Trilafon

Trilafon

A Poem by Randy Johnson
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THIS IS A TRUE STORY THAT OCCURRED SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO TODAY.

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This medication is called Trilafon or Perphenazine.

When I took it, I had the worst nightmare I've ever seen.

Life is something to be cherished.

But in December of 1996, I almost perished.

After my doctor wrote the prescription, I took the Trilafon.

If I hadn't been taken to the emergency room, I'd be gone.

Trilafon helps some people but it makes other people sick.

After taking this medication, I learned that I'm allergic.

I'd like to say it was all just a dream but it was real.

The doctors in the ICU saved me with Benadryl.

I foamed at the mouth and it felt like the Trilafon was burning out my brain.

I hope nobody else experiences this pain.

My doctor ticked me off when he wanted me to continue taking Trilafon with a side effect pill.

There was no way in Hell I'd keep taking it after being so ill.

Now I take a different medication and all is well.

It's much better to take Risperadol or Seroquel.

I was only twenty-five in 1996 and that would've been far too young to go.

If a doctor wants to prescribe you Trilafon, please say no.

© 2013 Randy Johnson


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Added on December 7, 2013
Last Updated on December 7, 2013
Tags: Caution, Terror, Medication, Poem, Nonfiction

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Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson

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I was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on August 20, 1971. I've lived in East Tennessee since 1973. My hobbies are writing and drawing. more..

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