On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Side effects April 28, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 6:53 pm

My doctor gave me a new prescription to help me sleep.  We’ve had a busy weekend, so Mike just picked it up this afternoon for me.  I’m reading through the side effects like always when I came across this warning “Some patients taking this medicine have performed certain activities when they were not fully awake.  These have included sleep-driving, making and eating food, and making phone calls.”

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10 Responses to “Side effects”

  1. Kathy Clarke Says:

    So when you call that you are on your way over to share a snack we should be wary! LOL

  2. Cindy Says:

    Phone calls? That is a weird side effect!

    • I think that they are basically saying you might do anything and have no memory of it. If you called someone else they would remember that it happened. If you just got up and walked around your house, it’s possible no one would notice.

  3. Sara Says:

    Maybe you’ll make dinner without realizing it, and be ahead of the game. 🙂

  4. Margie Says:

    I’ve read about a lot of side effects on prescription inserts, but not those. I agree with Sara. Maybe you’ll get your supper cooked every night while you sleep!

  5. Sonya S. Says:

    Yikes! So, if you call me at 3am and tell me you’re bringing over some food you just made – I’ll know what’s going on 😉

  6. Becca Says:

    I’m convinced some of my best ideas come to me while I’m sleeping. I’m seeing patents and copyrights in your future 🙂

  7. I’m looking forward to seeing your sleep posts 😉


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