Thursday, June 01, 2006

"Hey! Remember The Time When Chrissy Got Messed Up At Work?"

That is the phrase that I will forever be hearing at work from my co-workers. I took a prescription migraine medication for the first time today. I wasn't going to, because I wasn't sure how I'd react, but my immediate supervisor told me that I should and they'd keep an eye on me.

It said the side effects were most commonly sleepiness and dizziness, so I was prepared for that. Unfortunately, I had one of the less common reactions. It got me totally high! So there I was at work, not being able to concentrate, or remember what I was supposed to be doing, all the while I was giggling and saying things that my co-workers appeared to find funny. I didn't find out til I got home that one of the more rare side effects is euphoria.

I think I made a total ass of myself, but everyone knew that I was trying a new medication so they understood.

I have to say, it was pretty mortifying having to go to the head of my department and saying, "I'm sorry. I have to go home. I'm too high to work." My supervisor came with me, and it really wasn't that bad. It was just really embarrassing.

It's like I can think sort of rationally, so I know I'm being an idiot. I just have no impulse control. I think that the website I went to to find "less common" side effects called it "loss of mental acuity". Let me tell you--I definitely have that. It's taking me forever to write this blog entry, because I'm still not mentally with it.

I'll never live this one down!

My migraine's gone though.


Karen said...

Oh no!!!!! Don't worry, though, I'm sure they all understand. No need to be embarassed. You probably brightened up everyone's day!!!

Luquee said...

Hahaha, that's so funny! :P Ya poor thing...