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Old 04-27-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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Tyelnol Pm addiction

I know that im addicted to tylenol pm. I take 3 around 12:30 pm and then 3 more around 9pm. Im concerned about overdosing and other problems associated with this.

I have been addicted to Ultrams before and realized that I had a problem with them, and flushed the remainder of them in the toilet and threw away the pill bottle after I pealed off the lable making sure I could not get a refill.

the odd thing is that, Ive been on other pain medications ( ie, vicoden, percocet, davocet, tylenol3 and so on) and never got addicted to any of those. It would be easy to get addicted to them because my doc. would readily give me a prescription for them, because I do have a legitamate need for them.

Any advice on how to stop this cycle, Im not sure why im doing this. All they do is make me groggy.


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Old 04-27-2004, 02:28 PM   #2
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Re: Tyelnol Pm addiction

i just read some posts on other addiction boards that it is possible to be addicted to tylenol pm what do you take them for sleep if so one dr suggested a slow taper and a non addictive sleepaid like remeron or trazadone sorry i cant help you more but this can definitly cause liver damage in the long run call your doc and see what they say hope this helps kelleigh

Old 05-02-2004, 07:42 AM   #3
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teresa just wondering if you found out any new info havent seen you on the boards since you first posted let me know how your doing with this kelleigh

Old 05-02-2004, 05:28 PM   #4
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Re: Tyelnol Pm addiction

Here is what Dr. Dean Edell says

"Tylenol itself is not addicting. The drugs that make up the P.M. part of it are mild antihistamines that are unlikely to cause physical addiction, but you can start to believe that you can't sleep without them."

I have been taking antihistamines for most of my life, allergies. I also have used them before bed for sleep, never a need to increase doses. You may consider a straight antihistamine like Benadryl, no need for the Tylenol part unless you are in pain. Feeling groggy? Thats part of it, beats no sleep.

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