Ambien lethal dose

Common Questions and Answers about Ambien lethal dose


Avatar f tn The Fioricet is tricky because a lethal dose could be the same as a regular dose for the person who's abusing it. It's very scary. She should be brought to the hospital for a number of reasons. The main reason is the fact that she is going to kill herself today or sometime very soon!
Avatar n tn Once they did screen her blood and find that she took nothing near a lethal dose, they were able to release her to my custody. We(me and the doctors down there) have contacted my wife's primary physician, and we have her dosage level corrected and she's got appointments to keep her on the right path. Again, we want help, but the machine that is EMS/EMT was taking dramatic steps due to the confusion of the situation. Once that was resolved, she was released.
Avatar m tn Actually, on second thought, I would go to another physician, as any physician that is prescribing that potentially lethal a dose of Xanax should have his or her license revoked. Ten milligrams of Xanax, especially in an elderly person, can cause severe respiratory depression, coma, confusion, falls, etc. Please work diligently to get off this medication.
Avatar m tn And I have more energy as well. So, tonight I am going to try to take the recommended dose (3 pills, or around 1500mg) and see what happens.
Avatar n tn I was on it for over 8 months and it kept me clean from a nasty habit with snorting heroin and oxycontin for over two years, along wtih benzos(xanax, valium,klonopin) and sleeping pils(ambien, lunesta). I had a huge tolerance for opiate and once I was in bad withdrawals about two days they amde me wait, I was given my first dose of suboxone, They started at 4 mgs and it took away my withdrawals isntantly and gave me a warm buzz that lasted a really long time.
199177 tn?1490502134 She had apparently had a couple of glasses of wine, then unable to sleep, took a xanax, possibly two. 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.
Avatar n tn i don't see a search option at the top of this board, hippee, or anywhere on this board, but I remember a discourse on Ambien here a while back. Wanted to look for that/those threads because I had a blackout?? last night. Scared me to East Hell. I took an Ambien. I think perhaps I took two or three Ambien. I counted what was left this AM. But a visitor culda dipped in.. i remember taking One, and later thinking it hadnt worked, so perhaps taking a 2nd Back to the horror.
Avatar n tn I need myu life back and i cant keep spending a fortune eac month on this and tryin to find my next dose. Please help me I will do anything but I HAVE to do it as quietly as possible.
Avatar m tn got some today - last time I took it I woke up at midnight, ate a bunch of ice cream and went for a walk. Not good. Going to give it another try tonight. Clonidine: helps overall, gives me anywhere from 1/2 to 1 hour sleep, but I want to stay off of this because of the blood pressure issues. Any suggestions for what the best mix is, especially for RLS in the arms? If my damn arms would just stop, I think I could sleep like a baby.
2012984 tn?1330279947 While you are still finding your new equilibrium, I'd be cautious taking pills that will interfere with that by messing with your serotonine. Xanax (and Ambien) are habit forming, but taken incidentally I've found benzo's got me the rough patch in the first few weeks. Unavoidably I took them more often than I wanted to (plan was once every other day), and had rebound insomnia as a result.
7684852 tn?1437175492 My doc did prescribe me trazadone which didn't work then ambien which didn't work. I decided not to take either one anymore. My doc said you only have a limited supplies of that stuff and when it's out... It's out. No more scripts. And when your out you will still have to retrain your body to sleep. So I'm keeping to naturual stuff. I do have anxiet before bedtime bc I know sleep isn't going to be great and my mind races. So she told me about the 4,4,4 method.
Avatar f tn As with any addictive drug you start out on a lower dose and as you become more tolerant the more you take .Getting off hydro is far easier then tramadol so I would not fill it . There is also the risk of seizures if you abuse this med .As well it effects the serotonin receptors in your body. We have had members end up with serotonin syndrome when they abuse it as well.
Avatar n tn Depending on what her dose of the xanax was before the surgery, if her current dose is way lower, she might be in a state of withdrawal. I don't know a lot about benzo addiction, but do know that a lot of folks suggest switching to valium to taper, since it has a much longer half life, it stays in the body longer, avoiding the rapid crash that comes from xanax leaving the body much faster. I think the family doc who said it is impossible that she is addicted to the xanax is full of ****.
Avatar n tn To add insult to injury, I wasn't able to work because of my fall so I started drinking a lot of beer. Definitely a lethal dose of medications! lol. About a year and a half ago everything came crashing down and I had major seizures and kidney failure. I was in the hospital for almost a month. I no longer take anything except the Valium. It (Valium) was thought to have caused my seizures. So that about sums up my story except I feel like **** now days.
Avatar f tn I did finally build up a bit of tollerence to it after 6 months and it wasn't quite as bad anymore. I had my doctor prescribe me Ambien so I could sleep through most of the pain (though my husband said I would still moan in my sleep). They have to monitor your liver enzymes while on these medications because some people have developed problems while on it. I had to be taken off Avonex (and all interferons) because my white blood cell count dropped too low, putting me at risk of infection.
Avatar f tn Welcome to withdraws. Sleep will come sooner than later. I take sleeping pills and a double dose of NyQuil. That seems to get me 6 hours every night.
Avatar n tn -- Just a tidbit, but when my brother was checked into the hospital last week for passing out and being unconscious for a while, they ran a blood test and he had a lethal dose of methadone in his bloodstream... He takes 100mg/day (now cut to 50mg) of methadone, and apparently that much couldn't be absorbed at once, so part of it would just linger in his system, and everyday it would keep building up more and more.
1078103 tn?1256783001 I saved my sunday bottle, well today's dose and i am spreading it out over 4 days and then i'm done. I know what it feels like to be without methadone so i know it won't be easy but i'm really ready to be drug free and have a drug free lifestyle. I do have a prescription of klonopin and temezepam that i can get filled, but i've done so good on not taking any benzos. I know going off methadone and benzo's at the same time is crazy, but its what ive decided to do.
243614 tn?1266201137 if you can get by on a little less, try it, and if not you will just need to wait. just don't increase your dose and be very careful mixing the ambien with any opiate painkillers or other meds that depress the nervous system. that's how i overdosed and only by the grace of god am here to talk about it. if you can give me a better idea of what you're going to be detoxing from, i can tell you what to expect as far as withdrawal and types of meds are used.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately many of them either do nothing at all (other than cost you $$$), or are actually harmful and counterproductive to your health (and lethal in some cases). And I've tried many of them over the past 10 years, believe me. If you want to take something, take milk thistle and a multivitamin without iron.
448628 tn?1205379276 Any secrets that the Thomas recipe hasn't told me would be greatly appreciated, I'm getting really down on myself and considered shooting a lethal dose rather than going through this hell on more than one occasion. Any help would be appreciated.
401095 tn?1351395370 It was not an easy way out, I realize that I have traded one drug for another, but this drug has stopped all of my dangerous behaviour.....buying on the street, taking lethal doses, spending money I don't have etc.. Bottom line is.......if you can get clean without the help of Suboxone, more power to you ! I respect that ! I could not, so call me weak, or anything else. I'm doing the best I can for now.
544292 tn?1268886268 The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose). Tramadol is more complex than other opiate and opiate-like medications because it also appears to have actions on the GABAergic, noradrenergic, and serotonergic systems in the brain.
Avatar n tn I've been slowly tapering off of a 15 year Methadone maintainence program for about 2 years now. Roughly dropping 5 milligrams every month or so. About a month ago my dose was at 3 mgs. At that point I really didn't feel to bad during the day although the nights were horrible due not being able to sleep. At that point I decided to just stop the meth all together, rather than prolonging the agony of dropping from 3 -2, then 2-1 etc.
Avatar n tn what may provide as a blocking dose in one addict, will not be a blocking dose in an- other addict. many addicts can also shoot thru a blocking dose with massive amounts of narcotics. why not methadone?: clinics today are not the big goverment funded party they were in 60's & 70's. new regulations have tighted up access and services. the only similaritys between then and now are the level of comp- etence of the individuals whom staff methodone clinics.
Avatar n tn ) was once addicted to cocaine, alcohol, and had a near-lethal dose of morphine. Talk about a wake-up call! He nearly lost his life! Anyway, his perspective is much different from most doctors. In fact, I trust him MORE than I would other doctors who have no personal experience of addiction. As for the F.P., maybe this is your calling. If you can overcome your addiction, think what a service you could do for your patients and other addicts.