Roofies or the date rape drug is a dangerous drug that can leave you in a very bad position. There are symptoms and signs that you can look for to know if you have been “roofied.” Roofie symptoms can be hard to spot especially if you have drank enough to be drunk in the first place.
It is not usual for someone that has been “roofied” not to even realize that something is very wrong. Knowing what symptoms to look for can help you not only protect yourself but to protect your friends as well.
You know your tolerance to alcohol better than anyone else. If you notice that you are more drunk than you should be after only drinking a small amount of alcohol you may have had someone slip something in your drink. Roofies enhance the feeling of being drunk.
If you have not taken anything that may enhance the effect of the alcohol than you should be concerned. There are other things that can affect how “drunk” you feel like whether you are taking any prescription medication or if you have not eaten.
One of the major Roofied symptoms is a feeling of overwhelming sleepiness. Sleepiness combined with dizziness is considered symptoms of being drugged. Most people know their bodies pretty well and if you suddenly become very tired after having a drink and usually do not experience that type of response than you may have been drugged.
Date rape drugs will make the person that has been drugged feel confused almost euphoric. You may feel like you are in a dreamlike state. When you wake up you may have no recollection of the night before. You will likely still feel an element of confusion before the drugs wear completely off. Confusion about the events of the time prior to waking up usually continues well beyond what you would expect. You may remember bits and pieces of what happened almost like a dream like state.
Nausea Vomiting and Headache
Roofied symptoms also include nausea, vomiting and headaches typically before the uncontrolled sleepiness hits. Other symptoms include hallucinating, trouble breathing and a problem with vision. It can be very hard to be able to pinpoint symptoms because they are so similar to alcohol consumption to the extreme.
Usually someone realizes that they have been drugged when they wake up and feel like something is not quite right and have no recollection of the night before.