Posted by vbAgent on January 18, 2006, at 13:52:23
In reply to RE: Serenity now OR Serenity never: Am I doomed? » vbAgent, posted by 4WD on January 17, 2006, at 22:17:30
>> I don't think I'd tell the pdoc I took 8mg (unless you have a history of abuse. In that case she needs to know). But I would tell her that 2mg had no effect, so I'd tried 3mg. And that didn't work, so I'd tried 4mg and that that didn't work either.
>> I just think telling her you took 8 mg might flag you as a potential abuser. Even if it doesn't make you high, she may not believe you and she may not be willing to trust you with other meds if she thinks you will quadruple your dose without telling her first.
Sleep deprivation coupled with desparation makes ppl do silly things, including being too honest with your physician. I was very forthcoming with everyone about Lunesta not working at any dose. When I talked to the therapist yesterday, I brought the empty bottle of Lunesta and a 3/4 full bottle of Adderall. I have no issues with Adderall (I have ADHD); I only take half of what I'm supposed to take. Isn't that weird considering Adderall has a higher abuse potential being Schedule II? Anyway, another doc switched me to Seroquel for sleep & maybe hypomania issues.
I think it's important to be as forthcoming and honest as possible w/o flogging yourself. That way maybe they'll trust me more and not think I'm so much as a junkie but someone who just really wants to sleep. Hiding & concealing your problems (like silence) can sometimes make things worse. I guess it's a judgment call depending on individual circumstances...Later.