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 daynadaze
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Is she getting them all from the same doctor/pharmacy or is she stowing up prescriptions drugs to abuse? You would have to know why she takes them, does she have an autoimmune disease? I know not sleeping can drive you crazy, I wish I could find something that works but I don't know about any of the drugs you mention, I use over the counter sleeping pills. Ask her.
Klonopin, xanax, ambien...does anyone think that this is way too much??
Posted: 7/18/2010 8:35:44 PM
ask her directly about it. how forthcoming she is will either tell you what you're curious about, or will tell you something about the level of closeness in your relationship.
 Pingshooter
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Posted: 7/19/2010 4:33:47 AM

No balanced, healthy, whole person is in need of any of these drugs.


You've never worked graveyards, huh? Had your sleep period disturbed by normal, daily, activities of the rest of the population..sleep aids are needed sometimes.

Our bodies are programmed to sleep when the sun goes down..alas some of us start work then, so we need help from time to time to get the rest needed to continue.
 Super_Eve
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Posted: 7/19/2010 6:36:26 AM
I take ambien!

While I make no judgements against anyone's use of pharmaceuticals, klonopin, xanax and ambien does seem like a strange combination...what is she like when she is not taking those? The energizer bunny on crack?

Klonopin and xanax are both narcotics and can be addictive. That is why it is rare that they are prescribed together (although I am sure it does happen). If her prescription drug use is bothering you, then obviously you might want to talk to her about it. I don't know how long the two of you have been together, but hopefully long enough to where you can have open and honest communication about a concern that you obviously have.

I think the only thing that I can add to the already good advice that has been given by a couple of posters is to enter the conversation without accusations or assumptions and a willingness to hear something you might not want to hear; and do some introspection prior, so you know how you feel about it.

Good luck, Op. I hope this helps.
 verygreeneyez
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Posted: 7/19/2010 8:00:10 AM

No balanced, healthy, whole person is in need of any of these drugs. People get reliant, then addicted to these meds and cant cope without them. This is a damaging addiction and she needs help.

*********SNORT*********** Only 1/2 of a whole person needs these things? (GFG ~ talk about mis/mal-informed, ill-informed or just a plain out ridiculous statement.)

~OP~ You need to ask her, and if you aren't fully understanding why she's talking these medications, request to go with her to her next MD appointment. There is a myriad of reasons why she may be taking medications. As far as these medications "changing" her? That sounds very ODD to me, but then again, my gene-pool dictates that we are a family of panic attack/generalized anxiety people. I've not seen any of my family members "change" in a negative way when medications are taken, quite the opposite actually. There are very logical reasons why some people take benzodiazepines as well as a sleep aid. Benzo's are to combat anxiety and anxiety disorders (and all of the pill-popper-nazis will insist they are bad news) but some health care professionals don't want the patient using them for sleep, hence why the added sleep medication. The only way you can know what's going on with your GF is to ask her the questions you want answers to and if you become educated your own self about the "WHY" she is experiencing which is requiring medical treatment(s.) JMO
 ladyc4
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Posted: 7/19/2010 9:41:20 AM
Even medical professionals don't always agree about particular Rx "cocktails". Unless she has lots of cash, I don't see how she could be "dr.hopping" and getting these meds at different places. If she has medical insurance with an Rx benefit,many of those insurance companies-and a lot of pharmacy chains- have a "red flag" safety feature that will activate in case of significant interactions, incorrect dosage amounts, etc.
Has she mentioned to you if she is experiencing an unusually stressful situation, or does she perhaps have an autoimmune or chronic pain condition?
And I do have to ask, would you be here presenting this concern if the Rxs were perhaps Lipitor,Celebrex, Zestril?
Cindy O
 .dej
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Posted: 7/19/2010 10:51:23 AM

No balanced, healthy, whole person is in need of any of these drugs.

Well by definition, someone who is completely healthy doesn't need any drugs ever. Obviously at least 80% of people don't qualify as completely healthy in every way.
 ladyc4
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Posted: 7/19/2010 7:15:06 PM

The only drug that was actually prescribed to her was the Ambien. The Xanax and Klonopin were prescribed to a family member.

OK-that helps. I can now tell you exactly what's wrong with her.
She's an IDIOT!
Taking other people's Rx medications on top of your own Rx meds can be highly risky.And what about the family member whom these Rx are SUPPOSED to be for? Then that person is not getting the appropriate dosage and beneficial effects of the medication.
I'm not sure whether discussing this with her is gonna help,but I do give you points for being willing to do that instead of just dumping her.
There can be a lot of reasons why a person might be taking 2 or 3 mood-related/psychiatric meds, because some of them have other beneficial effects or bona-fide uses "off label"...but this is for a DOCTOR to advise-not something people should be fooling with on their own.
Cindy O
 lovebeingmom
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Posted: 7/20/2010 12:23:48 AM
in some ways she is hurting people who need those meds and take them properly as prescribed TO THEM. because some drugs and some issues have a bad rep by not doing things properly it just reinforces the negative stereotype.

Kind of like chronic pain or any pain for that matter. because some people get addicted take them for other reasons etc etc people who need them legitimately suffer the same negative connotation.

i know sometimes people get desperate because they do have legit issues but cant adford doctor, or can not find a doctor to listen or help ( trust me it happens). but still this is dangerous for many reasons

and there is a difference between dependance and addiction. one is your bodies physical reaction and need for a drug, the other (addicition) includes a psychological NEED in addition to this. which in my opinion is harder to get rid of

JMO
 verygreeneyez
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Posted: 7/20/2010 9:11:13 AM
~OP~ The only thing you should be concerned with at this point? Assisting your GF in finding an MD who specializes in anxiety treatment. That MD will give her a treatment plan, the proper medications and the follow-up counseling which best suits her needs. If you want to be supportive, respect her privacy and STOP posting her personal business to a bunch of strangers. JMO
 HoosierInMo
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Posted: 7/20/2010 12:02:45 PM
OP, never seek advice concerning medical matters in a POF forum, or any similar forum. There is no one here, myself included who is able to give you a qualified opinion. You'll get mostly ill-informed opinions from overly inflated egos who believe that if they state their opinion strongly enough it will make their opinion true.

However, being a mental health patient myself, there is some advice that I'm very qualified to give

I would like to suggest to you OP, that knowing the information concerning your girlfriend's mental health as you do, places upon you a responsibility to respect her privacy concerning these matters. I would recommend that you discuss it with her by asking fair reasonable questions and then suggesting the two of you see her physician together. If she is not seeing a Psychiatrist, and is seeing only a GP, recommend it and encourage her that it is no different than seeking a second opinion. Then if you get the chance, ask about the combination. When I read them at first I was confused, but then when I asked my Pharmacist father, and my RN mother, they suggested that it's quite possible that the Klonopin was prescribed as a maintenance drug, and the Xanax as a PRN drug in the case of extreme episodes of anxiety that may be caused by missed doses, or exceptionally severe circumstances that may exacerbate anxiety. Neither felt the combination was necessarily a sign of abuse or prescription stacking.

Finally I will say that it took a lot of doing for me to seek help. I have ADD to the tenth degree apparently accompanied by an anxiety disorder. I certainly feel like a reasonable, intelligent, balanced individual, and most people who know me would be inclined to think so. But I was clearly having life controlling issues that I kept well hidden from everyone except my employer. My job was at risk so I decided to seek help. It was the best thing I ever did. I now take 2 20 mg Adderall everyday to treat the symptoms of the ADD along with an extended release Depakote. The change was almost instantaneous. My work performance is improving (I just hope it's not too late), My emotional health is improving, I graduated from college finally with honors and I'm generally happier. The only insanity in my life was the 30 plus years I fought to function without treatment. Top chef suggests my need for medication indicates I'm not healthy or balanced. I argue that the medication makes me healthy and balanced and as long as I continue to take the medications in coordination with my GP and my Psychiatrist, that makes me healthy and balanced.
 HoosierInMo
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Posted: 7/20/2010 12:07:37 PM
Almost forgot, although this is important enough it deserves its own space.

NEVER!!!NEVER!!!NEVER!!! flush prescription drugs down the toilet, or pour down the sink. Mix it up with other unwanted refuse, seal it in a plastic bag or in a can and throw out with the trash.
 ladyc4
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Posted: 7/20/2010 12:36:07 PM
KCCal
While in no way intending to discount or disrespect the excellent points you brought up, I don't think anybody took the OP to be asking for medical ADVICE-simply for opinions or any commentary from those who might have had similar experiences.
And MY point is, that the OP reported in a post subsequent to the OT, that only one of the 3 medications is actually prescribed to his gf-and the other 2 that she takes(probably PRN) are from Rx's belonging to other members of her family.
And sometimes it IS a bit of a trial and error thing to find the medications, dosages and combinations that are effective without setting up a scenario in which the SIDE EFFECTS are actually more problematic than the symptoms they were supposed to alleviate. Trust me, I've been battling several issues triggered by a seemingly minor(at the time) closed head injury.
As for those who take the position that anyone taking medications that MAY be prescribed for "mental illness" is anathema, my personal thoughts-while again meaning compassion more than disrespect-is that those folks may be the ones who would be significantly BENEFITTED by medication/therapy themselves. And I notice nobody responded to my inquiry as to whether this would be such a hot topic if the 3 meds involved were-oh,say-Celebrex, Lipitor,Zestril? I suppose I should consider the lack of response to BE the answer-and somehow or other I 'm really NOT surprised...
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 ladyc4
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Posted: 7/20/2010 2:01:03 PM

I'm not sure what those are for aside from the Lipitor but I would say YES if those drugs, or the condition they are used for, had side effects that promote moodiness.

Celebrex is for arthritis, Zestril is for hypertension(high blood pressure)
I was simply exploring the possibility that again there's a "mental health issue" stigma at work here-whereas the other medications are for physical conditions. And one could probably engineer a position that someone with these physical ailments might not be "good" relationship partners,either. Because they might have conditions that make it difficult for them to be highly active on a consistent basis(arthritis),and someone with cholesterol/HBP might have sexual problems, and more likely to die as a DIRECT result of the condition. It seems to me that the question becomes-"so how far do we take our fear and loathing of medication/health issues when it comes to pair-bond relationships"?
However, what seems to be going on here is that her doctor is probably NOT an idiot, rather (s)he is unaware of the girl taking the Xanax and Klonopin-because those meds actually belong to SOMEONE ELSE.
I know that there can be a bit of "sharing" among close friends/family members of SOME types of Rx medications. I'm not saying that's wise, either-but people do it,again mostly I think it's short term pain meds, antibiotics,etc, not "psychiatric" or "neurological" medications.
As for the OP's question, I don't think anyone can say for sure whether it's "too much" or "wrong"-but taking other Rx that were not prescribed to her is certainly UNWISE.
I could be that diagnosis and treatment could result in MORE medications, or a "trial and error" interlude while the appropriate medications/combinations and dosages are worked out.
But the OP should encourage her to talk seriously and openly with her doctor, get referred to a specialist(s),etc, not raiding the family medicine cabinet to self-treat.
Cindy O
 verygreeneyez
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Posted: 7/20/2010 2:09:54 PM

And I do have to ask, would you be here presenting this concern if the Rxs were perhaps Lipitor,Celebrex, Zestril?

NO!! It would not be such a hot topic with those drugs, nor would it be getting such attention/negativity if the OP was asking about pot and/or alcohol mixed with something such as Benadryl or some other OTC med because most people overlook the reality that OTC meds can be a death waiting to happen when attached to other substances (like adding Robitussin DM cough syrup or any other dextromethorphan based product with various non-narcotic and/or narcotic medications ~ DEADLY combination.) People see things such as mentioned in post #1 as an indicator that there is a druggie on the lose. (S)he's nothing but a junkie using meds from family members or others cause (s)he's nothing but a pill-popper and (s)he certainly isn't deserving of this OP's time/attention or concern. (PFFFFFFFFFFFT!! We have NO idea what this gal is about, nor how much this OP truly knows about what she's taking or not taking, suffering from or because of, etc., etc., etc. It's all very speculative and very likely, not even a close replica of the actual truth, which I suppose, makes it easy to label, be judge/jury/executioner should one wish to do so here.)

~OT~ The only thing that one needs to be doing in this situation? Having the GF make an appt., with a doctor who specializes in the type of practice which would best suit her needs. JMO
 DragNFlyBuzzez
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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:53:31 PM
Very bad mix, does she add a****ail or two as well. That combination was final straw for my marriage.

my ex went to 3 different doctors for her supply, found out she was on zanex for 11 yrs then added the others ambien and klonipin then a phantom back injury with Oxycotin and Hydrocodone , we moved out sept 09

Try to get her to deal with her depression, unchecked this could lead to another ruined parent
 idahosun
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Posted: 7/20/2010 7:45:10 PM
I don't know about using ambien with klonopin and xanax, but I do know xanax and klonopin can be and are used in combination to prevent panic attacks. My family has heriditary panic disorder and one member uses both of those drugs and they are the combo for him/her that works the best. Other family members only use xanax. My family members do not respond well to the long-lasting anti-anxiety meds so most use a single drug. And xanax can help with insomnia, which I have. I have tried lunesta and it did not help with my sleep problems. So, it is not unusual to take klonopin and xanax. As the other posters have pointed out, you need to discuss this with her and find out why she is on the drugs and, if possible, attend a Dr. appt. with her. She may have a myriad of mental health issues or she may have panic disorder which causes insomnia in some people. You simply need to know what she is being treated for and if she is receiving the meds from a "legitimate" source, then you can deal with the issue. Good luck.
 idahosun
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Posted: 7/20/2010 10:19:41 PM
Ooops, I missed the part that she is not being prescribed the klonopin and xanax, she needs to see a Dr. and get the correct meds for whatever she is dealing with. If you want to stay with her, you have to bring this up - maybe by saying "I am worried that you are taking these meds that have not been prescribed for you...please lets talk about this..."
 woobytoodsday
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Posted: 7/20/2010 11:29:25 PM

And I do have to ask, would you be here presenting this concern if the Rxs were perhaps Lipitor,Celebrex, Zestril?


Actually, for me, it would be a major concern. . . . Two out of those three have major nerve/muscle/heart problems. The third, only sexual problems. Life style changes can and often do obviate the need. Don't let your doctor prescribe anything that you haven't researched on your own, seriously. Or get a woman doctor who isn't influenced by the cheerleader drug reps flashing her thighs. . . .

As for the flushers. . . . DON'T!!!
http://www.greencitizen.com/recycling/recycle_medicine.php
If you're not lucky enough to live in California, check with your local recycling peeps. But *please* stop poisoning the groundwater.

 ladyc4
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Posted: 7/21/2010 8:42:41 AM
Cindy, imo, I think taking any med not prescribed to you is dangerous,

Oh, I ABSOFREAKINLUTELY agree with you on this...I merely MENTIONED that sometimes perfectly normal honest hardworking people might give a family member or friend,oh say a Flexeril(mild muscle relaxant), some leftover antibiotic(yeah yeah I know you are SUPPOSED TO take all of it).To be routinely or frequently dosing oneself with other peoples' Rx is in NO WAY something I advocate. Let me make that ABUNDANTLY clear.

If she was taking lipitor, that could ruin her liver. Liver levels do need to be monitored. Celebrex changes serotonin and can have side effects from my limited knowledge. Zestril, know nothing about it.


Actually, for me, it would be a major concern. . . . Two out of those three have major nerve/muscle/heart problems. The third, only sexual problems.

I am well aware of all this,which is why I have rejected Celebrex for my arthritis and Fibromyalgia. The POINT I was TRYING to make with my question, is that since Celebrex,Lipitor, Zestril,Avandia,Zocor, Singulair,etc are popular and widely advertised drugs for PHYSICAL conditions,would people be running to others for "opinions"if a relationship partner was taking them? Granted, a couple of people have pointed out potential side-effects and risks of longterm use,particularly if not monitored. I don't argue that point at all. I'm just asking if the OP would have felt the need to start a topic here if his gf was taking Singulair(asthma/allergies) and RX strength ibuprofen?

Don't let your doctor prescribe anything that you haven't researched on your own, seriously. Or get a woman doctor who isn't influenced by the cheerleader drug reps flashing her thighs. . .

I myself follow both those suggestions and I have absolutely NO PROBLEM rejecting a medication that causes side effects that are unacceptable or unsafe for me and my personal situation.
Mesg 59...wow, talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. But thenI see this so much in folks who rely on internet dating sites exclusively, those huge "red flag" glasses. The slightest thing out of the completely ordinary becomes a huge warning sign...the person is a druggie, an alky, a huge medical/financial crisis looking for a place to happen. Where is the "chillin" in this diatribe? How do YOU know that this isn't simply a woman experiencing some issues with anxiety,insomnia, maybe panic attacks? Granted, using other people's unused RX is not real smart but I certainly don't think it's "proof" that the OP's gf is a junkie who will drag him to destruction.

The whole reason these people need drugs like this is that they are"NOT"balanced and emotionally healthy.

Believe it or not will power alone can not help you cope or recover from psychiatric illnesses.Herbs, supplements,yoga and positive thinking will not help or make you recover from the more serious mental health diseases.
Or even from serious PHYSICAL disease. Herbs and supplements can be a help(be sure you do thorough research on possible interactions, side effects,etc.) But people can be very impaired in functionality by depression, anxiety, panic attacks. PTSD, injury-precipitated psychiatric/neurological problems and all the willpower, yoga, fresh air and exercise,prayer,highly restricted diet,etc will NOT magically "make it go away".

Or get a woman doctor who isn't influenced by the cheerleader drug reps flashing her thighs. . . .


Ladies and gentlemen, may I present another narrow-mined insutling comment, borne of ignorance and an embittered attitude to life.

Actually, the practice that my woman doctor and woman pharmacist are in seem to make excellent use of samples and promotional efforts that come to them from the drug companies,to help save patients expense, insurance co hassles, etc.where possible. I DO NOT DISAGREE that there is quite a bit of incentive for doctors to prescribe medications,but not all are being abusive with it.This follows the advice that one needs to be,if necessary, a "difficult patient"in asking for information,researching side effects,etc.
OP, if you haven't been totally freaked out by the responses-you DO need to strongly encourage your gf to discuss her issues with her dr and request referral to a specialist in anxiety and panic disorders.
Cindy O
 woobytoodsday
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Posted: 7/21/2010 11:40:52 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present another narrow-mined insutling comment, borne of ignorance and an embittered attitude to life.


Oh, my, lol! Here ya go:


Stories abound about doctors who mistook a sales pitch as an invitation to more. A doctor in Washington pleaded guilty to assault last year and gave up his license after forcibly kissing a saleswoman on the lips.

One informal survey, conducted by a urologist in Pittsburgh, Dr. James J. McCague, found that 12 of 13 medical saleswomen said they had been sexually harassed by physicians. Dr. McCague published his findings in the trade magazine Medical Economics under the title "Why Was That Doctor Naked in His Office?"

Penny Ramsey Otwell, who cheered for the University of Maryland and now sells for Wyeth in the Dallas area, says she has managed to avoid such encounters.

"We have a few of those doctors in our territory," said Ms. Otwell, 30, who was a contestant on the CBS television show "Survivor." "They'll get called on by representatives who can handle that kind of talk, ones that can tolerate it and don't think anything about it."

But there have been accusations that a pharmaceutical company encouraged using sex to make drug sales. In a federal lawsuit against Novartis, one saleswoman said she had been encouraged to exploit a personal relationship with a doctor to increase sales in her Montgomery, Ala., territory. In court papers responding to the lawsuit, Novartis denied the accusation. The company has also said it is committed to hiring and promoting women.

For her part, Ms. Napier, the TAP Pharmaceutical saleswoman, says it is partly her local celebrity that gives her a professional edge. On the University of Kentucky cheering squad, Ms. Napier stood out for her long dark hair and tiny physique that landed her atop human pyramids.

"If I have a customer who is a real big U.K. fan, we'll have stories to tell each other," Ms. Napier said. "If they can remember me as the cheerleader — she has Prevacid — it just allows you do to so many things."

source: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/28/business/28cheer.html?hp=&pagewanted=print 28nov2005




To sell their drugs, pharmaceutical companies hire former cheerleaders and ex-models to wine and dine doctors, exaggerate the drug's benefits and underplay their side-effects, a former sales rep told a Congressional committee this morning.
Shahram Ahari

Shahram Ahari, who spent two years selling Prozac and Zypraxa for Eli Lily, told a Senate Aging Committee chaired by Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wisc., that his job involved "rewarding physicians with gifts and attention for their allegiance to your product and company despite what may be ethically appropriate."

Ahari claims that drug companies like hiring former cheerleaders and ex-models, as well as former athletes and members of the military, many of whom have no background in science.

"On my first day of sales class, among 21 trainees and two instructors, I was the only one with any level of college-level science education," Ahari told ABCNews.com on Tuesday.

During their five-week training class, Ahari claims that instructors teach sales tactics, including how to exceed spending limits for important clients, being generous with free samples to leverage sales, using friendships and personal gifts to foster a "quid pro quo" relationship, and how to exploit sexual tension.


source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=4438095&page=1




As for my "embittered attitude to life" please read my profile and posting history. . . .

Live long and prosper!


Edit: ^^^^ Cindy, I can't recall the last time (if ever) that I've disagreed with you. Go gurl!!
Edit #2: Annie, troo. Which is why one needs to consider the *source* lol! I first became aware when a lovely friend of mind got a job as a drug rep. *She* was appalled at the things expected of her. . . .
 ladyc4
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Posted: 7/21/2010 12:11:21 PM

"On my first day of sales class, among 21 trainees and two instructors, I was the only one with any level of college-level science education," Ahari told ABCNews.com

Well, since these trainees were being hired/trained in a marketing/sales capacity,NOT to actually research , formulate, test and get FDA approval for medications, why would that be such a big deal? I'm going to go out on a limb here and PRESUME that these trainees knew how to read and to research, and had sufficient integrity to go into some other line of work or sales field if they felt that they were being required to behave unethically or foster untruthful information.
It's an unfortunate modern principle of marketing that "sex sells"...everything from food and cosmetics, cleaning products, automobiles,and yes, even medications. Has anyone seen an fat or unattractive,or downright homely person in any TV commercial for prescription medicines?
Cindy O
 idahosun
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Posted: 7/22/2010 9:51:55 PM
Actually most psychiatrists only do meds, very few do any actual counseling, so those with anxiety issues will need meds and probably counseling with a psychologist or other professional counselor. The psychiatrist will have the person in for periodic med checks and to see if progress is being made in handling the illness.
 Marmite baby
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Posted: 7/23/2010 7:46:31 PM
Bit confused but 2 things if I've got this straight. Firstly if she freely admitted taking drugs not prescribed for her it sounds like you have good communication and trust.
Secondly, if her doc doesn't know what she's taking, what happens if she has a medical emergency? She could be given unsuitable anaesthetics for example. Or havea bad reaction. I used to take Ambien and had a couple of falls getting up in the night.
I think that a bit of tough love may work. I'm assuming you're not a nurse and she ultimately has to take responsibility for herself.
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Posted: 7/24/2010 6:57:12 AM
I'm having flashbacks to a horrible dating experience I once had. I had met a guy who was on all of those meds, plus he was also taking Trazadone and Seroquel. I started wondering "what" was needing to be supressed. I was afraid I was dating a supressed Hannibal Lector. We did talk about it and it turned out he was bi-polar.
I decided to give him a chance, as he did have a better personality than some of the undiagnosed guys I'd been out with!
Anyway, he ended up having a very scary manic situation where his whole personality changed and he seemed to be hallucinating. He nearly killed me as he went into a rage over people destroying the environment. At that point, his anger was not directed at me, but when I attempted to break up with him, he went beserk, and left messages on my machine that sounded worse than Mel Gibson's rants. He also threatened to kill me and continued leaving messages on my voice mail for 2 years after we broke up. ...So, with his girl , Im not saying dump her, but you definetly need to talk with her and just be aware that they may be a serious problem looming ahead.
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