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Old 08-27-2019, 08:09 AM
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Doctor precribed medication

I could not get help at any of the organizations suggested. I am too tired to fight. I just want to stay safe with my dogs.

i am sticking by this forum and reading.

My question is about Dr. Presxribed meds. Im was given escitalapram, wellbutrin and clonazepam.

Is this considered drugging?

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Old 08-27-2019, 08:14 AM
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My question is about Dr. Presxribed meds. Im was given escitalapram, wellbutrin and clonazepam.

Is this considered drugging?
That would depend on how the prescription was obtained and once obtained, were they taken as prescribed.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:16 AM
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Take your prescribed drugs as prescribed. If you have to be drug tested as part of your probation agreement, make sure you have the prescription with you when you get tested and make sure your probation officer has a copy of the prescription. You can just take the pill bottles to your appointments and court appearances.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:21 AM
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Thank you bimini. I was a cigarette smoker. Thats it.

I dont now how or why this happened to me.

I think I had a nervous breakdown and I miss my family so much

i dont want to be a fool anymore. I fŤel like everyone KNOWS I went crazy.

Thank you
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Please keep trying to call the suggested organizations until you reach someone. I understand youíre tired but if you donít you wonít have any answers. As for the meds, if youíre prescribed them and taking them as prescribed thatís between you and your doctor. What do you consider drugging?
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:26 AM
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To me drugging is seeking out a medication not prescribed by a doctor for the pleasure of it.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ShiftHappens View Post
Thank you bimini. I was a cigarette smoker. Thats it.

I dont now how or why this happened to me.

I think I had a nervous breakdown and I miss my family so much

i dont want to be a fool anymore. I fŤel like everyone KNOWS I went crazy.

Thank you
You know what, SH? We all go a little crazy sometimes, especially if alcohol is in the mix.

The best thing you can do is stay sober.

Take your meds as prescribed, they will help you stay sober. Don't make any changes to your meds yourself without talking to your doctor first because if you stop taking them or forget to take your meds, it makes anxiety much worse. Take all your drugs as prescribed!
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:29 AM
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Thank you I will. Ty for not abandoning me
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:30 AM
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Sorry you ran into a dead end with the organizations you contacted, but, I googled free transportation for the elderly and disabled in Florida, and found many organizations that offer help. Maybe google that and see what you can find. John
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:31 AM
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To me drugging is seeking out a medication not prescribed by a doctor for the pleasure of it.
Sorry you're suffering. I hope you can get some help.

Drugging is also taking prescribed medication not as indicated by the doctor, not only for pleasure.

To give an analogy--I didn't always drink for pleasure. By the end, I was drinking to attempt to alleviate anxiety, depression, to stave off withdrawal. I was obviously abusing alcohol.

Prescribed medication can be abused the same way. If you have any concerns that your medication isn't working as prescribed, then discuss it with your doctor.

I don't mean this as an attack, but as a friendly reminder. I've known people who thought that just because a medicine was prescribed, that that meant that it couldn't be abused.

I'm only mentioning it because I care.

Please take care of yourself. Lots of deep breaths.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:40 AM
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I hope you can come up with a solution for the transportation you need.
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To me drugging is seeking out a medication not prescribed by a doctor for the pleasure of it.
To me itís that but also not taking prescribed medication as prescribed. Just take your meds as your doctor prescribed and you wonít have to wonder.

Youíve gotten good advice thus far regarding help organizations. Keep calling until you get through.

Iím not big into AA by any means but if youíve gone to some meetings in the past try some of the numbers you may have gotten on the meeting list they pass around. Or call your local intergroup office. Someone there might point you in the right direction of women that want to help another AA.

Did you fix your pm allowance in your user cp? You can test on me if you want to try sending me one and Iíll reply back so you know itís working.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:47 AM
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I can not do AA.

I mean no offense to those who it works for.

It absolutelty will not work for me

i think more along the lines of the AVRT thread someone else posted.

I will NEVER go to a meeting again

Havent fixed it yet. Cold and shaking and confused
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Havent fixed it yet. Cold and shaking and confused
I fixed the PMs for you Shift, so you will receive PMs now.
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Shift, I apologize for not having read too many of your posts before today. I had no idea of the totality of issues you've been dealing with. My advice from your post about insomnia still stands, copied below. I read just now that you are taking 3? (three) prescribed medications? Did I read that correctly, as I do think if that is the case that you may have some serious interaction going on between them - as well as adding alcohol into the mix - could be setting you up for trouble. Among the medications, the side effects of clonazepam listed: can cause paranoid or suicidal ideation and impair memory, judgment, and coordination. Combining with other substances, particularly alcohol, can slow breathing and possibly lead to death.

my earlier advice was this:

call your county mental health department to start accessing supportive services. Your mind is not sober, and I dare say you are in a poor position to make good decisions. Give those people a call and get started on accessing their help and referrals. Try not to drink, it doesn't help anything. You might just need medication if you are having trouble detoxing. At the very least they can advocate FOR you. Might get a continuance to allow you to get on an even keel. Give it a try. Your way is definitely NOT working. Let some professionals into your life to help you find your way. It should cost you nothing as that is why the agencies exist = to help people. You are as deserving as anyone. Now get going. The more you delay the more stressed you will be. Don't let this blow up to something unmanageable. You sound like a sensitive person, please get supported. I hope the sun comes out for you today. Hang in there and get sober.

Again, good luck to you and hopefully you can stabilize, make your court dates, and use good judgment. All of which can put you on the path to healing and feeling better.
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The arrest doomed me.

I was already struggling.

I just kept taking the Klonopin to try to help myself make it through.

I just got worse.

I was paralyzed with fear
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Hi Shift,
I am glad you have had contact with your doctor. I know you had an appointment for the 12th September and that sounded a long way off to me. I am pleased to hear that you were able to bring that forward.

Warm wishes
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:42 AM
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I was an extremely insecure clingy child.

My mom was only 18 years old. She had my two sisters and no money.

Her family always resented me.

Ive been getting into a fetal position since I was teenager. No drugs, no alcohol.

I just never felt good enough.

My surviving sister wont talk to me and has a happy family.

I was always just frightened.

I finally agreed to take medication. I never wanted to be a burden to anyone.
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