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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm Never Doing That Again............

Hi Everyone,

Well I have had a hell of a day!! Remember yesterday I said how I haven't slept well in over a week? Well hubby decided to offer me a sleeping pill. My first thought was NAH! I guess I will never sleep. Lots of people function daily on hardly any sleep, and besides I don't work, which he kindly points out all the time.

So around 10:30pm I am getting ready for bed and he gives me 2 pills. I said why 2? He says that the bottle (which he got from the doctor) said take 1 or 2 at night to get sleep. So I said what the heck, I will probably take them and just stare at the ceiling all night and it won't work.

So I woke up this morning to Mandy barking downstairs at the gardener outside at 8:24am. Wholy Shit!! I have never been in bed that late in like forever.

But there is a big problem. I can hardly move and feel like I am on drugs and hangover and deathly ill all at the same time. I stumble out of bed, wobbly, banging into the walls trying to make it to the toilet to pee. I made it back to bed with much difficulty.

Hubby finally comes upstairs and said he went jogging and sorry about the noise - but I was sleeping with my mouth open when he left. I said WHAT THE HELL WAS IN THOSE PILLS???????????????

I can hardly move and feel like shit. I laid in bed until 10:30 and felt sick to my stomach so I got up with great difficulty, brushed my teeth and washed my face. Couldn't even put on moisturizer or take a shower - too weak. just slipped on an old size XL sundress and stumbled downstairs.

Made some coffee, and put 2 pcs of oasis bread in the toaster oven and plopped on the couch. Hubby finally said your toast is burning... I said what the flying F-K do you care??? You drugged ME!!! I am dying and its all your fault!!!

He took the burnt toast and threw it out and fixed me more and put it on the coffee table and went upstairs to leave me alone. Cause I kept saying YOU DRUGGED ME!!! I can't even move!!!

Finally around 12:00 I could move my arms a little and started taking a few bites at a time of the toast. Then I felt sick and went to throw up but nothing. Around 2:30 I got up off the couch and fixed some Quinoa w/mushrooms, 1/2 zuchinni, chicken bullion, baby spinach, and tuna all in a bowl. I know it sounded weird - but it was good. I just took like 2-3 bites at a time until it was all gone. I had to force myself to eat. I was soo weak.

I just went and got the bottle and it said TEMAZEPAM (Restoril) 30mg. It also says take 1 at bedtime as needed for sleep at bedtime. I keep telling him he tried to kill me.!!! His excuse was the doctor said he could take 2. But I told him did you read it?? It says take 1.

OK so this is what it said about this product online:

you should know that some people who took medications for sleep got out of bed and drove their cars, prepared and ate food, had sex, made phone calls, or were involved in other activities while partially asleep. After they woke up, these people were usually unable to remember what they had done. Call your doctor right away if you find out that you have been driving or doing anything else while you were sleeping.

Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: aggressiveness, strange or unusually outgoing behavior, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), feeling as if you are outside of your body, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, new or worsening depression, thinking about killing yourself, confusion, and any other changes in your usual thoughts, mood, or behavior. Be sure that your family knows which symptoms may be serious so that they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Temazepam may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
  • hangover effect (feeling groggy the day after you take temazepam)
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
  • rash
  • hives
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes
  • hoarseness
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
Temazepam may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while you are taking this medication.

So now its after 5:30pm and I am upstairs in my room watching TV and feel a bit better to tell my story of my day. From now on I'm just gonna suffer and be tired.

Well that's it for now. I hope you all had a better day then me. The good thing is I am a little hungry now. I swear I feel like my teenage days coming off a bad acid trip or something LOL!! ( Not that I ever did that)

Have a great day. I have no thought today because as you read above - MEMORY LOSS :-)


  1. OMG, Girl ~ glad you are (finally!) OK...how scary!! Tell your husband to just stick to his juice ;-)

    Try to eat something again before bed...maybe some of your lemon coconut bread!!


  2. Sorry to hear about your day. That sounds scary. I have trouble sleeping too, but haven't taken anything yet. Some people I now take a Tylenol PM which just has some Benadryl in it. Stick to a glass or two of wine. You know I love it and it can help you sleep!

  3. Wow, that sounds terrible, almost like anesthesia! I've never even heard of that drug. I take Tylenol PM when I can't sleep, and on that bottle it says to take two but I only take one. I can take one at 11:00pm and wake up at 6:00am to get everyone up for school. I never feel groggy or anything. There is a product called MidNight that is all natural that you can even take in the middle of the night if you can't fall back asleep and you will still wake up alert. Your experience sounded terrible, but no sleep is crappy too!

  4. I feel really bad for you, but you wrote like a comic writer! What a day that you had!
    Maybe next time try some natural melatonen? Or however you spell it! Good luck! If I don't sleep I get even more cranky than I am sometimes!

  5. Oh, that sounds terrible! I'm so sorry! I hope you can sleep without pills or at least something less harsh. Yikes!

  6. Wow how scary...it is scary enough to take perscription drugs anyway after you hear half of their side effects. I hope you are feeling better and got all of the drugs out of your system.

  7. Oh, yikes! So glad that you're doing a bit better.hoping tomorrow will be a better day.Darlene

  8. Wow! I take Restoril and 1 pill kicks my butt! I can only imagine what 2 would do! Restoril is in the same family as xanax and valium! There is a great melatonin at Trader Joes that works well. Take 1 tab 2 hours before bed and you will sleep pretty darn well (melatonin is the natural hormone your body makes to make you sleepy). Sorry, too much medical info from the drug rep (AND daughter of a clinical pharmacologist). Anyhow, hope you are feeling better! :)
    Carey Callander

  9. Wow, I am sorry Rosalie. I take Benadryl sometimes 1 hour before bedtime - but never during the day. I am hitting the road and hope that Katie or Kay will be able to tell me where to find Nature's Hollow in their neck of the woods. When I get home later next week I am going to make the coconut bread (and hopefully have some Nature's hollow on it. I am excited about that!

  10. I am in menopause and have trouble sleeping. I took Benadryl every night and felt it was starting to affect me. Now, I have found that if I exercise at least 20 minutes and work up a sweat (around 4:00 p.m.), it helps me sleep better. My hot flashes aren't as bad either.


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