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    I saw my psychiatrist today. I was completely and TOTALLY honest with him.

    He said with the amt of Ultram I was taking I am lucky to be alive.

    He said in thousands and thousands of patients he has seen NEVER has he seen a patient with such tolerance as I.

    For sleep he has tried many drugs; he has given me

    1. Ambien
    2. Lunesta
    3. Sonata
    4. Seroquel 1500mg (yes, thats not a typo)
    5. Doxepin 100mg
    6. Valium 10mg
    7. Klonopin 2mg.
    8. Dalmane 30mg
    9. Trazadone

    I know that many people are not to familiar with these drugs but they are supposed to promote sleep.

    He put me on a sleeping cocktail for me today…

    1. Remeron-60mg (has worked WONDERS for me in the past)
    2. Dalmane 30mg
    3. Zyprexa 15mg

    He said if not tonight it should promote sleep in the next couple of weeks. He says my tolerance should start dropping.

    The insurance company didn’t want to cover my Remeron today. In the past all I would do is think of using for a stupid problem like that. But….I didn’t…
    I went home called my insurance company and got the problem straightened out.

    Anyway…day 4 tommorrow…hope everyone had a good day.

    I never mentioned to anyone but I thought I would. When I was 9 years old I went into my parents medicine cabinet and took 5 pills. I didn’t want to kill myself or anything; I wanted to get sick so I could get some attention.

    The next day I was in the hospital in a coma. Those drugs happened to be Seconal (Secobarbital). Five pills and I lived….

    God must have a plan for me…

    #106115
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    I’m sure God does have a plan for you.

    Becareful with Dalmane, it is a benzo…..they are super addictive and the withdrawal is horrible.

    #106111
    Anonymous
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    Nothing helps promote sleep more than exercise. That cocktail of Remeron, Dalmane, and Zyprexa scares the hell out of me. Zyprexa is nasty, nasty stuff. Dalmane might work for awhile but then you hit tolerance and you’re worse off than before. I’m not a doctor and I’m not giving medical advice but I can tell you that you might want to see another doctor…one with some experience in addiction. There are thousands of lawsuits out there involving Zyprexa(an anti-psychotic). Benzos like Dalmane turned my life into a nightmare. Please be very careful.

    #106118
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    The only one you listed that I can take is Trazadone as it promotes a full nights sleep, and includes all the sleep cycles. Ambien, Lunesta, Benzodiazapams (sp?) won’t do that. I’m on a dose from 50-200 mg., depending on what I need. Was your dose high enough?

    I’m with Windy, benzos destroyed my life as I knew it. Please be careful with them.

    #106116
    Anonymous
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    Listen to Windysan – that cocktail should be frying your brain/liver/kidneys.
    Benzos will enslave you.
    Give it up – you are kidding yourself and your doctor is nuts.
    Change doctors. Give up the pills – all of them – you are in Florida – start running along the beaches……………….
    Sleep will come.
    It will never happen until your brain is free of all that chemical pullutant.
    Ask your doctor what medication he takes for sleep – you will be surprised!

    #106117
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    lizrox,

    I don’t have near the experience of many others here with recovery, but I have taken LOTS of Vicodin, Oxycotin & Ultram all the while mixing with alcohol. I made several attempts to quit over the last 6 years. I’m now finally clean and clear headed all due to acknowledgement that I can never use or drink again…. and with a lots of help and support from 12 Step National Meetings!

    I did not feel better until I quit taking any sleep aid, riding my bike more and eating better. I remember the day (around day 7 or 8) that I woke up without taking any sleep aid and slept most the night. When my feet the floor the next morning, I had a smile on my face. I knew that day was going to be great. The days prior, I was walking around like a zombie with muscle relaxers and melatonin pumping through my body.

    This is not easy and there is no easy way out. The sooner you rid yourself of any medication is one step cloer to that day when you wake up and smile.

    #106112
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    Lizrox wrote:
    I saw my psychiatrist today. I was completely and TOTALLY honest with him.

    He said with the amt of Ultram I was taking I am lucky to be alive.

    He said in thousands and thousands of patients he has seen NEVER has he seen a patient with such tolerance as I.

    For sleep he has tried many drugs; he has given me

    1. Ambien
    2. Lunesta
    3. Sonata
    4. Seroquel 1500mg (yes, thats not a typo)
    5. Doxepin 100mg
    6. Valium 10mg
    7. Klonopin 2mg.
    8. Dalmane 30mg
    9. Trazadone

    I know that many people are not to familiar with these drugs but they are supposed to promote sleep.

    He put me on a sleeping cocktail for me today…

    1. Remeron-60mg (has worked WONDERS for me in the past)
    2. Dalmane 30mg
    3. Zyprexa 15mg

    He said if not tonight it should promote sleep in the next couple of weeks. He says my tolerance should start dropping.

    The insurance company didn’t want to cover my Remeron today. In the past all I would do is think of using for a stupid problem like that. But….I didn’t…
    I went home called my insurance company and got the problem straightened out.

    Anyway…day 4 tommorrow…hope everyone had a good day.

    I never mentioned to anyone but I thought I would. When I was 9 years old I went into my parents medicine cabinet and took 5 pills. I didn’t want to kill myself or anything; I wanted to get sick so I could get some attention.

    The next day I was in the hospital in a coma. Those drugs happened to be Seconal (Secobarbital). Five pills and I lived….

    God must have a plan for me…

    OK, OK….Let me get this straight?? Is there ANY particular REASON you are on the narcotics BOARD telling people that are trying to STAY CLEAN about the drug tolerance that you have….? I also have a VERY high drug tolerance? SO, what is your point here? I, as an RN, am just wondering if you are boasting about the tolerence because to you it appears that you are a WALKING pharmacy? Just an observation…..I can list so many narcotics that I am able to tolerate, it is totally PATHETIC, I think this post is too. Also, I see that at the end you mention as a child, you took 5 seconal….good stuff, you say you wanted attention…I think you still do…are you seeing anyone that is monitoring all these meds and is so, is it JUST one Dr.-I find it very difficult to believe that one physician would give this many meds except for an extreme disorder….I am hoping that you do not have…..PEACE………kahlia

    #106110
    Anonymous
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    Hi liz,

    Please be very careful with the meds. Some doctors just don’t understand
    addiction. Even when you spell it out for them. I have had doctors try to give me opiates, right after I told them I was an addict, and could not take opiates. This happened to me about 6 months ago. My husband was with me, and thank goodness for that, because I am doing well, but when a doctor is sticking the meds in your face, it seems ok, even when we know it’s not, and it will just hurt us more.

    I don’t sleep either. Have you ever tried Melatonin? Have you ever done a search on the net for sleep help, for like relaxation techniques? Maybe you could try some of those?

    I don’t know that lowering your drug tolerance is really what you want for a goal. Instead, maybe check into some NA meetings, or Smart recovery, or something like that? There are many meetings out there. There are also churches that have groups that help.

    Trying to help. Just don’t want to see you get into a different problem, and suddenly have a new addiction, to a new drug. Doctors can do that to us.. Or we can do that to ourselves.

    I’m praying for you..
    Love,
    becky

    #106119
    Anonymous
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    Kahlia,

    I really was very upset about your post to me. I have extreme addiction issues, panic disorder, depression, bipolar. I am trying to stay clean for myself and my daughter.

    Boasting about my tolerance? I am darn ashamed about my tolerance.

    A walking pharmacy?? I don’t think so…I have been seing the same dr. for YEARS who monitors me every 4 weeks. I have a therapist appt tommorrow.

    I need the medication he gives me. He is trying to treat my insomnia.

    I also am a nurse; but not working right now. If can’t take care of myself I can’t take care of patients..

    I am very offended…

    #106114
    Anonymous
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    Lizrox, have you tried melatonin for your sleeping problems? Heard good stuff about that.

    Marte

    #106113
    Anonymous
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    Lizrox wrote:
    Kahlia,

    I really was very upset about your post to me. I have extreme addiction issues, panic disorder, depression, bipolar. I am trying to stay clean for myself and my daughter.

    Boasting about my tolerance? I am darn ashamed about my tolerance.

    A walking pharmacy?? I don’t think so…I have been seing the same dr. for YEARS who monitors me every 4 weeks. I have a therapist appt tommorrow.

    I need the medication he gives me. He is trying to treat my insomnia.

    I also am a nurse; but not working right now. If can’t take care of myself I can’t take care of patients..

    I am very offended…

    I apologize for my post as it reminded me of another person that I knew at a point in my life that was a very TRAGIC ending, As nurses, we both know about drugs and what the uses are for…I again, apologize as I was transferring anger to you about another person that ended up dying….please forgive me and I hope we can get on and be supportive and friends as that is what we are all here for……..PEACE…….Kahlia

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