Medication side effects
I’m taking a new medication for my depression, generic Effexor. One of the nifty little side effects is abnormal dreams. My holy hell, they were not joking.
Since my kids wake me up multiple times a night, I often have multiple ‘abnormal dreams’. Most are just stranger than what dreams I usually have but not last night. Before bed last night, as I usually do, I was reading. Just started The Book of the Dead (7th Pendergast book, 3rd Diogenes book) Anyway, there’s murder, there always is. I ended up dreaming that I was being stalked by a Diogenes like person. People (and animals) were dropping dead around me left and right. Just before I wake up, the killer was trying to stab me with a fondue fork (yes, a fondue fork). I was holding a dog and my ferret Link and couldn’t move my arms to defend myself, so I kicked at him. This is where I woke up, my left arm pinned to the bed by my littlest Monkey, my feet kicking the bed sheets off me wildly, and my heart pounding.
Needless to say, I’m exhausted.