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Re: Just a quick rant.

Posted by Sad Panda on April 2, 2004, at 1:17:19

In reply to Just a quick rant., posted by Ame Sans Vie on April 2, 2004, at 0:54:35

> Haven't needed to take my Seconal for a while to help me sleep, so I let my prescription run out. I still have some chloral, but it only works when I'm having mild-moderate insomnia; Seconal is for when I need something heavy-duty... like tonight. I paged my doctor earlier and since he of course cannot call in a Schedule II script, he called in a few small prescriptions so that I could mix and match and try to find something that works. Restoril 30mg x 10, Halcion 0.5mg x 10, trazodone 100mg x 20, and phenobarbital 100mg x 20. His instructions over the phone were to start with the phenobarbital at 400mg (half my usual Seconal dose) along with 60mg Restoril, then add another 60 of Restoril or 2mg Halcion if that hadn't worked two hours later.
> I anticipated that this wouldn't be enough, so I asked what to do if it weren't effective -- add 300mg trazodone after another hour and a half, he said. "And if that doesn't work?" Wait one hour and start over, this time doubling the dose of phenobarbital and Restoril, as well as adding another 2mg Halcion, he says. "But don't expect to wake up before noon tomorrow if you need to take all that phenobarbital -- it is much longer-lasting than Seconal." Ha. Beyond that, he said he trusts my judgment. So I followed all these instructions, and 1.5 hours after my last dose of 800mg phenobarb, 120mg Restoril, and 2mg Halcion I took a couple diphenhydramine 25mg and drank a tea of hops lumulin powder/California poppy/opium poppy bulb. Two hours later, nada.
> My resistance to this crap is just laughable... looks like a sleepless night is in store.
> The icing on the cake -- I just found out that he *could* have called in an emergency 72-hour supply of a C-II drug, but apparently he didn't know that!! Grrrr...

Have you tried some potent antihistamines for sleep?

No sensible amount of Benzos allow me to sleep, but Remeron works for me.





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