When my Mom was here at Thanksgiving, I let her know that I was having issues sleeping. And she was too. Her Dr. had prescribed for her Ambien and assured her that it was non-addictive. My Mom does not care for drugs. Anymore.
So, she suggested I try it too. I was leery, I was scared. I pictured myself standing outside of walmart in a few months asking for a ‘little help’ from strangers. And I don’t even like walmart.
Anyhoo…I took them a few times. Mind you, I never took and ENTIRE pill, I always cut stuff in half, cause I am scared I tell ya!
On the few nights that I did take a HALF, I had glorious sleep. Fabulous…I woke up in the morning happy, practically bouncing out of bed.
Ok, take back the bouncing part.
Cut to Monday night of this week, some of you know I was wearing a heart monitor to check on my recent heart palpitations.
This was not pleasant and I knew sleep would allude me. So, I took my 1/2 drug dose.
And then, for some reason, I decided to NOT go right to bed.
What did I do?
I wandered around the house doing weird things.
Laundry, and swaying.
Talking to my family, and swaying.
Trying to play words with friends, and swaying.
Repeating things to my family, and swaying.
Repeating the same exact sentence after 4.5 minutes, and swaying.
They all thought I was crazy…but of course, I was oblivious to it all…cause I must have been high as a kite.
I have only a vague recollection of a sentence that I repeated and the Coach said: “You just told me that.”
I hate it when people repeat themselves!!!
After the entertainment wore off, they sent me to bed, I slept…even with this apparatus with all the flipping cords attached to me…I slept.
The coach said, if I ever decide to take this sleeping pill again, that I should do so WHILE in bed and ready for sleep!
This is a very strong drug….and scary. I don’t know if I will ever take them again!
BTW: I have no test results, but I really don’t think anything is wrong with my heart. My head? Yeah, but not my heart!