Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Medications, need Opinions

Posted by geno on April 20, 2004, at 8:36:11

Hello all. Im posting this becase i do believe im taking the proper medications, but they may be too many, or conflicting. I myself have been doing research. I have 2 doctors perscribing these meds. One is a family practice doctor, the other doc is more of an addiction doctor, and internal medicine.

To start, i suffer from Opiate addiction, primarily oxycontin or heroin. Intranasally only.
I tried every way to stop, but keep relapsing. Even aa/na, didnt help. Rehab didnt. So i figure there is somthing wrong upstairs.
I may have hit the nail on the head, but im taking 5-6 different medication.
I also suffer from refractory depression, Social anxiety, social phobia, ( i cannot be around people unless im high). Sleep disorder, and lack motivation or energy and just lay around.

So, to be brief, 2 months ago, i went to my specialist doctor who is authorized to perscribe a newer drug called suboxone.(the main ingredient is buprenorphine, a partial opiate, but on this drug, you cannot use or it wont work. This drug totally elimnated all withdrawls. Also in the pdoc book, it tooted for depression in some people. It does NOT give me a high such as methadone. He persribed me suboxone 8mg 2x daily.

He also diagnosed me for ADD. He said i could have suffered from this before my addiction, but coming off drugs, alot of addicts have add symptoms and such. So he perscribed me Adderall, 20mg 2x daily.

The third drug, he perscribed was Clonodin 0.2 which really counteracts any anxiety from adderall, and makes me drowsy.

The fourth med, for sleep, is Ambien10mg.

Now my family doctor, who knows basically nada for addiction, perscribes me Lexapro 10mg and klonopin 3mg. I want him to up the lexapro to 20mg.

Again(med combo)
Suboxone 8mg 2x daily
Adderall 20mg 2x daily
Klonopin 1mg 2-3 x daily
Lexapro 10mg
Ambien 10mg sleep
Clonodine 0.2 as needed.

Now that seems like alot, but this combo makes me feel more motivated, social, less prone to use, less cravings, not high, but feel pretty good. If i feel anxious, ill take an extra klonopin, 3mg max, if i feel too sedated, ill take another or 10mg adderall. The side effects i get are GI upset, constipation, occational headache, and insominia.

Any opinons would be appritiated.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:geno thread:338022