My doctor said he could lose his license if he prescribed diazepam to me because of BEER'S LAW. I had been on diazepam for approximately 40 years for restless leg syndrome. Only 1 time in 40 years had the medication been increased from one 5mg once a night to one or two 5 mgs once a night. He abruptly changed me to clonazepam and I cannot sleep because of restless leg syndrome. How can get him to put me back on diazepam/ IT WORKS FOR ME and clonazepam DOES NOT!
The question caught my eye because, not many people beer lambert law. The medical field does take into account weight, build, age, etc. usually, it’s recommended to give lower doses just by age. As, many doctors I know who are solo practitioners don’t have to follow guidelines as much someone part a corporate office would find it more difficult not to.
It’s about tolerance and how a person reacts to any medication. a person may have a lower tolerance as they become older if, they are not up and moving as much with a poor diet as this is taken into account as well.
Good doctors see the whole person and how they are affected. It should not ever be one size fits all. I would tell your doctor what has and hasn’t been helpful hopefully he or she is willing to work with you more.
I know many doctors have pride issues as I still bring in research from my own life in my medical records of what helped me best and also, back up from clinical medical research just in case I’m dismissed trying to be heard...
I hope that you find your answers and get what you need in order to best help your situation.
Be well- take care!
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