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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Important safety tip...

If you take Trazodone to help you sleep once in a while, and you want to go to bed early on a Friday night, and you take some Trazodone to make sure you sleep through the night, and your pills are 100 mg, it is not a good idea to take more than two.

Specifically, it is not a good idea to take five. 500 mgs of Trazodone will bring down a charging rhino I think.

I went to bed at 9 PM. I woke up at 7. It was like I was drunk. I was stumbling around, couldn't focus on anything, and was so fuzzy headed it wasn't funny. I held it together for 30 minutes, long enough to fix something to eat and read the comics.

Then it was back to bed. For another four hours.

I got up and took a shower, and Mrs. Fab and I went to lunch. She had to drive because I didn't trust myself. I was still pretty woozy.

We had plans for after lunch, but she had to bring me home, and I slept for another four hours.

That's more sleep than I usually get in three days. I pretty much lost most of the day.

And as I write this, it has been 24 hours since I took the Trazodone. And while I am fine sitting down, I am still a little shaky when I am walking around.

So...I guess if two pills are good, then five pills are not necessarily better. Who knew?

This has been a public service announcement.

32 Comments:

Blogger Shelli said...

I told you, I took a 50 mg tab once and it knocked me out. I was still out of it the next day at 1:30 in the afternoon. I felt like that when I first woke up, too. I couldn't have walked a straight line if my life depended on it.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Well, how often can you really walk a straight line, with all the bourbon coursing through your veins...

11:43 PM  
Blogger Blogarita said...

Oh my! I can't even take more than one tablet of Tylenol PM. It doesn't always help me sleep, but if I take more than that, I'm either dead to the world or having restless sleep and weird-ass dreams all night.

11:58 PM  
Blogger CeCe said...

Boys.... All boys do these stupid things! What's WRONG with you? READ THE DIRECTIONS! *shakes head*

11:59 PM  
Blogger Shelli said...

Bourbon? What's bourbon? I don't know anything about this bourbon that you speak of.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

So - the real question is, did you take that many intentionally? Is this a cry for help, or did you just really need a lot of rest? Hope you slept soundly!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Um, my husband use to take 4 tylenol. He said two didn't cut it. Four tylenol can cause permanent liver damage. And I am not talking over time. My dad is an RN and I asked him to tell my husband about the dangers.

Do I need to sic my dad on you, too?

(BTW, Shelli doesn't call it bourbon anymore after she puts the whipped cream on top. Then it is dessert.)

1:01 AM  
Blogger Karl said...

What were you thinking? That's a hell of a lot of medication. 100mg per pill? Sorry, this is one of those things I have a really hard time laughing about, having had experience with a few friends who OD'd. Glad you're OK. Please stick to the prescription label, dude.

1:04 AM  
Blogger DutchBitch said...

So who typed up the message? Did you have Mrs Fab do that as well or one of the lemurs. And who kept the lemurs busy while you were dozing off all the time, anyway? You should not take them out of their rythm... You'll have to break 'm in all over again if you do...

3:20 AM  
Blogger Me said...

hmmm, now, me, I read that more as a recommendation to take that many pills.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Dick Small said...

I'm pretty sure Rush Limbaugh would love some of these. Maybe we can write him a perscription, or shop for someone who can.

5:23 AM  
Blogger Dick Small said...

Boys DO do stupid things, but it's MEN who don't read directions.

5:25 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Come on Mr. Fab, admit it. You took the first dose and then simply forget about it, and took it again.
One thing I've noticed In these things that make you sleepy (I don't know much about that), they have this tendency to wake you up after three hours, constantly!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Blogarita--That is because you are delicate, my friend!

CeCe--I know! Guilty!

Shelli--It's that amber liquid you keep in that flask. And that thermos. And in bottles hidden all over the house...

Erin--I slept very soundly, but that is not the way to do it, apparently.

Lynda--LMAO at the desert comment!!!

Karl--I agree it's not very funny. I'm not doing THAT again!

Dutchy--The lemurs were actually away on a filed trip to Budweiser bottling plant...

Me--That is because you are a twisted little monkey :)

Dick--I agree with that...

Lorraine--Well, I'm PRETTY sure I took them all at once LOL

6:40 AM  
Blogger marty said...

Drugs are bad- Mr. Mackey, South Park

And who said tv wasn't educational?

7:46 AM  
Blogger Attila The Mom said...

Maybe it was that tequila chaser that did you in...

;-)

8:21 AM  
Blogger Suze said...

Maybe Horlicks would be better next time. :) I sometimes use the herbal ones, they can be pretty effective.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous jafer said...

I once took 4 sleeping pills and that's because I had a headache and thought I was taking some headache stuff, two at a time.

I had to get up for work the next day and I couldn't even keep my eyes open in the shower, so I did my zombie walk back to bed. I understand exactly how you felt.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Finn said...

More than two? Why in the world would you do that?

As Cece said: Read the directions! You want to go to sleep, not into a coma.

10:04 AM  
Blogger shirley said...

Why take pills, when you can take your wife instead? Post-sex sleep is the BEST! (this has been a pubic service announcement)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Marty--Mr. Mackey is so wise...

Attila--Was that a bad idea? :)

Suze--Horlicks? I am afraid I am not familiar...

Jafer--Yes indeed. I learned my lesson!

Megan--I know sis, I'll be more careful, I promise

Shirley--I don't think I would have been in a position to perform...

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

I used to take Trazodone.
One got me high.
Two got me stoned.
Three turned me to a zombie.
Four put me in a coma.
I can't image what five would have done. Geez! :oP

4:30 PM  
Anonymous ficklechick said...

What.were.you.thinking? You're crazy! I'd be afraid to take one of those, much less five!!!

4:34 PM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

I'm surprised you woke up at all!

Don't do that again, Mister!

6:22 PM  
Blogger CyberCelt said...

Those pills are deadly. Not to speak of the side effects. Try a relaxation tape and you will live longer.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Josh--Come on over, buddy. Let's have a Trazodone party! :)

Ficklechick--Well, the last time I took two, it didn't really seem to do anything. So...

Pissy--Yes ma'am! I don't plan to!

Cybercelt--Wait, who said I wanted to live longer? :)

6:36 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

They make you thirsty but they had me on 200mg. so two would probably make it a real bad thing. I only take them when I MUST.

I hate them b'c they make me thirsty all night and that wakes me up and the medication won't do its job. How weird is that?

8:58 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

you sound like me with the rum and cheese.
Sheesh..I am still sickly...never again. I repeat never again!

9:32 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Then I think you should change your name to "The Fabulous Charging Rhino". Seriously Fab, we like you alive and blogging, so no more of that, ok? :-)

6:48 AM  
Blogger cherish said...

What in heaven's name possessed you to take 5???

I am happy you woke up!!

11:22 PM  
Blogger Dreamwalker said...

Wow, I just read this. I have never heard of Trazodone...but thanks for that tip!! I'll keep it in mind for all sleeping tablets - don't take 5!!

Out of curiousity, does 2 not work for you?

7:59 PM  
Blogger Plunky said...

Why the hell did you take 5??? You went from 2 to 5? LMAO! Mr Fab! Are we going to have to check you into rehab too?? You know what, I think we'd have an awesome time!

7:35 PM  

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