i switched dr reason being my old one retired. im on xanax i have one refill left i take a small amount 1 mg in the morning .5 at night. i have had panic attacks since i was little, cant breath, heart racing bla... bla... bla... woopty woo... i even ended up in the hospital a few time from it. anyways i go to my new dr and he tells me he will take up where my dr left off with my scripts... he gives me my suboxone been clean for 1 month today... but wont write me my xanax i told him all the above and he looked at me and said give me a tissue so sad very sarcastically i dont abuse my xanax or any thing i been on them for 3 yrs and have really bad effect when im off of it for long periods of time..then have said i need god in my life god fixes every thing and gave me 5 bible verses one saying look to god and he will give you strengths im like wtf a bible wont keep me out a hospital.any ways my scrips running low any one have any advice on what to tell him to get my meds or just look for a new dr. am i wrong and he is right i need to get off xanax with my problem or is he just crazy
Ask your subs dr for an rx for clonidine, and yes you may havr to get a new subs dr. Most subs drs do NOT like you to be on both suboxonr and xanax because both cause slowed breathing wnd the combo cwn even cause deqth. Clonidine is non addictive, it is a blood pressure med that treats anxiety off label. Not clonazepam aka klonopin, you want clonidine. The other reasons subs drs don't want you on a benzo while using subox therapy, you could get a second dependence to the benzo, and the less brqin chemical altering med you re on while being on subs, the faster the subs can help heal your brin. Get n addiction therapist, they can give you treatment to help you not need the benzo. Patti
I will throw this is do not get discouraged I think most people who have either been on Xanax or a similar Benzodiazepine have found doctors out there that just won't and don't prescribe Xanax, I am not trying to discourage you at all if you find that this doctor continues with this attitude of not prescribing this then he isn't likely to change his mind and if this works well for you then it may come down to the fact that you may need to make a change, I hope this is not the case I have found that Xanax is a medication when prescribed and used correctly it can help and does help lots of folks. Be strong and I wish you the best Caringsonbj (Billy)
dude i would find a new sub doc,i have one who knows i am on xanax,and fiorcet which is a barbiturate.he does not hassle me at all,i have bad anxiety,which turned into seizures also.so there are some out there that understand,also if you have been on them a while and dont abuse you are safe,so hang in there and get the meds you need.good luck.oh by the way im on 3 mg of xanax a day and 16 of suboxone,also celexa,and keppra for seizures fiorcet for migraines.all cause drowsiness and slow your breathing.so if i can take all that and be ok,you would be fine on your low dose
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