I have tried to speak to medical professional in this new city I am on about my anxiety to no avail... started self medicating by abusing alcohol to relieve my axiety ( stupid, I know) and now cant stop with alcohol w/o feeling withdrawal symptoms. How can I best discuss this with a physician in order for them to take me seriously, help me!, and not write me off as a drug seeker. I DONT WANT ALCOHOL OR ANXIETY RULING MY LIFE... too much is at stake. Please, open to any suggestions
How to discuss w. a doctor needing this med to help with alcohol detox..they think its drug seeking?
- 28 Nov 2011 by Wesley1
- librium, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol, detox, doctor, medical
Added 1 Dec 2011:
so yesterday my md prescribed me tranxene fro alcohol withdrawal and anxiety... 3.7 mg 3 x a day for 10 days... in researching the med I saw that the dose is wayyyy below average prescribed to help with this situation by an exponential amount... has anyone had success at this dosage level? I wonder if I should continue to try to taper off alcohol with this low dose as well? I am able to pick it up tonight as the pharmacy was out of it yesterday.
Any advice or shared experience is greatly appreciated. I feel anxious just thinking about it not helping...
28 Nov 2011
Welcome to the site. Many coming off alcohol do need not only a benzo to stop seizures, but also campral for craving, try asking for that too. It will make you look legit. A psychiatrist would be able to help you, as they deal with addictions. Try hitting a few AA meetings and asking a out drs there, they might be able to guide you to one who will help and knows what to do. Adding you to my prayers. Patti
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