The fog was thick inside my brain, a painful force within my head. I took the poison more than once, and in my mind a sweet refrain.

“Come in, come in”, the voices said, “Come to our world where nothing matters. You won’t remember anything of the real world which lies in tatters”.

And so I followed the Siren call, down winding pathways wreathed in fog. I felt it damp against my skin and clinging to my filmy gown.

One day, two days, I remained, enraptured by what lay before me. Unable to return to the world, where I belong with feet planted firmly.


On Monday night I accidentally took two different lots of my epilepsy medication – Clonazepam. Amnesia was the result, and I remember nothing (or a very limited amount) from Monday night through to early Wednesday morning.

I am still wobbly and a little disoriented, but I’m fine. Fortunately I’m on a very low dose of this drug (which could drop a rhino) so accidents such as this don’t cause any long-term harm, but I need to be more vigilent in the future!

At least a half-decent poem was inspired by that – I have to say, extremely trippy – experience. All the same, I don’t intend to ever be in that place again. I’ve lost two whole days of marriage to this stupid accident.

About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Would like a Tardis when I grow up.
This entry was posted in Born This Way, Creative Writing, Epilepsy, Health, Marriage, Medication, Neurological, Seizures. Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Amnesia

  1. willowdot21 says:

    You are only human, don’t beat yourself all will be well, thinking of you! Great poem by the way!

  2. littlesundog says:

    I’m glad you are doing well again! You made the best of it… what a great bit of prose came from your “trippy” experience!

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  4. Scary! So glad you are feeling a bit better.

  5. Dear Missus Tribble,

    Ooh, nasty. How are you feeling now?

    Love Dotty xxx

    • Missus Tribble says:

      Dear Dotty,

      A lot better thank you, although I will never get those hours back!

      I am just back from the headshrinker; she was surprisingly nice.

      Love, Missus Tribble xxx

      • Dear Missus Tribble,

        I’m pleased you found her nice. I hope the appointment went well and wasn’t distressing for you.

        Love Dotty xxx

      • Missus Tribble says:

        Dear Dotty,

        She was a pleasant, quietly-spoken Indian lady who wore a beautiful sari and had a very relaxing attitude. The appointment was far less stressful and upsetting than I feared it was going to be.

        Love, Missus Tribble xxx

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wow, fancy accidentally taken two lots of the medications. I’m glad it didn’t do anything too bad, although I think amnesia is disturbing. Hope you are okay today.🙂

  7. Amy Aletheia says:

    That’s an excellent poem, and I love the image you chose to go with it.🙂

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