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What happened to me in 1989?

Posted by cubbybear on May 9, 2005, at 10:05:58

I just realized that maybe someone on this board can figure out what went wrong when I had a horrific drug interaction way back. I had been taking a small dose of Elavil for chronic pain then popped a small amount of the powerful benzo (hypnotic) drug Halcion before bed to counteract insomnia. I woke up a few hours later, pacing the floors, feeling like I was having a bad drug trip, 5 minutes felt like an hour, it took me about 10 minutes to be able to walk a few paces to my neighbor's door to knock for help. This nightmare passed after about 4 hours.
I'm curious to find out what went wrong here. Are benzos contraindicated with TCA antidepressants, or particularly with Elavil?




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