Those Meds Will Turn You Into A Real Joker

, , , , , | Romantic | February 2, 2021

Due to stupidity on my part, I’m having to deal with intense pain in my jaw from a cracked tooth which is preventing me from sleeping. As there are weeks before my emergency appointment to resolve the tooth, I go to the doctor to get some help. She prescribes an antipsychotic, with strict instructions of when I should take them — never at any other time — as well as a warning that they may affect my mental stability due to the fact I am not dealing with any mental health issues, especially on the first night of taking them.

I relay this to my partner. I take the medication, as per instructions, just before bed, and we’re quietly cuddling… until I burst into tears.

Partner: “What?”

Me: “I’m really sorry.”

Partner: “For what?”

Me: *Extremely distressed* “I’m so sorry. I’m so, so sorry!”

My partner sits up, really concerned.

Partner: “What’s happened?”

Me: “Don’t hate me. Please don’t hate me! But you have to know!”

Partner: “I won’t! What is it? What do I have to know?”

Me: “Batman isn’t real! I’m so, so sorry.”

Partner: *Long pause* “Are you serious right now?”

Me: “Yes. Yes. Oh, I’m sorry! I’m sorry! Please don’t hate me!”

Partner: *Another long pause* “Oh.”

Me: “You’re shaking! Are you crying? Don’t hate me, don’t hate me!”

He’s trying desperately to not laugh.

Partner: “It’s okay, it’s all okay. I don’t hate you! I’m not crying! I love you. Very much. I just think we need to sleep on that… revelation… Okay?”

I eventually settle down and fall soundly asleep. I wake up around eleven the next morning, and I sort of start remembering everything that happened the night before. I’m not sure if it was a dream. I feel my partner move beside me.

Me: *Whispering* “Are you awake?”

Partner: “Yeah.”

Me: “Okay. Last night… Don’t laugh. Did I tell you Batman wasn’t real?”

He bursts into laughter.

Me: “I said don’t laugh! I don’t know if I dreamt it or not!”

Partner: “Yes! Yes, you did! You were so serious, too! It was like this big secret everyone had apparently kept from me! It was so real for you right then! Oh, God! I’m glad you took those drugs on a Friday! Can you imagine if I’d had work today? But it was so funny!”

Me: *Laughing* “It’s not funny! I was actually distressed!”

Partner: “I know! I know you were! I could tell. I didn’t laugh at the time! I almost did, but I managed to hold it in. You thought I was crying! I bloody deserve an award for not laughing! I’m glad you’re no longer feeling the effects, though.”

I’d like to report that I didn’t have the same effects the night after… that I know of.

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