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    Am I on the right track?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Alesia, Sep 19, 2013.

    In my story, my MC wakes up from a two week coma thinking she has been possibly date rape drugged. The narrative starts out with her feeling extremely dizzy, nauseous, dry mouth, splitting headache. It moves on to asking herself "what happened last night?" but her brain is just random images (most related to the incident that put her there) flashing past like channel surfing on a TV. However, to her these images make zero sense until one comes up that triggers a fuzzy memory of being in a bar, but not drinking alcohol. Being a former Army medic, she's confident she must have drank something, otherwise she wouldn't be so hungover and spaced-out feeling. The only other thing linked to a bar that could do that to her is a roofie. She starts to panic, slightly, then determines she's just being stupid and paranoid - until she discovers she's lying in a bed completely nude.

    After this, she opens her eyes to discover herself somewhere akin to a hospital and becomes convinced she was brought there after being raped. But try as she might, she can't remember a single thing that happened after the bar. (in reality the amnesia is caused by a severe head injury.)

    Anyway, does this sound like I'm on the right track for symptoms similar to being slipped a roofie type drug?
     
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    Typically with any perception altering drug the user feels disorientated, tired and not as responsive with their body movements. When the user wakes up it is not all the time that the user will experience the "black out" effect. There has been cases where Roofied patients were awake the entire time and some have blacked out not remember a moment of the incident until seeing the clues when they woke up.

    When users have woken up, it was as if they had a long nights hard rest. That is when they become disoriented of their location and the things around them.

    And there are other Roofie like drugs that completely block the chemicals in your brain that prevent memories from being permanently implanted.

    (personal experience studying in the medical field).

    GingerCoffee's resources will help. Also this maybe of shock value but also hunt down stories online of women's experiences when roofies. I know there are some resources out there that use the stories for educational purposes.
     
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    Just a thought as no expert but as soon as she woke up wouldn't there be a nurse or someone to tell her that she might have been raped or a doctor after the nurse rasies the alarm that she is awake. Depending on how she was found of course because they may check for abuse, with rape kit if she was found say in an alleyway or something.
     
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    She's kind of paranoid about that sort of thing anyway. You the type of person that always jumps to the weirdest/worst possible conclusion right off the bat with no evidence to support it.
     

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