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But I took 2mg of Ativan this morning (9.30am) just to sleep so I could wake up in the afternoon (2.30pm) for work.

But during a short period of me serving the customers (should be around 6.30pm), I actually became a bit stiff and could feel a tad bit anxious and I kept looking left and right like an idiot. So I quickly took another 1mg to calm down.

I was wondering if the ativan is not working that well? Or should I switch to Xanax with a higher dose or Klonopin with a longer half life?

Besides these, I am still taking my Luvox (50mg) for like 2 plus months and decided that two days before I could pop in 100mg. Big mistake. My head immediately ran wild with suicidal thoughts and it was so unbearable that I drank alchohol and played with knives to disassociate myself with the feeling. But 50mg Luvox also gave me suicidal thoughts..though not as worse as 100mg but mind you, I have taking for like 8 weeks + and it depress me even further.

How should I tell my doctors about these? Some of the doctors here doesn't seem like they are dedicated to their profession. One even laugh at my face for talking incoherently so I was wondering how do I convince them to change my medication?
 

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Try to find a good doc. Someone at an academic center, who specializes in anxiety disorders would be the best.
Also, try to learn as much as you can about the medication you think will help you and let the docs know that you have done your research. Use words like benzodiazepines , seriously this makes a difference. By doing this and being cooperative, I was able to get my conservative doc., an addiction specialist no less, to prescribe me benzos.
 

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Actually my first visit to the doc, they already prescribed me benzos and SSRIs. But I had to answer their questions faithfully and everything just poured out. But because maybe it was the emergency section so they took good care of digging deeper.

But right now, I am visiting a clinic which is cheaper so the specialist might not be as dedicated as the one in the emergency section as they only see minor cases. So anyone could walk in and claim that they are this and that, perhaps one of them though that I was such a case as I didn't shake or shiver or breakdown right in front of their presence, and thought I might be just a drug abuser.

I was wondering what is the best way to convince them of a change of medication, because I think I seem too normal for them to think that I actually have a problem.
 
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