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Old 03-15-2008, 04:01 PM #1
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I had a scrary night last night. I stayed up late playing an online game until about 1AM. I took my Lunesta and went to bed. I woke up at about 5AM with severe stomach cramping. I got up and went to the bathroom and the cramps were pretty bad. I was panicking about it when I realized how cold it was in the house. I needed to be warm so during a pause I quickly got up with the intention to turn up the heat. I felt dizzy and lightheaded, lost my balance and kind of bumped off the bathroom wall. The next thing I remember is laying flat on my back on the hallway floor looking up at the hallway light (I must have made it out of the bathroom) with my dog Sammy standing over me. I realized I had fainted and that scared me even more. I managed to get myself up and flopped myself on my bed. I was still panicky and then the cramps started again, so back to the bathroom and after that the cramps stopped and I went back to bed. I was clearer headed by then and while laying there, I noticed that a spot on my head hurt, my left middle finger hurt and my right knee hurt. I felt my head and I did have a bump on the back of my head near the top. I must have hit my head on the way down. Oh no, I thought, I could have a concussion. I didn't know what to do, go to the hospital or not. I decided not to. I fell asleep and I did wake up, that is the good news. I definately have a bump on my head and my middle finger really got crammed somehow, it's black and blue. In the hallway I have a couple of pictures on the wall and this morning, I noticed that one of them was crooked. I almost made it to the thermostat.

Man, it is frightening to have something like that happen. I think it was just stomach problems because I haven't been eating well again. But I also think that having the Lunesta in me didn't help the situation either. I was panicking about it, so obviously enough blood or oxygen wasn't getting to my brain so I passed out. I'm also in transition from Lexapro to Zoloft so that could have contributed to it as well. Those three thing together and I was OUT.

My stomach feels a just little quesy today. I sat down at my computer here today and my right arm started shaking when I held it out to type but I think it was because I haven't eaten much since yesterday. The shaking isn't as bad now that I ate.

I'm trying to decide if I should go to the ER anyway. I am leaning towards not going. I don't have a headache, my memory is fine, my thinking is clear. I was I bit dizzy when I got out of bed this morning, so I layed back down and then got up more slowly and after that I was fine.

I just needed to tell somebody about it. It scares me to think that it could have been much worse.

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THat does sound scarey.
I have heard of very strange things happening to people who take ambian...so I am sure that strange things can happen with lunesta as well.
I had a couple of stomach aches that I was sure was a gall bladder attack or something that only lasted 12 hours...next morning was fine but felt horrible the night before.
I am sorry that you had this happen to you.
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Oh my! Yes you are lucky you woke up! Wow! I don't know what up with these anti-depressants. I have had a nasty cold for two weeks with a very unproductive cough. 20 years ago I had pneumonia and broke 3 ribs and tore the cartlidge off my rib cage from coughing. At this point, I am scared and ready to make a visit with my pd. But then 3 days ago I started vomiting and for the last 72 hours my stomach is wrecking havoc. Anti-depressants? Or this new healthy med mix I am doing for mine and my dogs cancer?
Half hour ago I sent my 11 year old out to walk Nina after finding a pile of puke in the dinning room. I watched from the window and Nina held her head down the whole time not at all having a blast like normal when on a walk. I am thinking now that we have overdosed on the new med. When we feel better I will re-introduce them but at a much slower pace. I never ever have naps and today I've taken two. I am just so sick. Ugh!

Looking for hope, this is the weekend, take it easy! That is just so scary to think about what happened to you last night.
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I hope tonight is MUCH easier for you ..... get some rest.
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I was more afraid I could have died from hitting my head on the doorknob which I was right next too. It must have been the back of my head because it hurts when I lay down on the pillow. It have since found out that my right knee is bruised, my left and right shoulder and upper arm, my left middle finger is swollen and black and blue. I also noticed that the right arm of my nightgown was ripped. I still can't believe all that happened and I don't remember it. It scares me if it had been worse. Who knows how long it would be before anyone found me... That's another big fear I have.

I know... don't think about the might have beens. I should say thank god, I didn't hit my head on the doorknob!

Yeh, well, I still think I have Post Traumatic Shock. I am afraid to go to sleep, it might happen again.

I know.... Please read the above!

Thank you all for your concern.
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((Looking)) That change of meds can be harrowing! Add the Lunesta to that and voila! I know when I took Ambien I did some very strange things. Sleep eating for one, and would even wake up with food in my mouth or food spilled all over the front of me, and didn't remember getting it!

You'll be fine. ((Looking))
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Thanks Doody, but I'm a mess. I can add a sore neck to my list of damages. Putting the possible concussion aside and the fear of the what might have been's, I don't know how I feel about this med transition. I feel really messed up. I have titrated down to 5mg Lexapro and up to 50 Zoloft. I miss the Lexapro. I felt it helped with the anxiety, too soon to tell with the depression on the Zoloft.

I didn't go to bed til after .... Oh.... I don't remember.... Well, that isn't a good sign, is it? I just got up... and it what... 1:30 in the afternoon

I think I was starting to say that I think I messed myself up a little after I went down on the Lexapro, the 2mg Lunesta wasn't working and I starting augmenting it with Klonipin because I didn't want to pay the $40 copay for the 3mg Lunesta which I had a script. I was on Ambien for a year but I could barely get 3 hours of sleep a night and that was the CR (the long acting one). I think Lunesta is one of the better ones with regards to the issues that you are talking about.

As far as my incident the other night, I think I had the triple whammy. Any one of those issue going on wouldn't have cause me to pass out like that...

Thanks for letting me ramble... I am wound up tighter than a drum...

I think I'd better get out for a walk. I haven't seen the light of day in a long time....

Oh, and get that Lunesta filled... and quit the Klonapin which I had bragged that I hadn't taken any since I went up on the Lexapro to 30mg, which turned out to be too much.

See.... I told you I was rambling..



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