how do you even get a dr to keep prescribing you xanax for that long (10 years) i cant even get a doc to give it to me temporarly, i have SAD, and i was given only 5 - 5mg valium from my obgyn , and it worked great but i took 10mg because 5mg did almost nothing to me. And then i went to a phsychiatrist and she didnt want to do it instead she gave me celexa with inderal which made me feel horrible, like a zombie, it was very scary so i stopped next day, theen she prescribed me buspar, i will be picking it up tomorrow from pharamacy, so idk how it works yet. only 5mg a day she prescribed.it sucks i probably so go see another doc. , she treated me as if i have been using benzos for a long time and am addicted to them, and thats not the case, i just tryed then a month ago and i was satified with the effect. just want to live a normal life, im not lookinf for a high whatsoever i have two kids to take care of, and i need a relief from this..
It was actually his suggestion. It was my idea to keep taking it for 10 yrs, but he couldn't argue with me. He's a family dr, and has no interest in the therapy aspect of getting better. I think part of it is that he's afraid of being sued. No, really.
My SA used to be easy to hide, but has quickly gotten worse over the years. It's very apparent when I see him at his office that I'm a nervous wreck. It's no act...I can't stand being outside my own house anymore. Doctors scare the hell out of me.
I also had a panic attack at work about a year ago and was taken to the ER by ambulance. I couldn't breathe and my BP and heart rate were through the roof. I went unconscious for a short time.
I think he prescribes it because he doesn't know what else to do for me, but that trainwreck of a person that comes to his office every now and then must need something.
i really wouldn't wish taking something so addictive on anyone though. I can't stop taking it now. Like I said, I have to binge on it now to have the same effect.