I have a friend who’s hyperactive and has difficulty falling asleep.  I have trouble staying awake – so it works out.  Anyway, she’s been on this sleeping pill, Ambien, for a few months.  She just got around to reading the “Medication Guide” and was pretty rattled by it.

“Listen to this!” she read. “After taking zolpidem tartrate, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night.”

“No way!” I said, “Give me the sheet.”

She gave it to me.  It said exactly what she read.

I started laughing.  She looked at me suspiciously.  Of course I had to bust her chops about it.

“Look,” I said, “it was nothing you hadn’t done before and there was nothing memorable about it.”

She didn’t smile.

I guess there are some things you shouldn’t joke about.

One Response to “AM-BEYOND”

  1. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    We are being bombarded with bullshit drugs the doctors didn’t learn about in school. Their HMO or PPO sends salesmen out to their office to tell them about it-how much of a “BONUS” (not a kickback, oh no, not that, a BONUS) they will get, and they are prescribing it the next patient. Think of the Bonuses that obamacare will bring to the new Harvard grads that are no longer required to take the Hippocratic oath-as it “No longer applies to modern medicine.”

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