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Re: yes your doc knows more-I'm not a doc lol Festus

Posted by ayuda on March 28, 2003, at 19:46:28

In reply to Re: yes your doc knows more-I'm not a doc lol, posted by Festus on March 27, 2003, at 22:10:58

> An interesting and debatable topic.There are many factors to consider:What kind of narcotic and at what dose,same with the benzo,what kind and what dose.Is the person taking the meds opiate naive or benzo naive or both?What else are they currently taking as well as the narc and the benzo?What condition do they suffer from?Any drug allergies?As is always the case,anyone who asks "advice" on what a med or combo of meds is going to do,has to expect to get a ton of responses based on all the variables.Festus

Festus -- I'm guessing that you are referring to my original request for advice.

I'm not on much else -- I am on Lexapro, and use the Ativan to put me to sleep (either .5mg or 1mg, depending on how much works). The dosage of the hydrocodone is supposed to be 10mg 3x a day, but I can't tolerate that, so I cut them in half, and I take them 4-5x times a day. I actually have a lot of experience taking both medicines, just not at the same time. I usually don't need the Ativan when I am on narcotic painkillers because I don't tend to have sleep problems while on them, but this time I do.

I am just worried about mixing two meds that make me sleepy -- I've done things like that in the past, but as I get older (I'm approaching 40 now), I don't want to push my luck! And I am just looking for some experience from others here -- I know from my doctor and pharmacist that I should be fine, but I like to know how people respond to these meds, since I have this board to bounce med information off others. My mom is a nurse, but I am her child, so she freaks out concerning my medications, so she's no good for info! And has me scared.


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