http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/ye ... anna1.html
Perper noted that the level of chloral hydrate--which is often used to combat insomnia and slows respiration--found in Smith's system was not, in itself, lethal. But combined with the other drugs, which were found at "therapeutic levels," the chloral hydrate proved lethal.
Too many patients in Lymeland and elsewhere are being overmedicated. Many people are on multiple drug combinations of various benzodiazepines, antibiotics, pain medicines, etc. No one, ususally, intends to fall into an ever increasing medication regimen, but it happens every day.http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interacti ... report.pdf
I. ACUTE COMBINED DRUG INTOXICATION
A. Toxic/lethal drug:
Chloral Hydrate (Noctec)
1.Trichloroethanol (TCE) 75ug/mL (active metabolite)
2.Trichloroacetic acid ( TCA) 85ug/mL (inactive metabolite)
B. Therapeutic drugs :
1. Diphenhydramine (Bendaryl) 0.11 mg/L
2. Clonazepam (Klonopin) 0.04 mg/L
3. Diazepam (Valium) 0.21 mg/L
4. Nordiazepam (metabolite) 0.38 mg/L
5 Temazepam (metabolite) 0.09 mg/L
6. Oxazepam 0.09 mg/L
7. Lorazepam 22.0 ng/mL
C. Other non-contributory drugs present (atropine, topiramate, ciprofloxacin, acetaminophen)
It is slow, seductive and insidious. More symptoms, more pain, more medications, more desperation and desire to follow anyone with 'all the answers' to your ills.
You have some anxiety? Take a Valium.
Having trouble sleeping now? Take a Temazepam
Getting muscle cramps and more pain? Take opiates or barbituates
What! You have an infection? Blend in some antibiotics
Allergies? Toss in some Benedryl
A headache - PLEASE! Such a complainer - always bitching about something. Just take a Tylenol and get out of my office! AND DON"T COME BACK <<<<EVER>>>> BOOM - You have just overdosed, as prescribed by your friendly doctor who is only trying to help you.
And remember, it is the Lyme disease ( insert your disease of choice) that causes the cognitive problems, not the medications. (This is scarcasm)
Everyone wants to fit in somewhere. Everyone wants to belong. People need to be careful who they choose to follow. Individuals need to lead themself first - trust in yourself.
Just because you don't have the answers, does not mean that someone else does (plagerized from someone).
How many medications and supplements are you on? (Rhetorical)