I've been taking Xanax for 20 years because of rape and mental abuse. My doctor suddenly retired and left my file with a young doctor that has been practicing only four years. First time I saw him he gave me Xanax for a month and said he wouldn't give me anymore. I never called them in before time and no abuse ever. Because of his belief he is taking me off. I'm 67 now with a real good mind because of my anxiety free life. What's the reason for him doing that? At my age I need a quality of life, not waking up to relive my old life. Can this new doctor do this?
Yes, he can refuse to prescribe your xanax. The new docs and some of the others are no longer prescribing benzos. You had the right to ask him why he would not prescribe it. To not have a taper plan for your long term use of benzos is borderline malpractice. Best to find a new doctor or psychiatrist that will be able to prescribe you xanax or at least a taper program. It is a shame that those that do not abuse it get taken off of it. At 67 you should be able to have a good quality of life.
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