Help! Boyfriend hallucinating on lortab
My boyfriend had a tonsillectomy and 3 other procedures done for sleep apnea on March 12. His doctor gave him lortab with tylenol. I have been giving him the maximum dose because the pain was so bad- 4 tsp every 4 hours. But the pain was just getting worse- the medicine wore off by the first hour.
So yesterday night I called his doctor as I found my poor boyfriend sitting in a dark room on the floor wrapped in a blanket rocking back and forth crying in the dark. The doctor said I could give him 600 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours in addition to the lortab.
FINALLY he slept. And when he woke up around 2 this morning he wasn't in pain. But when I woke up at 9 this morning I found him sitting on the couch freaking out because of hallucinations and because had had weird dreams in which he couldn't breathe and then he woke up and he still couldn't breathe. (I think it's high anxiety).
So I called walgreens and they said it's most likely the lortab causing the hallucinations and anxiety. He hasn't taken any since (his last dose was supposed to be at 9 this morning) and he says the pain is coming back. Plus he's just totally freaking me out the way he looks right now... he says he feels part dead, part alive.
I don't know what I'm looking for here- help! Experiences! Stop the ibuprofen? Stop the lortab? Then he's going to be in severe pain again! I know many of you out there have experiences with this. I just hate seeing him like this and I don't know what to do.
I read that it takes 3-5 days for lortab to get out of your system so if it is the lortab, he'll be dealing with this for a couple days, right?