Monday, July 19

Have you ever been in a coma?

Yesterday I had a pretty crappy day, and my allergies played a small part in that.  From about 1 pm until 5 pm I was sneezing constantly.  Finally my  mom decided that I should take some Benadryl.  She said, "I think this is expired but it should still be good enough."  It sure as heck was!  I read the directions like I always do and it said that the recommended dosage for 12 years to adult was 2 to 4 tablespoons.  I took my medicine and almost instantly I felt better.  The feeling better lasted for about 20 minutes and then I felt this uncontrollable urge to sleep.  So I did.  I took about a 2 hour nap passed out on the couch with my little furbaby curled up on my legs. I finally made myself get up because I knew that if I stayed in the fetal position on the couch that I will not be able to sleep when bedtime came around.

I got up, ate something, talked to my family, watched a little bit of a movie, but by 9 pm, I was dying.  I could have used a pair of chopsticks to prop my eyelids open.  Reluctantly, and a bit confused about how tired I was, I excused myself and went to bed.  I don't even remember falling asleep, the last thing I remember is brushing my teeth.  Then the fun begins.... Sometime during the middle of the night I did the following:  Removed all of my clothes and turned the AC down to 70.  I might be wrong, but I might have been hot!

I woke up this morning feeling like I had slept for ages, refreshed.  That is when I realized that I did the above.  I might have been burning up and fully clothed at 2 am, but at 5 am when I woke up to go work out I was naked and felt like I was in a freezer.  Throughout the rest of the day it was brought to my attention just how out of it I was:
1.  A text message I sent to a friend that upon further inspection made NO sense.  Sorry bout that.
2.  Apparently I had a conversation with my mom about meeting my Nana for supper the next night (I swear that didn't happen)
3.  I couldn't remember watching a movie

Then while I was at the aforementioned supper with my Nana, we were discussing my benedryl induced haze that was the previous night.  I kept saying, "Thank God I didn't take the full 4 tbsp dose."  It was at that point that my brother asked "is it possible that the dosing was tsp instead of tbsp?"
This is how I felt 


Wouldn't ya know it, he was right.  I took 2 tbsp instead of 2 tsp.  So basically I took 3, THREE, doses of benedryl.  No wonder I was in a coma and have memory loss of last night.  Oh well, at least I got a good night's sleep.  Let this story serve as a warning to you, always read dosing instructions carefully!


Michelle said...

OK, I can't stop laughing! I love this post - too funny! :)

Chelle said...

It definitely gave everyone a good laugh at my expense!

Jenn said...

oh my gosh! i take that often and would be in so much trouble taking that much! WOW!! lol

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