My GP upped my clonazepam to 2 mg 2x's a day, plus my psychiatrist who is the worst that I have ever came across gave me .5 mg of xanax one time a day. Is it too much to ask to get more xanax for my severe anxiety and still take the clonazepam... The .5 mg of xanax will not even stop a sever panic attack, although the clonazepam has seemed to help me not have as many attacks, I see my gp tomorrow and need to ask her for more xanax, what should I say. I switched psychiatrists but will not see my new one till January 30th, I was going to ask my doctor for enough xanax (1 mg 2's a day)for a month till I see my new psych doctor... does that sound okay?
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31 Dec 2012
Pardon me if I make typos, I've got something going on with my eyes and I can't focus real well.
If the xanax works better than the clon's, then ask her to up the xanax and don't use clonazepam. I think your gp sounds like she understands, while your psychiatrist is CYA. He's got to cover himself, because of the addiction factor. I guess that would be CHA wouldn't it?
Tell her you've a new appointment, BUT you may want to have her handle your meds, once you find the right ones... I'll catch heck for that answer, yet tis just my opinion.
Therapy is a great tool to learn how to cope with these life-crushing panic attacks. I'm not dissing your psych docs, they are usually ok. Yet, in my experience, my GP has prescribed the right meds, always. But, that's just me, others adore their psych docs.
My GP has handled my anxiety medication for about ten years. He is a great doctor and it sounds like your GP is also great!
I truly wish hope and pray that you are prescribed enough to make life a little easier. Anxiety that is out of control and not / under treated is disasterous.
It most certainly can turn an outgoing soul into a shell of the person she/he was before the panic attacks hit. It distorts ordinary situations and can turn one into a hermit, making even the smallest of errands a nightmare for the patient. It WILL get better!! Don't lose hope.
Best wishes to you, Brendaboo,
31 Dec 2012
One .5 of Xanax a day? That is nothing. I think your plan sounds good. If the clomazepam is working as more preventive, then just ask for the 1 mg for an acute panic attack, at least 60 a month. Tell her that's all that works but .5 isn't enough. How long have you been in Xanax again?
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