Ah to be young and stupid theres nothing like it, i will say Charlie' behavior has been out of Control. but we must remember Martin his Father was pretty wild in his youth also , having the women the booze and the drugs , but of course he was not on the hottest comedy on TV so losing his jb or not getting one was barely noticed and also the media was alot diffrent back then
There is no maximum dosage on morphine like there is on other Medications if a patient can take 1000MG a day without signifigant respiratory problems or coma and thats what it takes to control there pain well so be it but there are allot stronger pain killers in the Dr.'s black bag that at much lower doses will provide greater pain relief than straight morphine, and are less likely to cause respiratory depression or collapse leading to a potential fatal cardiac episode such as Morphine can trigger.
God luck with helping your friend, Stay a "helper" do not become an "Enabler".
So if you are on 2 Mg twice a day reduce it to 3MG a day for a month.
Then reduce it to 2 MG a day for a month
then to 1 Mg a day for a month
then .5 Mg a day for a month
now you are Ativan Free!
I am not a Doctor nor did i play on on "One life to live" but since we truly only do have one to live lets make it a damn good one! if you choose to use any of this advice know that weaning from any Med can be uncomfortable and if at any time you feel like this weaning is out of control or there's something wrong Present yourself to the nearest Emergency Department for triage and Care.
Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine Similar to Lorazepam (Ativan) or Clonazepam ( Klonopin) or Diazepam (Valium) they all have some muscle relaxant properties, anti convulsant and anti anxiety properties and all in varying dosages can be potent sedative hypnotic agents and some can be exploited for a different use such as Clonazepam is used alot in Patients With Panic Attacks because it is long acting and stays in the blood stream longer than some of its other relatives for this reason its also given frequently to seizure patients. so be careful with that med it can be addicting as well . and good luck at getting clean and sober its worth the trip.
No i was noy part of the Oxcy lawsuit as a matter of fact i take oxcycodone as my break thru med and use Fentanyl 75 Mcg patches q 48, i too am a chronic pain patient and read all the boards that interest me, so although never addicted i have interest in it.
and my knowledge of drugs and lawsuits is pretty good from my own experience and all, and all my doctors know dont even try and get me to take a drug thats not been on the market for at least five and even then its "iffy" if there are serious lawsuits against the drug. such 2 or three recent drugs that have come out that have a side effect profile of causing cancer who in there right mind is going to take that??
and i do truly share your pain i am just a week shy of turning 42 and i have so much wrong and so many causes for pain they cant tell me why i hurt(basicly they cant boil it down to one disease instead of the whole table full) no one has any doubt that i am in severe pain and i need my med's they just wish they could give me more answers.
in My lawsuit there was 9 clases of plaintiff from 1 (being Minmally affected) to 9 (death) i was class 8, Oxcy was the most over priced and "good for every Patient Pill" with a "very low to non existent addiction or abuse potential" according to the drug rep's original marketing training that they then fed the Doctors and they stared prescribing like crazy and then the ball dropped and the truth csme out...ooops
you really think that a few million dollars means anything to Purdue, and a court case that ties up 20 of there 20,000 lawyers means something you must be joking. I learned this lesson the hard way a drug company made a drug that i took 20 years ago i have had 2 heart attacks and developed Diabetes from it , at the time we settled the company had made 740 Billion in worldwide sales do you think my little multi million dollar settlement meant anything, not in the least they tossed the money at me stomped me like an an,t and revised the label on the bottle to include theses as side effects and the continue to sell this drug and they probably are over 100 billion in sales by now.
they added one of the many varieties of PEG to cause the medication not to come out of suspension and remain gelled no matter what a person does to it, as far as attempts to misuse or abuse it will remain gelled so snorting or cooking or any of that is now not going to happen with the Purdue version. And as far as why did they do it now?? so that they could force there competitors of the generics off the market and extend the patents on the "real thing" forgive me Coca Cola.
I'm not a Dr. but this sounds like a cheese burger and milkshake at a jewish deli, Me personally would turn this Dr into the State medical board where you reside because this definately sounds like a standard of care that he can not justify 2 sleeping pills , 2 stimulants, 1 high dose Anxiolytic (you dont specify the dose but even the lowest tabs of Xanax taking 90 a month is allot) and God only knows what Anti depressant he's feeding her, Has he ever said what his goal was for her on all these meds , Does she have a Therapist? what do they think?View Thread
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