I know that, for some reason, it takes a very long time for anyone to respond to any questions on these forums, so hopefully responds before I go to sleep tonight and possibly die!
I have been taking 1mg Klonopin for a year now. Before that, I was taking 1mg of Xanax 5x's a day, and my doctor said that is too much and put me on the Klonopin.
Now, take that into account while reading my posts. I obviously have high anxiety, and right now I am coming down off of having a major panic attack after what my wife told me! I mean, this one was bad! And what makes it worse is that I am in work.
Anyway, if you did not read my intial post about my pain, then you probably won't understand this.
My doctor changed my Percocet strength from 5/325 to 10/325 two days ago.
On top of the Percocet and Klonopin, I am also on 100mg of Trazadone. I have issues sleeping.
So the first night (Tuesday night) I took the new dose of Percocet (at 9pm) and my Klonopin and Trazadone (at 10pm) and went to sleep. Nothing strange occured or was reported.
Last night, I took the new disage of Percocet all day (as prescribed). I took my last dosage at 8:45pm and then took my Klonopin at 10pm. I did not take my Trazadone because I was really, really tired already. And I am never tired!
Anyway, I did feel a little shortness of breath before I fell asleep. My wife stated this morning that she was woken up in the middle of the night becuase I was snoring. Then she said, "you have trouble breathing when you are sleeping."
My wife is no help when I asked for details, so I do not have any. I am not sure if this caused by the new dosage of Percocet, or if it has to do with the weight I have gained due to my injury perhaps....
But I started doing some research and read everywhere that Klonopin and Percocet are a dangerous mix.
I have never experienced any issues before (but I do not watch myself sleep), and I did not experience any issues on Tuesday night......only last night.
Now, here are the three different factors from Tuesday night and last night:
On Tuesday night, after I took the Percocet, I ate a couple of donuts. Last night, I did not eat anything.
I did not take the Trazadone last night, I did on Tuesday night. (doubt that means anything)
I took 10/325 Percocet 3x's on Wednesday, as compared to only once on Tuesday, as it was only prescribed to me on Tuesday night.
I doubt any of those have any bearing on what happened last night, but I figured I would give the whole story.
Anyway, my pain is DEINFTELY more under control with this increase of dosage of Percocet! I would hate to go into the doctor's office today and ask for them to reduce it back to 5/325 becuase my anxiety got the better of me.
But obviously, dealing with the pain is a better choice over dying due to CNS depression in your sleep.
Like I stated though, I have no information as to whether or not I have this "difficulty" breathing while I sleep, as my wife put it, in the past.
So there are two facts here:
I did feel a little short of breath last night as I laid down to go to sleep
I was tired and able to sleep last night without taking the trazadone. Something I have been unable to do for a long, long time!
My wife stated that "have difficulty breathing" while I sleep.
So what do you all think? I know you are not doctors, but from your experience?
Should I ask for a reduction in the pain medication back to 5/325? This will increase my pain obviously.
Should I take the Klonopin and Percocet at totally different times than I am currently taking them now?
(currently I take the Percocet around 9pm and the Klonopin at 10pm and then go to sleep)
Does eating after taking the Percocet make a difference?
I have no one to help me to get more information.
As I stated, my wife is not helpful, she just stated that I looking like I was having issues breathing, but when I asked her for more information, like if the breathing was eradic, or did it stop completely or was it rhasopody, what position was I in, did it stop when I was in a certain position or did it increase when I was in a certain position?
She just called me a spaz and told me that I have issues.
Any help would be appreciated.