Called the doctor, and he told me that he wasn't going to increase the drug, and to go back to the Klonopin. Added : just realized that the updates should really be posted up here vs. Just an update: Ok, so, I talked to my psychiatrist during my appointment yesterday about switching from the current 3mg of Klonopin over to Valium, something that I've heard allot of good things about, and according to him, I'd have to be dosed way to high, putting me in a situation setting me up for addiction.It's strange how different people have such a variety of reactions to mind type meds. According to the good old Wikipedia, I guess that 0.5mg of Klonopin = 10mg of Valium, so...I've switched from 3mg of Klonopin per day to 2mg 2x's per day of Xanax XR to see if that doesn't help. I'm now just starting on day #2, and I know that I still have to give it a fair shot. Also, I feel more social and general anxiety than before, meaning that probably I'll need a higher dosage of the Xanax XR in the long run.I'd love for any experiences or comments (and I love back and forth discussions - if I or you question something, please feel free to respond, as that's the point of a conversation)!Because you receive sedating medication during the procedure, it is unsafe for you to drive or operate machinery for 8 hours after the procedure. Certain medications, such as blood-thinning agents, may need to be avoided temporarily if biopsies were taken or polyps were removed.Bleeding and puncture of the colon are rare but possible complications of colonoscopy.You may be asked to change position occasionally to help the doctor move the scope.The scope also blows air into your colon, which expands the colon and helps the doctor see more clearly. You can reduce the cramping by taking several slow, deep breaths during the procedure.
There may be some diet or fluid restrictions before you have a colonoscopy, but this will vary according to your doctor's instructions.
:) One more thing, for those of you who know me, this is just one of several steps that are going to be taken.
One of the other steps taking once the benzo of choice is determined, we'll then start to eliminate all of the "sort of" working meds, and upping the dosage of the less sedating working med (dropping 300mg Ultram, 225mg Lyrica, the higher dosage of Pristiq 100mg down to 50mg, and upping the Methadone 30mg up to what is needed, something that has doesn't sedate me much at all, and works by far and away the best for the fibro pain)! The psychiatrist wasn't willing to in the past, but now is all for it.
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