Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 241158

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Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium

Posted by KellyT on July 12, 2003, at 10:46:42

I am a serious drug addict. I am also a serious mental case (probably because of all the drugs I have taken in the past)
Last night I threw away a whole bottel of Welbutrin which I was taking 350 mgs a day 2xs a day. Am I going to go thru withdrawl from this? I dont care...I have to get off all drugs because they just make me want to take more and more. Please if anyone can help me please, I am begging you, I can loose everything that is dear to me if I keep going this way. I have 4 boys (young boys) and I have SEVERE rage issuse so that is why I am on the benzo's...which I really think help me because I am much more loving to them when I am on them. It scares me to stay on them but it scares me to stop them too. Please, anyone, give me some advice, I am desperate, it means the lives and the future of my children and my marriage.
Thanks so much Kelly

 

Re: Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium KellyT

Posted by David Smith on July 12, 2003, at 18:52:54

In reply to Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium, posted by KellyT on July 12, 2003, at 10:46:42

> I am a serious drug addict. I am also a serious mental case (probably because of all the drugs I have taken in the past)
> Last night I threw away a whole bottel of Welbutrin which I was taking 350 mgs a day 2xs a day. Am I going to go thru withdrawl from this? I dont care...I have to get off all drugs because they just make me want to take more and more. Please if anyone can help me please, I am begging you, I can loose everything that is dear to me if I keep going this way. I have 4 boys (young boys) and I have SEVERE rage issuse so that is why I am on the benzo's...which I really think help me because I am much more loving to them when I am on them. It scares me to stay on them but it scares me to stop them too. Please, anyone, give me some advice, I am desperate, it means the lives and the future of my children and my marriage.
> Thanks so much Kelly


Please rescue those pills!

Wellbutrin withdrawal is not pretty and can lead to the very thing you fear the most. Have you tried discussing your concerns with your doctor?
It is not easy but it is worth the effort.
Your circumstance is too complicated for me to advise you except to say I almost died from going cold turkey.
Wellbutrin should be tapered over a period of MONTHS. As bad as things seem they can always get better if we are patient.

Nutrition is vital during withdrawal. I reccomend using Google to see what Larry Hoover has to say about herbs and vitamins. Fish oil (combined with vitamin E) is especially important.

My best to you and it's great that you still care for your kids during this rough patch.

 

Re: Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium

Posted by avid abulia on July 13, 2003, at 0:40:31

In reply to Re: Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium KellyT, posted by David Smith on July 12, 2003, at 18:52:54

Man, cold-turkey Wellbutrin withdrawal was *terrible* for me, actually it was the only med i ever had withdrawals from at all... PLEASE go rescue those pills and if you can't don't be afraid to hospitalize yourself if you need it.

 

Re: Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium

Posted by Hoping on July 14, 2003, at 5:12:58

In reply to Re: Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium, posted by avid abulia on July 13, 2003, at 0:40:31

As has been stated so many times before, everyone's response to meds is different.
Once, i ran out of my Wellbutrin prescription and didn't have any for a week, and i noticed absolutely no side effects.
K

 

Re: Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium

Posted by AlannaBrook on July 15, 2003, at 9:06:36

In reply to Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium, posted by KellyT on July 12, 2003, at 10:46:42

> I am a serious drug addict. I am also a serious mental case (probably because of all the drugs I have taken in the past)
> Last night I threw away a whole bottel of Welbutrin which I was taking 350 mgs a day 2xs a day. Am I going to go thru withdrawl from this? I dont care...I have to get off all drugs because they just make me want to take more and more. Please if anyone can help me please, I am begging you, I can loose everything that is dear to me if I keep going this way. I have 4 boys (young boys) and I have SEVERE rage issuse so that is why I am on the benzo's...which I really think help me because I am much more loving to them when I am on them. It scares me to stay on them but it scares me to stop them too. Please, anyone, give me some advice, I am desperate, it means the lives and the future of my children and my marriage.
> Thanks so much Kelly

Dear Kelly:

PLEASE READ MY POST OF HOW NEURONTIN RUINED MY LIFE. It IS the NEURONTIN that is causing all the anger in your life.

email me at: mail4debbie@sbcglobal.net.

I will fill you in on the Criminal Class Action Suit I have filed with my Attorney. The more people who come forward, the more $$$$$$$ will be awarded to those of us who were damaged by the lies of this drug manufacturer.

 

Kelly, please read

Posted by whiterabbit on July 18, 2003, at 0:30:17

In reply to Re: Drug Addict, Welbutrin, Neurontin, Xanax, Valium, posted by AlannaBrook on July 15, 2003, at 9:06:36

Kelly,
I believe I can help you. I've also had serious issues with substance abuse and mental problems
(memory loss, psychosis) resulting from alcohol and drug abuse. I know how you're feeling and my heart aches for you.

PLEASE write to me, I'm recovering well and can help you with the things I learned during the dreadful years I managed to live through. I have to work tomorrow but I'll write you back tomorrow night. My address is Gracie2114@aol.com -

Don't lose hope, please write.
-Gracie

 

Kelly, where are yooouuuuu.... (nm)

Posted by whiterabbit on July 18, 2003, at 20:33:26

In reply to Kelly, please read, posted by whiterabbit on July 18, 2003, at 0:30:17

 

Re: Kelly, where are yooouuuuu....

Posted by KellyT on July 23, 2003, at 9:05:34

In reply to Kelly, where are yooouuuuu.... (nm), posted by whiterabbit on July 18, 2003, at 20:33:26

I am still here. Thank you all so much for your concern. I have still not gone crazy enough to hurt myself again or do something really stupid, but I still fight with the drugs every single stupid frigin day. I am back on the Nerontin and Xanax and havent been able to get my refils for my Welbutrin yet but have not had any major side effects, like when I went off 200mgs of zoloft a day cold turkey...whooooo what a ride to hell that was! But things are ok I guess. No hospitals yet, no further breakdowns yet... I just wish so much that I didnt have to have drugs in my life at all! I am an addict, there is no question about that and I will abuse anything I can get my hands on if I think it will make me feel good. Thats just the way it goes with me and I hate it.. and the irony of the whole thing is that these drugs I am taking,... in a way.... are "supposed to make me feel good" (just not as good and as quickly as I would like them to) Thank you so much for your follow ups. You guys are the best. It feels good out there to have a friend that understands.


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