I am on 1 benzo as needed along with a sleep aide and zoloft. The GP i went to will not refill my ativan and i use it 3x a week max. But it really helps in combination w/my other non nsrcotic rx"s. I have been referred to a psych but im terrified hes going to change it. I have so much medical documents to prove and a recommended letter from my old psych to keep me on my meds. Will they change it anyway?
I would say very doubtful. They may drug test you to make sure you are taking it and not selling it, so I would have it in your system if you still have some left over from an old script, but seriously if you had an old Psychiatrist that wrote a letter that you need to maintain these medications then why in the world wouldn"t your PCP prescribe them for the short period of time it is going to take you to find and get into see a new Psychiatrist? Maybe you need to see a more compassionate and responsible PCP. Also, on the internet I have been able to find ratings of particular physicians so I would check out their ratings by googling them or looking them up on maybe several different web browsers.
No you are all set. Your actually better off because psychiatrists specialize in treating mood disorders so you might even get a higher dose! Just bring your med list and be honest with him/her about why your on them to begin with. You never know, you might even be on the wrong meds or doses. You will be much better off in my experience thats always been the case.
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