I have severe panic, social stress/ anxiety and a highly stressed life. I am always in a state of worry, stress and dread. I had to switch drs. due to new insurance. I was prescribed klonopin and busporine and taken off the alprozolam completely it is not helping me at all. All my symptoms have come back which is causing me to live a very nonfunctional life. I just need to know how to at least convince my new dr. that I have tried this new treatment for 2 months and it has gotten me back to where I was before I started my alprazolam treatment. What can I do, to fix and remedy this situation.
Man can I ever relate to your situation, I hate changing doctors and insurance.
To get to the problem at hand: I don't think Buspirone is a good med for you, why do docs think it will work for peeps like us? Beyond me... alprazolam or Xanax doesn't work for me... I don't get the almost immediate calming effect from it, just the opposite... gets me real manic. On the other hand, I have been on Klonopin for 20 years for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks, I love it. I actually take 2 mg twice a day and stay calm as a cucumber under almost all situations.
Maybe you aren't on enough to control uncomfortable symptoms. Please talk to your doc. The dam insurance companies aren't your health care providers ... sheesh.
If you need Xanax, which can be very addicting and require withdrawal, for goodness sake, tell the doc. Generic Xanax is cheap, last time bought it was bout $13.
Good luck ccschn... let me know how u r doing and if I helped any ... a smidgen ... a tiny bit ...
PS truth is always your best policy and easy to remember ...
I totally agree with Laura on this question you have posed. Infact say the exact same thing to your doctor! Just what you have written here. I was having the same problem with Lyrica. I changed pain docs & so did my insurance who had been paying for Lyrica for 2 years, because I got a new script from a new doctor they thought I should have to try other alternatives because of the cost of Lyrica. Well, Dang, they had been paying for it for 2 years! Had to send an appeal letter, & it got approved. I hate HMO's but are now part of daily life I guess! Good luck, & like I said, tell the doctor what has worked the best for you. They don't know everything, & tell them you have tried these meds before they they don't work for you, but xanax does. Good luck & let us know how you come out...
Do u have to go to the military docs? Active duty or visiting OP VA? Sheesh ... Double Sheesh! While on graduate school for my Master's in Nursing ... I did have several rotations through the VA hospital and clinics in Gainesville, FL @ UF. I guess u didn't think that pertinent, but I certainly might have given u a gentler way of talking to idiots. Seems to me that docs on staff there did not make A's, B's or C's ...
BRB ... hold on sweetie ... I'll be back
I know this is 8 days old, but I had this same problem recently. I was prescribed klonopin that worked for me by my doctor, then I moved out of state and had to see a new doc and was prescribed xanax and it caused more problems than it helped. I stressed about this for weeks and finally I switched from seeing that PA to a new family doctor, brought old rx records showing I had been on it, and emphasized that IT's WHAT WORKS!
Hopefully they'll understand this and work with you. I was so afraid I wasn't going to get back on my right meds, and after a good visit with my new doctor, he was more than helpful. Good luck!
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