Ambien overdose death

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I have been treated for depression since 1991 and am on lexapro and just started gabitril. The problem is that I never sleep well and have become addicted to ambien but do not know how to tell my psych this. I get the ambien over the internet and sometimes take 100mg or more at a time. How do I stop on my own? I cannot afford a clinic and I know my psych will make me go to the hospital if I tell her.
let me know what you did about ambien withdraw please . I have been taking Ambien nightly for 6 years and worried if I stopped i will get massive night terrors . Wish the best to you and Detox would be the best best for you !
not enough to even worry about right now, though. Ambien is of course a new sleep aid and the jury is still out. People have amnesia on ambien. They go to sleep, but then wake and do silly/stupid stuff. They have no recollection of this after they awaken. One case went so far as to claim a homicide that the defendant had no memory of. That one did not work. A tolerance and dependance will develop with the zanax if used for a great length of time.
Back in the day the prescribed narcotics for sleep, these days ambien etc. How can one overdose on these new drugs? Perhaps they can, I don't know that much about OD on ambien, lunesta etc. On another point about depression. I have situational depression. have for years. When I started tx I was told I had to start one again. I am glad I did as the depression has killed many of our fellow heppers on tx.
If I understand you correctly, he was just taking it as prescribed, not an overdose? It's hard to see how that would have caused his death, unless it was an extreme allergic reaction, which is certainly far from common, as this is one of the most frequently prescribed sleep medications in the world. I've been taking it for years with no ill effects. I'm sorry for the loss of your husband, but there has to be more to the story than this.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. A tramadol overdose can be fatal. Overdose symptoms of a tramadol overdose may include drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. Tramadol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for.
they say that about AMBIEN too; what an addictive drug That is). Ambien knocks me out cold; unfortunately, I'm out of it the next day But I've slept well! I hate Ambien. I use it only in DIRE emergencies.
A tramadol overdose can be fatal. Overdose symptoms of a tramadol overdose may include drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. Tramadol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Tramadol should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Then later, still unable to sleep, she took ambien, followed later by another one. None of these alone would normally be lethal, but the combination, mixed with the alcohol, proved to be the cause of an accidental overdose. She was taken to the ER the following morning unresponsive. This was not a suicide. Summer was not suicidal. She apparently was doing well emotionally and feeling positive about life. But she did struggle with insomnia, and just desperately wanted some sleep that night.
There are two people who I cared about that are no longer on this forum. One because she inadvertantly took an overdose of medication. If I had know that Summer had been mixing alcohol with xanax and was also taking Ambien, I would have warned her of how dangerous it was. She had just gone off of many other medications and was struggling with sleep and anxiety, but I wasn't aware that she was on Ambien.
Call your doctor and get a prescription sleep aid. There's Ambien and there are benzodiazapines like Xanax, Ativan, etc., that will put you right out. Just be careful using them because they're also addictive. My experience has been that doctors readily prescribe these drugs for insomnia. They usually don't give you a hard time like they sometimes do with opiates.
I should have never messed with this stuff - really. Ambien would have been much better. I'm afraid of my own self, too...
He thought the best thing to do, because I had lost twenty pounds in two weeks, looked like death warmed over, the best thing to do was go COLD TURKEY, I was on a cholesterol pill, hormones, lithium, not sure the psychotrop but it was medium dose and a pain pill called ultram oh and ambien just for a few days so far....
Sometimes I think people would be better off on oxycontin because it won't damage or shut down your liver but it can shut down your heart and lungs from overdose a lot easier than vicodin.
I lost my sister 7 years ago to a herion overdose. She left behind 2 children. I don't want that to happen to me! I'm affraid of what the withdrawl will be like and if I will be able to do it with the kids home. I feel like I'm not a good mother because I'm always in a "cloud" Can someone please give me some advice and honest answers?? I'm scared that I'm not strong enough to deal with the pain...
When consumed in higher doses, Tramadol can cause a euphoric feeling as well as shallow breathing and death from overdose. Nonetheless, the physicians persist on thinking about this medication in the way they got used to when it first came out and the way it was "sold" to them by the pharmaceutical reps.
- Adderall XR 20mg - Adderall IR 10mg - Ambien 10mg - Klonopin (clonazepam) 1mg - Ritalin SR 40mg (before concerta) - Concerta 54mg (before adderall) On 5 occasions, he's broken into the safe I keep in my bedroom, and stole whatever meds I had at the time, over the course of about a year. He broke my first key-pad safe with a crowbar and took all the Ritalin and Klonopin I had...
I started crying in the hospital I was so happy. I was an emotional wreck. I really did not link this near death incident with me being off of Xanax for a few days, until I went on the web and read the withdrawal symptoms. I have gone cold turkey off of Xanax for three days now. Each day, nearly the same symptoms occur, just a lot milder each day. But know that I know what is causing this, breathing deeply, and trying to stay relaxed helps, until the episode passes.
Be careful never to cut these patches, or it could mean death. I remember a patient who came in nearly dead from overdose from chewing, and swallowing hers! Crazy!
BELIEVE THIS, u have 2 be strong 4 each other and keep ur minds occupied at all times, it's hard on rainy days, lol, I also take klonopin and ambien 2 sleep, U should have a local health department there that will help u guys out but u might have to apply for welfare to get the help for free.
Cutting the wrong type of patch could result in overdose or death. It just needed clarification. If someome read the post in a hurry or was having terrible withdrawals and was not paying close atyention, they could easily miss the part where only a certain type could be cut. People rread these posts for years and it's better to be safe.
Despite my adoring 4 year old son who really wanted his mommy back I moved out of our home and spent every free moment popping whatever pill and drinking whatever alcohol I could get my hands on. Adding Ambien to the mix, I mostly slept for 2 solid months. Also gave myself 2 black eyes that, to this day, I cannot explain. I slowly started to come out of it and began to land my feet solidly back in reality.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. A tramadol overdose can be fatal. Overdose symptoms of a tramadol overdose may include drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. Tramadol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for.
I am in a very similar situation and am worrying myself to death. I have severe right hip/leg pain and have been taking pain meds for nearly a year while trying to get diagnosed. I am now 13 weeks pregnant(not planned but very welcomed!) and still in need of pain med. I have been given hydrocodone w/apap 5/500 to take 3 times a day. I only take it 1 to 2 times a day because it causes me so much guilt! Even though I need it due to extreme pain, I feel like I am hurting my baby.
mainly cause I cant get anymore, but also because it is causing my mom to take to her death bed...worrying about me so much. Damn television and the media who tells her they will kill my kidneys! Damn them straight to hell....or heaven...we'll see how I feel 2 weeks from now. I say 2 weeks because thats when I will have atleast another 75 5mg percs at my disposal, not that that even comes close to being enough. Thats only enough for 2 and a half a day.
No one would tell me or no one knew what happened to the person while their having an overdose. My question is What happens in a herion overdose?
I agree, Tylenol is death. Bad for the liver and in large doses it kills by destroying the liver. Vicoprofen is perfect it has a narcotic element, hydrocodone and ibuprofen for an anti-inflammatory. If that doesn't work for you, try going one step up to oxycodone. Do not confuse oxycodone with oxycontin, same narcotic but very different delivery method. Five milligram oxycodone are safe and effective and come in a small enough dose that you can take an effective dose without getting groggy.
OH MY GOSH Please please I am new very new to this forum. My family and I just buried my sister last week from tramadol/ etc seizure/overdose. This is NO JOKE. She was only 47! This is why i am making the effort to get off my little addiction of a couple of vicodins a day. I dont want ANY family to go thru what we have just gone through. My parents went into her apt. and found her slumped over at the dinner table. This has been the most horrible time of our lives.
I tried to go 'cold turkey' giving up effexor - on the advice of a doc who knew basically nothing about the effects. I felt like death warmed up - as some of you will relate to. I got to the stage where I had to decide (after about 5 days) whether or not to carry on withdrawing or whether to go back on the tablets. I went to another doc who couldn't really believe I'd just been told to stop them (I was on 150mg). He advised me to gradually lower my dose.
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