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I'm 64 and never took anything for pain in my life till i fell down steps 2 yrs ago. I had some procedures done that made the pain worse. The doctor prescribed me 3 - 5mg percocet.a day. I have been on ambien for 6 yrs do to ptsd & essential tremors, i couldn't sleep. Now after more procedures he gave me 2 ten mg percacet & 2 backlefin a day.& now he just started me on Lyrica too along with 2 .5 mg of xanax a day for the stress.
When i read up on xanax i wanted to stop so i did cold turkey. Since i was only taking maybe 1 a day cut in quarters or maybe a half of one at nite. I didn't think it would be hard but i stopped sleeping & the pain is worse I'm a walking zombie I can actually feel myself fighting sleep when the ambien starts to work. I'm afraid to sleep because i feel like i'm not going to wake up or will be in pain. I forgot how to sleep on my own. I can't take naps so the pain is always there 24/7 and the stress is off the charts knowing i'm on 3 addicting pills. I don't know what to take and when. I asked him to change the xanax for valium but he said i have to see a psychiatrist to do that and honestly i feel like i need one after these doctors harm you with procedures then load you up on meds. I have a constant head ache from my neck pain after a chiropractor adjusted me. Or could it be that i stopped taking the xanax that the pain is feeling worse?? i know all 3 are addicting and i don't take more than what they prescribed no matter how much pain i'm in. Today i was so bad i went back and took a quarter of the 5 xanax & my reg amount of percacet but even that's not working anymore since i had more procedures. . After reading everyones stories about stopping xanax I didn't know if it was withdrawal and should taper even that amount.. I just want to sleep. The water from my eye is making a sore in the corner & i have angular cellulitis on my mouth. Did anyone ever get that from using xanax?? I never had that ever but I've had it now 3 times since taking xanax. I want off all these meds but don't know how. My doctor won't prescribe Valium, says i have to see a psychiatrist to get them in my state, I don't know why he can't since he's the one who prescribed the xanax. Can it be withdrawal even tho i was only taking such a small amount? I didn't know how harmful these drugs were. I always remember Ben Afflick saying in a movie that people take a xanax for a headache so i didn't know it was so bad . Even the housewives on tv act like theirs nothing wrong taking a xanax so i didn't think much of it. Now that i know better i'm so scared. When i took a whole one i fell asleep the first time & when i got up i was in another world but i loved the sleep . Now i don't get sleep from them. It will help a bit with the headaches, probably have them from worrying about taking them. Can anyone help me out here? I need sleep & need something for pain but don't want to be on these drugs. I tried every over the counter sleeping aid & pain pill. Nothing has helped. I took Advil PM and nothing. Wide awake & in pain. So can even the littlest amount of xanax play these games with your mind & make your pain feel worse?? Anyone? I would really love to know because i'm driving myself crazy thinking every minute of the day how I'm an addict. It's amazing how one fall can do so much damage. Here i was packing to retire and enjoy life & fell bringing a box down steps tuning my life up side down. Now i feel like i'm ready for the box instead of enjoying my retirement.
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