Mar 19, 2011
Well it's been around 5 days or so since my last dose. I have concluded that barbiturates cause or aggrevate heart palpitations and pounding. As my blood levels of butalbital build up, so too do my problems with palps, pounding, and abnormal beats. When the med is discontinued, the condition slowly decreases until finally i have no problems at all...and it seems to decrease at the rate at which the butalbital is being eliminated from my system.
This is an interesting observation. I take propranolol LA and barbiturates do speed up the metabolism of beta-blockers which in turn can cause the withdrawal effects from the dose of propranolol not lasting long enough....however i wonder if my problem is deeper than that. i wonder if perhaps barbiturates themselves can cause this problem without the adverse interaction with beta-blockers. i tried to search online for any info on this and haven't found much of anything. all i know is that as butalbital builds up in my system, the problems go right along with it. when it starts to leave my system, so too do the problems.
so, i'm 5 days clean of butalbital and having no problems with weird heart beats for the past couple days. i am having HUGE cravings right now for them......but i won't do it. the physical side effects i think have finally caught up with me.
when i'm on them:
forgetting what i'm doing and why
waking up and not knowing what YEAR it is, or sometimes DECADE
irregular heart beat
not feeling emotion
constantly wanting to get higher
i'm ALWAYS in constant head pain as it builds up in my system.
too many more to add right now....
when i'm off them:
my mind feels clear (except for the horrible urges)
i begin to feel real emotions (although sometimes i go kinda manic or crash into depression)
i'm not dizzy
no heart palps
i have one constant chronic urge as opposed to acute, severe urges through out the day for my next dose - this seems to be easier to deal with
i can sleep sometimes!
so here's to hoping i can keep this going.