posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 07:27 PM
Originally posted by jasonl1983
reply to post by FissionSurplus
I've always loved your posts and I'm sure you've heard this before, but... please dear god be careful with Xanax and Ambien, many people have
experienced some truly terrible consequences as a result of those substances. I'm sure you aren't dizzy enough to mix those with alcohol but I am
frightened by the combination nonetheless!
I'm aware that they are similar, and so have a syngergistic effect. I am ultra-careful with dosing, dose at exact times, and I only take what is
necessary. I also don't drink.....ever
...because my body treats alcohol like a toxin and it makes me really sick (think migraines and
vomiting after only a little drink). Yeah, I'm a real dud at parties. I leave alcohol for others. Honestly, the last time I ingested alcohol has
got to be over 5 years ago, and that was a few sips of champagne on new year's eve. Gave me a fricking headache.
I can see where alcohol would really make the combination dangerous, but I taken these for years. I also take a minimal amount. I do this because of
the nature of these drugs. Like opiates, you can increase the dosage, but it'll never be enough in the long run. The dosage I take makes it likely
that I could probably go off of them if I had to, and not suffer too badly.
I have considered the SHTF scenario and so I make sure that I will be okay if suddenly I cannot get anymore.
I remember seeing a "Doomsday Prepper" show in which an old couple needed prescription drugs on a daily basis, so they would skip one or two days a
month, to try and build up a supply.
Eventually, though, it'll run out. Better to plan for a day in which the Rx will no longer be there, which I have done. But while they're
available, I take them. If any of you have rheumatoid arthritis and try sleeping with incredible joint pain and insomnia, you'd understand why I
take them while I can.