This condition is further complicated by using many sleeping pills at night. Many of the medications used in chronic pain have a central nervous system suppressing effect. It
means they can slow down activities of brain and brain stem
(where breathing center is).
The synergistic side effects of high doses pain medications and multiple sleeping pills can be a killer.
- The most important thing is to make sure that all your doctors are up to date about your current list of medications that you are using now. Each doctor may prescribe one or more medications and be unaware of what others are prescribing.
- Make sure you carry an updated list or get a pharmacy print out to your doctors at your different appointments.