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Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?


krod
tilthe
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Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
anything about paxil or fioricet? I was just prescribed those two medications at some walk in place. the paxil has got 5 refills and i heard that you can't drink with it which the doctor so did not tell me.

I've had a really really f**ked up week. i had my purse stolen this one night by some black dudes. and for some reason i don't remember a thing about the night (which never happens no matter how f**ked up i get). I'm told i was popping lortabs and klonopins. so now i have no id except my passport, my husband has managed to get back some cards that i had already shut off and my checkbook and his dog tags that were in my purse, but that's it. they tossed my purse with my ids along side the road i guess, also along with my phone.

then a couple nights later i was in a car wreck. yep wrecked my new car. it's okay and everyone was okay, i just hurt from it. and i had like a major panic attack from it. then the next day my dad ended up in the hospital. he's fine, just some issue with his blood sugar. the call at work though was horrible. I've quit one job as of today and the other i actually called her and told her i quit and she convinced me to stay. ugh.

anyway, i didn't mean to ramble on, i just wanted to know if anyone knows much about those medications or why they say you can't drink with the paxil. that's all.
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lax2 Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
i don't know whether to bite on this or not...I don't think you should be drinking in any case.  Nor should you be "popping" Loritabs and Klonipans...
No wonder you suffered a black out...

I won't even venture to guess what caused you to "be in:"
a car wreck, which apparently wrecked your new car.
I am just happy for you that no one was hurt, and that there are no manslaughter charges to face.

Sometimes our problems require that we look into more than just abstaining from meth.

I know you probably want more of a "Awe,  poor baby" response, but I'm just glad our paths didn't cross on the road.
Terry
Ca
Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
Wow, what's been going on with you? I thought you said through your last post you were headed to NA Meetings. You didn't have a car to take ya to meetings and had to rely on others, but now you do, and it's wrecked. I hope you weren't driving and high.
Why the prescription drugs and alcohol?   Do you have a sponsor?

Sounds like a really bad week for you (Don't you think that part of your troubles were self inflicted)! Are you still going to counseling?

Whether you've made some bad choices I'm glad your alive!

Sorry your dad ended up in the hospital. I hope he is doing well.
imlost
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Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
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I was just prescribed those two medications at some walk in place. the paxil has got 5 refills and i heard that you can't drink with it which the doctor so did not tell me.
The last time I talked with you that isn't the kind of doctor I thought you were seeing.
So how can a walk in place just prescribe paxil? Are you not in therapy?  I thought that is where you were heading.
popping pills isn't the answer.  I agree on that you may need meds- but Jen, that needs to be with therapy. You got a lot of heavy duty stuff going on in your head. You need help sorting it out.

My sister was prescribed paxil when she was in rehab years ago. I don't know much about it other than she didn't like it. Said it made her foggy feeling.

you know that drinking isn't the answer either. But if you are going to insist on self destructing then at least stay out from behind the wheel.
That way the only one you destruct is yourself.  Which is plenty bad enough 
You know where I am - you know you can talk to me.
If you need someone to listen  I am here.
So why aren't you?
no more
mething
around
Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
Hey, Alcohol intensifies the effect of prescription meds....it also interferes with their intended use. Alcohol molecules are large, forcing the body to deal with them first....everything else just gets shifted around.
Besides, alcohol is a depressant.....Paxil is an anti depressant.
Add some Lortabs....that's a deadly combo there.
What are you trying to accomplish? Life throws enough crap at us without having to create our own.
Mixing alcohol with your script will create crap for you....internally and externally.

You already know this, though. What are you going to do about it?
krod
tilthe
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Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
Ok I must have mistyped or something. But to clear things up.. when my car was wrecked I WAS NOT DRIVING AND I WAS COMPLETELY SOBER! That night that my purse was stolen I only had two drinks, and not very strong ones because I knew I had to work the next day. I had one klonopin earlier that day that a friend gave me because they were actually helping with some anxiety issues I was having. Yeah I know I was wrong for that so slap my hand. Based on what I do and do not remember and what my friend (whom I've learned is kinda crazy herself) it sounds like someone slipped me one of them forget me pills. I can't remember what they're called. My friend said I was taking all those pills, but when I found my purse empty, soaking wet, muddy, and in a ditch the pills were still in there. Apparently the guys who stole it were pretty stupid.

I wasn't trying to get an awe, poor you response, I only wanted to clear things up as to why I was getting these new prescriptions. I had gone back and forth in my head whether to tell all that had been going on, but I figured this is a support board, maybe they'd like to know why I've got these new drugs. The real only reason for my post was to see if anybody knew anything about these pills.

The Paxil is for: depression, anxiety, sleep issues
The Fioricet is for: headaches and other moderate to severe pains suffered from the crash.
Both of these are in an effort to get me back at work so I don't break down crying every time I'm in a camera room with a client.
imlost
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Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
I did ask

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So how can a walk in place just prescribe paxil? Are you not in therapy ? I thought that is where you were heading.
See? {{{HUGS}}}
Loraura Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
Have you considered rehab?
vctry7 Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
Klonopin causes me and my husband to have blackouts. I have forgotten days while taking them. I am sure drinking intensifies the effect.

Fioricet is habit forming, but it's not like a regular pain pill. If you take more than you should then it won't work for headaches and will cause them.

I took Fioricet for 15 years. I had been waking up with a headache for the last 2 years almost everyday. I quit taking them a couple of months ago and my headaches are actually better.
lax2 Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
I self medicated with paxil and klonipin during the years that I was tweaking. Add them to the list of drugs I can not take, because I liked them too much.

I bought them for a buck a piece from "other crazy" friends of mine. He traded the paxil for something I had access to but can't remember...

Seems to me I took the klonipin after I had been up for a couple days to lessen the paranoia, and lessen the shakiness the morning after crashing. It seems to "erase"
the memory, as well as prevent you from feeling much.

As for paxil, I took those to lessen the social anxiety I had enough to go out to clubs when I had been up over 24 hours. In sobriety I have asked my doctor for some for anti-depression and anti-anxiety, but he will not, I am sure what he does give me is in my best interest.

Unlike the "sort of crazy" friend who was trading pills with me, he was doing so to gain my trust, and rip me off of CDs Etc, when I least suspected it.

There is just no good reason for you OR I to be drinking.
In any case.
Just thought I'd share my similar experiences of taking these "meds" since I have in the past taken them.
It seems like any drug I like too much, be it meth, klonipan, valium, alcohol... are quite simply no good for me. Too "good" to be true =s bad 4 me...
krod
tilthe
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Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
T ~ I am sorry I didn't respond to you earlier. I did try seeing a therapist, but with my working the only times they had available didn't work and plus I'm moving back west in January so they don't even want to start. I went to this walk in place cause a friend who's born and raised here knows the dr and likes the dr. I just needed something to get me going.

I have considered rehab, but lots of variables come into play, like that I'm not in my addiction now like I was. I'm not physically dependent on anything. I can go a night without a drink (did last night), and I don't have to take any pills, though they really do help a lot. I'm not snorting or smoking or shooting anything. I work full time, was two jobs, now down to one, but is still 40+ hours a week no matter how hard I try to cut back. Then in 1 1/2 weeks I'm flying to Oregon for the holidays where I'll be for almost three weeks. In January I will return to my job but only part time, I will have to get my car and myself ready to drive back across the country at the end of the month, and I've got my business I'm really trying to start up. So basically I'm extremely busy for even na meetings or therapy, let alone a rehab, plus I don't feel I really need that at this point. I'm not saying it would hurt, I'm just saying it's not vital.

Well I think that answers all the questions. Sorry if I missed any. If I did I'll answer those when I notice that I've missed them.
imlost
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Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
You don't have to do something every day to be in addiction.
You are still using substances as a coping mechanism.
The fact of the matter is you can't go 30 days without reaching for something. I am willing to bet that even going a week is hard to do.
Granted you haven't settled in on one replacement drug- but you are still in addiction.
Rehab may just be exactly the answer you need. At least consider it.
If you don't get some help soon, if you don't find a way to cope, if you continue to self medicate-everything you are writing about will blow up.
You can't build your life on a foundation of quick sand and potholes. Yeah there is a little patch of ground here and there you can stand on sometimes.
But it isn't stable footing.

Think about it. Where you say it wouldn't be an ideal time, I am thinking right after the holidays would be an ideal time- before you start your business , before you drive across country, before you return to work.

Just my thoughts.
You know I love you - and I am here for you.
I know you can do this. But I also know you really need help doing it.
Venus
Jones69
Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
Here is my experience with Paxil. When I started taking Paxil, I had not used a drug (i.e. coke) in over six years. Gradually, two things happened. First, I began craving downers like Vicodin. I could a handful of them and drink a 6-pack of beer and just feel "normal" (I was NOT a drinker before this so this was very bizarre behavior for me). The Paxil made me hyper and the Vicodin and alcohol stabilized me. Then, approximately 3 or 4 months after this pattern, I developed an overwhelming craving for stimulants. I began using coke (something I hadn't done or desired in over 6 years) - it felt like something physical was driving me to go cop. I wasn't hanging out with people who were doing it (as had been the case when I used to do it) - instead, I would find myself taking a cab to a part of town (I love in NYC) where I could cop on the street because I felt like I needed it. Then, one night someone offered me crystal as an alternative to coke and thus began my 5 1/2 year love affair with meth.
In an case, I truly believe that the Paxil started by craving for stimulants. I have also read articles validating this experience for some people. So what I ma saying is that if you have a propensity to love stimulants, I would be careful before going on Paxil. It was a bad combo for me.
Nyte
Passion
Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
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I have considered rehab, but lots of variables come into play, like that I'm not in my addiction now like I was. I'm not physically dependent on anything. I can go a night without a drink (did last night), and I don't have to take any pills, though they really do help a lot.  I'm not snorting or smoking or shooting anything.  I work full time, was two jobs, now down to one, but is still 40+ hours a week no matter how hard I try to cut back. Then in 1 1/2 weeks I'm flying to Oregon for the holidays where I'll be for almost three weeks. In January I will return to my job but only part time, I will have to get my car and myself ready to drive back across the country at the end of the month, and I've got my business I'm really trying to start up. So basically I'm extremely busy for even na meetings or therapy, let alone a rehab, plus I don't feel I really need that at this point.  I'm not saying it would hurt, I'm just saying it's not vital.
So basically where meth is concerned you are abstaining verses recovery? Krod .. You have a lot on your plate .. and though you may feel that you don't have time for meetings .. your recovery is as dependent on some sort of program, rehab, therapy just as your addiction was to dope. You have time to stop off and have a 'couple drinks' and I'm sure chit chat with friends, but you don't have time for a meeting? You say you don't feel that you need it at this point .. but it is at this point that you do need it ... this is the point where you can go and get the tools you need to fight your addiction when it rears its ugly head ... Train and arm yourself for the war in order to be prepared for the fight that might lie ahead ... If you don't your chances of being taken prisoner or maybe even killed in the battle increase .. be fair to yourself .. do yourself a favor - get rid of the 'stinkin' thinkin' and do what's in your better interest in the long run. Get real with yourself .. far too many addicts have thought the way you are thinking now "one included my ex-husband" that kind of thinking eventually played a part in his demise. It is dangerous for us addicts to think along the lines of "I don't need NA, Therapy or Rehab .. or a recovery plan RIGHT NOW" this kind of thinking is detrimental and is destructive as well as self sabotaging. Just because you didn't drink last night doesn't mean that you've got it together .. the truth of the matter is you drank the other day and more than likely other days as well .. which means the weed is still wrapped around your ankle and when you feel it pull ... you go down for the count .. long enough to ease something within .. "The Call" Please at least give yourself the blessings of NA meetings it is there you will gather the ammo to fight against the enemy of addiction. It is now that is a good time to prepare yourself .. and to not fall prey to thinking' that you can't because this or that. Because the "TRUTH" is you could if you'd make or take the time rather than opting for hanging' out and drinking' .. the energy you put into that could have gone to making it to a meeting .. Please don't sell yourself short. From this side of the fence .. Addict to addict I can see you setting yourself up for a fall. I know the signs and you my friend are on dangerous territory .. Run for your life ... it may depend on it. It is vital that you get out of there now.
Penel0pe Re: Does anyone know about paxil or fioricet?
Paxil isn't going to work if you are drinking, so it's pointless.
Fiorcet and drinking can be lethal. Fiorcet is a barbiturate. Barbiturates don't mix well with booze.
Klonopin and Alcohol are a great recipe for a blackout; also a great way to end up dead. Klonpin is a benzodiazapine, like Valium. Everyone knows how well Valium and Alcohol go together.

Jen, with all the good intentions in the world, I want to say something to you.

The longer you drag out the myriad of excuses and rationale that you are using to justify your drinking and drug abuse, the more of your life you are wasting.
I always worked too. I always had a house, cars, etc... until I didn't. When you lose all that shyt, it happens really fast, trust me. Hopefully you will hit your bottom that way - losing THINGS - instead of hitting bottom via death. Keep drinking and taking pills, and you might go that route instead. I have seen far too many go that route, Jen. Please don't be one of them.

Regarding being too busy for recovery:

I work now. I have a family, obligations - I'm busy too. But I tell you what, I will never again be too busy to put my recovery FIRST, because without it, I won't have to worry about the job, family, cars, home, etc - in active addiction, I lost all that stuff eventually - MORE THAN ONCE - it took a few years, but I got there, and I am NOT going back. I MAKE time for recovery, because the rest of my life depends on it.

I'm not trying to be mean to you, I'm only saying this because I want to be HONEST with you. I see myself in you - I've BEEN YOU.
I wasted my youth making excuses for what I was doing to my life, and it's hard for me to see another human being - YOU - doing exactly the same thing to herself.

That's all. You may or may not take this the wrong way - that's out of my hands. I hope you'll hear what I am trying to say, and I hope you'll know I am saying it because I've been there, done that, and hate watching you do it now.

 


 

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