im just so scared and depend on these meds how to i get back to feeling good again thank
yea hang in there as long as you arent taking to much you should be ok.im on alot of meds too i often wonder the same,like if i will wake up in the am.so just dont worry and if you feel you are on too much call your dr..another thing i used too take 20-25 hydrocodone a day and adde all kind of other meds too it so u should be fine
Oh, my God, I hate to be the only cynic here, but your Dr. can and will give you meds that can kill you.
For one thing, docs are courted by the pharmaceutical companies, who tend to give free samples and press only the newest drugs on the docs, who then only recommend those drugs, which are the least tested on the general public.
I am changing my Psychiatrist because, after 4 years of telling her I was more depressed than I'd been in an unbelievably abusive childhood, more suicidal than ever, so homicidal that I wanted to do a "Charles Whitman off the highest building I could find", she just kept telling me "to go into therapy" and "make the hard decisions" in my life.
Guess what? I did all that (even divorcing my beloved husband because she told me he was probably part of the problem -- we're back together: permanently), and was still depressed, suicidal, homicidal, totally insomniac, experiencing chest pain, unable to breathe, couldn't think, couldn't work, had no motivation, cried all the time, etc. All she did was prescribe more drugs and repeat the same mantra: "go to therapy and make the hard decisions in your life".
Finally I got to the point where I had the homicides planned, and my suicide planned. I am not joking. Just as I was leaving the house to commit the homicides, then return home to kill myself in the woods at the back of our property, a voice in my head said "Drugs".
That jolted me. I went to the computer and looked up the only drug that voice told me to research, though the doc has me on plenty.
I looked up "post marketing side effects of Lexapro" which I've been on for the four years since I moved to this state and the new doc put me on it, instead of the Elavil I requested, because "Lexapro is newer".
The postmarketing side effects, reported directly by patients or their docs to the FDA or the CDC, and not by the pharmaceutical companies who are trying to get these new drugs approved, of Lexapro were "increasing depression (i.e., the longer you took the drug), suicidal thoughts ideation and completed suicides, homicidal thoughts ideation and completed homicides, heart attacks, insomnia, etc.
It appears that Lexapro, like Celexa, though it is touted as an SSRI, which should make more serotonin available to the brain, actually depletes the serotonin in the brain. The longer the patient is on the drug, the more severe the side effects become. In fact, the company that makes Celexa has been sued over the number of patients who have committed suicide on its product. Now the lawsuits against Lexapro's maker are appearing (a 9-year-old committed suicide on Lexapro: his mother's woeful and heartbreaking comment: "I didn't even know that he knew what suicide was.")
There is a "Lexapro Withdrawal Support Group" with over 1.6 MILLION members, all of whom got off Lexapro because of those very side effects I mentioned. 90% had been on Lexapro 2-6 years.
Your Dr is not God. You must take responsibility for your own health. Docs can and do make terrible, fatal mistakes with drugs. Before you take any drug, you should research it yourself.
Google: drug's name, side effects, post marketing.
That is the only way to make sure that you get all the info that the drug companies are hiding from the FDA and from the consumers in order to get the drug to the market as quickly as possible to make money. Do not use the PDR as that is info provided by the drug companies to get the drug to market and is not reliable. Only the post marketing results will give you the most accurate side effects stats because they're based on huge numbers of populations, long time periods, and results reported directly to the FDA or the CDC and not censored by the drug company.
Never, ever put blind faith in your doctor, no matter how much you trust him/her. Docs are human. They make mistakes. Not intentionally, we hope, but people die every day from docs' mistakes.
Don't be one of them.
I almost was.
Healing on your path, my friend.
I would like to know which meds your on. Sometmes the interactions suck and in my experiece some meds make your sympomsworse. I was on lexapro for one year and the side effects were horrid nd the doctor would look at me like i was making it up. I finally came off of it and it took about 2-3 months to wean off and another month or so to feel normal. I had a black clooud over me and felt really like a shell. Lexapro is a wonder drug for some and others a nightmare. I started a blog lexapronomore.blogspot.com and I would love to hear peoples experience with this drug because i believe it is doing more harm than good. Hang in there and if you could tell the meds on that might help with this puzzle, there is hope because you wrote,if you had no hope you wouldnt of.
We all have to face the answers : medicine indeed can help when in pain it is not meant cure anything its meant to help one deal with the pain and any long term use is flat out gonna cause other medical issues not brought to your attention until its to late such as chronic use of pain pills will cause one to develope chronic bronchitius which means of course more medicine, so clearly unless you have some serious diabiling pain that gives a very poor quality of live,save your kidney,liver,lungs, & addictions that come from having to take more and more as time goes on which I might ad a good doctor will tell the patient that has chronic pain that if he or she is not addicted now he or she will be. So pain med.
never take true pain away it only helps one get thru the pain,so if you take 4 pain pills a day and your still in pain dont take more this is where addiction starts on the mind and body and will get you quick and I mean real quick right along with kidney,liver lungs and dont forget the bowels of course ,start messing up all that and talk about depression usually caused because the body in pain is not functionally properly then add a little more med. for that gain some weight ,sleep ,sleep, and it seems one only gets even more depressed,Im just saying weigh all these things
I live in a community of older people.. some of them go to different doctors to
collect all of the pills they want..I have seen a lot of them die..
Also your doctor is not GOD.. he is not infaliable..
I was given a strong medication for my ocular migrains and arthuritis,
which would have made my intestines bleed.. So you have to watch
everything all the time.. and trust no one but yourself.. You can find
all the information you need about anything on the internet..Take care of your
self.. I take one pill for my blood pressure.. that I now have to take.. But
if I had known that once started you cannot stop it.. I would have looked for different alternatives.. Take care..
DOCTORS CAN AND DO KILL. I was almost another statistic because we are treated like another number and another file. My psychiatrist that I started seeing for delayed PTSD in 1996 for 2 very catastrophic accidents that I had at age 13 and 15 starting in 1981. I never had any counseling and just got burned out from 68 operations, 23 broken bones, 1400 days in the hospital, 3 months in traction in the U of MI burn unit from a complete degloving injury from mid thigh to toes. Well I saw him through out the years and he would just throw medications at me left and right for no reason. He was treating sleep related insomnia due to severe excruciating phantom limb pain I have fought with since 1996 when my leg was amputated above the knee. He knew of my every medication which included methadone for my pain and some others like Lyrica plus breakthrough med, The idiot prescribed xyrem which is pretty much like GHB and I always educate myself about meds and had done some but was very busy with Christmas. I also had my own personal nurse from Jazz Pharma who distributes xyrem from one central pharmacy and you receive overnight from fed ex and have to sign for. I talked with my nurse and the pharmacist at least 4 times in 2 weeks. I asked them tons of questions and they said I was just fine. My meds were fine. I won't even tell you what happened because of this medicine with my bowels because of this. Even the idiots at Jazz PHARMA TOLD ME GO AHEAD-- ALL IS FINE-- YOU CAN MIX THESE MEDS. B.S. YOU CAN. WHY THEN IS THERE A BLACK BOX WARNING??? It stated DO NOT MIX WITH CNS DEPTESSANTS> What what do they think my meds are- they are central nervous system depressants. Which means they affect one's breathing.
What happened was on Dec 23 I had a very long day and took a shower about 11 pm. I was still wrapping Christmas gifts and at 1 am took my small dose of xyrem. My hubby was at his yearly get together with snowmobile racing buddies. You are suppose to take xyrem while in bed. Thank goodness I took it in the kitchen. I didn't make it further then the Living room where my husband found me slumped back in my wheelchair with one arm put to each side, mouth wide open, no pulse. He freaked and started to blow air in my mouth, called 911. When all 8 of them arrived, not one of them knew about this xyrem. CPR saved my life and I was unsuccessfully intubated. I was given narcan which does not reverse the effects of xyrem but does my opiates and I woke up in a new hell I didn't know existed. A withdrawal where I was crippled in a fetal position with every nerve tightened and could not straighten out. My husband trying to explain as I just started and kept repeating I was freezing, my chest hurts and who knows what else. I was treated so inhumanely by this disgusting ER personal. They never got me warm blankets as i shivered for 2 hours. my husband tried to reach out for help and the guy said, Do you want us to tie her down. My husband was outraged and i won't repeat his answer. SO YES DOCTORS KILL> PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES KILL KNOWINGLY DOING SOMETHING THAT WAS FOR THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR. After all I have been thru and never given up the fight,have always been an advocate for myself. Can't win for losin. I know to much the docs get pissed. I didn't know about the BB warning, my pain doc got pissed and dumped me. That devastated me as i thought he was gonna look at it as a medication mismanagement and see me in the office. We were gonna try a spinal cord stim trial and if failed a pain pump. I finally found a doctor who would treat my pain aggressively and adequately for the first time in 14 years.The psych doctor, idiot uncaring, and to me uneducated to let this happen who has written books and seems to think he is a top psychiatrist would have killed me if I hadn't been found by my husband or had gone to bed. Prior to being dumped by my pain doc he called me and told me I had been toe tagged.After my pain doc dropped me which come to find out was really because i have difficult type of pain that doesn't respond to much. Know he is another idiot,
I have never diverted, lost a script, ran out early, never drink alcohol, don';t smoke, never took an extra pill. If anything I took way less then allowed. I have never been euphoric off my meds. I have chronic pain and I have researched over 1000 hours and I feel so used and screwed over by the medical system. Now I need to find another pain doctor. So will I be called a doctor shopper? I am so burned out and wish I didn't have chronic excruciating pain. One thing I see is I sure am not alone. Why are so many suffering. Why have so many taken methadone as prescribed and not woke up. Our doctors better wake up before another innocent life is taken needlessly. At least I have a caring pain psychologist who works closely with my x-pain doc and he too was just blown away that he did this to me. I cried and cried and felt so abandoned.To top it off I got my medical records and the EMS report said intentional suicide. What idiots are we dealing with. SO YES-DOCTOR'S KILL
What I don't understand is xyrem will soon be approved for fibromyalgia and so many with this are on Central Nervous System Depressants. Be very careful
I would love to say no, But that really depends on how much, How often. A persons liver can only process just so much stuff before it stops working right. I don't suggest that you or anyone over take anything, I can say that from a first hand point of view. It can take awhile but it is something that can happen to everyone, No body is above the facts! Be careful. 00P
Hi I have to agree that Drs will give you stuff that will kill you. I started taking Hydocodiene for a back injury a year ago. I went to the same Dr, and told him that It wasnt working anymore that I had began taking more than prescribed. What did he do? He wrote a script for a higher quanity. Instead of saying that I was getting addicted. he gave more. He also added another med. ( soma) I now take 20 or more a day. I know Im addicted. Mt point is the Doctors only make money when the patient returns. If we stop meds then we dont need to see doctors. Makes sense to me.
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