I count out my night meds and put them back in an old pill bottle. I usually pay a lot of attention, but I was watching a movie last night and picked up the wrong bottle... Ambien10mgs. I shook them into my mouth and swallowed with water, then realized that was an awful lot of pills going down and there were still pills in the bottle. Good thing its near the end of the month... I had 4 left in the bottle so I could have only taken 6 or 8. I called the doctor on call, he was like "How can you take 8 Ambien by mistake?" I felt about 6 years old after I baked crayons in my easy bake oven, He had me call poison control. She REALLY chewed me out... down to about 3 and trying to make gooey paints with laundry soap, food coloring and dish soap. She told me I'd probably be OK but might sleepwalk. The doc called me back to see what poison control said, he gave me the same sleepwalking lecture. I said I'd be OK, I'd been sleepwalking since I was a kid. Anyway, I stayed awake until around 3 am b/c I was scared, then woke up at 10:30 with a bad hangover, to someone knocking on my door. I bet he sent someone over to see if I was OK because nothing was at the door when I got there. The old crusty marshmallow.
heartsgrace omg thank God your ok! not to make you feel small but dont u ever do that again! God definatly had grace on your big heart!woow!!! did they mention how long that the ambien can effect you? im shocked they wasnt worried that you wouldnt wake up or a heart attack thank God!!! i think id of went and had my stomache pumped.. so glad your here sweety please take care!
im just glad your alive heartsgrace, its not as stupid as you think, i did the dame dam thing taking about 4 10/325 percocet at a time. before i got a pill counter i would seperate my doses, and forgetting i did that and out of it from trying my hardest to sleep and deal with rls along with pain and my wds from taper i drank my bottle. oh the things we do. my dr actually teased me asking me what ya think? you was taking a shot of tequilla? and i know the feeling of those rude nurses and drs at the ers, i get the same treatment, but when i give them my attitude back they back off, then i kindly say whats your name? and write it down with a smile and say, i think the ceo of this center would like to hear his/her patients feedback, thanks you, and smile and walk out. but the trick is, wait till your leaving or they may give you a lethal dose of pain meds, lol, kidding. im just glad your ok, but really try and just rest or the most do yard work with no tools to kinda sweat it out. take care, your friend
Hi heartsgrace. Kind of chuckled in a polite way. Its happened once or twice in my life. Had me worried, actually thought It was going to be the end. Still here, but it does give you some anxiety attack when it happens. Surprised the lady at poison control was so rude, giving that you're in dire straits. Take care, glad you're still with us :-0),
I HAVE to keep mine in one of those weekly containers with morning meds in one c olor, noon in another and eves in yet another or I would not take mine properly. The trouble comes in when you do it in a mindless way then think later, did I take it or did I not? I flip the lid up so I can see the empty container to know that, yes, I did take it! It is what helps me and I'm religious about filling it every week. This helps me keep counts of my meds too.
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