I have been taking Xanax for 20 years. Increased over time up to 4 mg.a day. My Dr. Retired, sent me to a different Dr. Which continued my meds, then she changed practices and will not write this med anymore.( i also take Lortab for miagraine) I have been strung along by pain management clinic, Dr's that take me as a patient then leave. Right now I have 3days of medicine left and no Dr. That will see me for this type of medicine. I'm frustrated and fear withdrawals. Would someone help me.
I would ask my retired Dr. to recommend another Dr. and explain the situation to him/her. You are not a pin pong ball (sorry if I am blunt, but I am bipolar and have seen so many docs who think of them as Gods, and that really annoys me), do not take it, you must be strong, and fight for what is right, otherwise you will face withdrawals, I have from sttoping benzos abruptly, and I do not recommend it at all, no cold turkey.
See a psychiatrist for the anxiety and the xanax. That isn't going to help the immediate problem tho. Pain management drs are petrified of the government, because they are being arrested as drug pushers. Some are going to jail and losing all their assets and their licenses. Many are leaving the practice of pain management. You can understand their fear but I find that the government is forcing them to be unethical and leaving patients to suffer withdrawal. Virginia led the pack on that so I've been dealing with it for some time. I would say for you, if you have any withdrawal, go to the er and tell them what happened. Your first dr should not have left you on it all those years without trying a med that doesn't
Cause dependence. Now you will be the one to suffer. There is a med called buspar that is to prevent anxiety, that you take every day and it doesn't cause dependence. Many anti depressants are also used for anxiety.
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