i have just moved recently to a new state, and can not find a doctor who prescribes either one. i made my last refill last for 2 1-2 months, but am now starting my withdrawls, and i am very scared. the xanax are for anxiety/ptsd/panick, and the hydro's are for chronic migraine, and back pain. i have been on the hydro's for 20 years and on the xanax for 18 years, only one other time have i experienced withdrawls, when my purse was stolen and my meds were in the purse. i am wondering if anyone has any ideas for help thru this very scary withdrawl, knowing that i still do not have a doctor. (my understanding is that the dr's in this tri state area do not prescribe either of these meds because of the drug abuse in this area). any suggestions, i am very panicky and scared right now, this is going to be a rough one. thanking you in advance!! :)
5 Oct 2011
The hydro withdrawal will not kill you, yet you may feel as though it will.
The Xanax on the other hand is NOT a medication you can stop cold turkey, as seizures are a possibility.
Please go to your nearest ER and explain your situation, perhaps they can prescript both meds until you can find a doc that can prescribe your meds for you.
How much Xanax were you taking, how often and how many mgs?
Please get back to us, as this is important!!
Best wishes bells62,
5 Oct 2011
Von has a good point. Do you have your records form your previous Drs? No Dr will just prescribe these meds without some kind of previous records that you were getting them. If you have your records showing that you have had documented reasons to be on them and that you have a good track record of taking them for all these years with no problems then you really shouldnt have trouble finding a Dr to take over your care. You might try contacting your previous Dr and let him know that you are having so much trouble. He might be able to write one or two more Rxs and he might be able to help you find someone in your new area. If he is willing and you had good rapport with him, he might even be able to call a Dr in your state and ask them to take over your care. I doubt you will get much help from the ER-most wont give anything beyond a day or two supply of meds to get you by until you can see a regular Dr and going to the ER is expensive.
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