my doctor has told me there is no magic pill but I know when I first started taking xanax I called it my happy pill but it doesn't seem to have the same effect anymore actually I am overly anxious when I don't have one to take... how do I make my doctor understand that I don't think the dosage is right for me anymore?
Hi mommyof2, You tell your doc just how anxious you are, ask, beg, plead for one more mg pill. But, my guess is that he/she will tell you no dice. Unfortunately, I think some docs think we just want to get high off them when, indeed, we do not, we just want to be able to function normally. When my daughter was a toddler my panic attacks started, and they were debilitating! I truly thought I'd go bonkers... if not for Xanax I might have wanted to jump off the barn roof, just kidding! Seriously, Xanax saved me from so much misery. Just ask that doc for one more pill, and perhaps take the extended release version. Best fishes I mean best wishes to you!!!
Just tell your doc he's wrong. There IS a magic pill, you're just not giving me enough of them! With the exception of methodone, most people build up tolerances to meds and need increases. It's a natural progression. Have a heart to heart with him (if he has one) and ask him if it's true or not that people build up tolerances to meds and need dose adjustments. Ask him to either lessen the time between doses, increase the mg's or meet me in the emergency room after I have a nervous breakdown. I'm not trying to make light of your situation. I know anxiety is very debilitating for many people. On the other hand, so many doctors are afraid of the DEA invading their records. But in your case, you have absolute legitimate reasons for being prescribed this medication. I hope you can get through to your doctor. You may want to remind him also of the Hippocratic Oath he took... First Do No Harm. Yet it's harm he is causing by denying you the medication you so desperately need.
I hope it works out for you. No one should have to live like that.
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