in2009 my baby brother commited sucide at age 36,just right across the road from where i live, they 27 wks later my mother passed in the same home as my brother.my mom was raising my brothers youngest son from the age of 9 months he was 9 yrs when she passed.my brothers twin sister took everything my mother owned eerything including the 9 yr old but 28 days later my sister pulled up to my door and say here he is if you want him you can have him refering to my nephew ,of course i'd take him he was my brothers son and family she dropped off 2 half bags of clothes thats it (i had only been newly married 3 yrs) so here i am griefing,having aniexty attacks,social phobia and pain in my feet from a car wreck in2006.i held recentment against my mom and sister for my brother's sucide he lived with mom at the time, and my sister was the last one to talk to him i have salt out treatment from my dr which has been hard cause i have no insurance of any kind,he has put me on xaxan0.5 mg 2 a day and celexa but wants to send me to a phyciatrist but i can barely afford him ,so i went to our nearest clinic they only has a nurse practioner see said she would not continue my xaxan or couldn't give my my blood pressure meds either.but could give me buspar and my celexa (oh and the next year i got my brothers older son they are bio brothers,so now they both live with us now 10,and 14 i am 40 my hubby is 54) so is it worth it to get off the xaxans and take the buspar and see both my family doc ?i have bi polar disorder,aniexty attacks,major depression,p.t.s.s.,and grief couseling .i am doing the very best i can but i have crying spells daily that i just can't help,i never cry around the boys. what can i do to cope?
First let me say you are not alone. This is a wonderful group of people which I hope will also respond to your question. The clinic is probably reluctant to prescribe the xanax because of the abuse and addiction potential. Buspar is very effective against anxiety, as well as the Celexa. Not so sure they are a good combo together though as the can interact and cause problems. As long as you stay at the lower end of the dosage ranges, you should be ok.
If at all possible I would try to find a county mental health type clinic where you can get psychiatric care by a doctor who specializes in these meds. You can't just stop the xanax cold turkey due to the risk of seizure. As far as your BP meds, not sure why the nurse practitioner won't prescribe that. Seems kinda strange. Did she give a reason?
I would discuss the nurse practitioners suggestions with the family doctor before making any decisions and if possible get him to write the scripts until you can find a county mental health clinic.
Hang in there hon, we care and will be praying for you,
Laurie gave you some good advice. Let me say I understand completely what it's like to lose someone. I've lost almost all of my immediate family. Everyone except a sister and brother. I haven't been through what you have though, but I understand allot. I feel your pain. Everyone has an opinion, and my opinion is you need a more understanding doctor. You have been through so very much, and have so much responsibility. And like Laurie said there are clinics out there. There are even free clinics you can go to. There are also programs on the internet that will help pay for your medicine. Patient assistent programs. Look them up. See what you can find. There are several of them. I even had to use one of them one year and they paid for my medications. Please know that you are not alone. There are allot of caring people here. Allot. I have made wonderful friends here that care. Really care and help me out. And they will you too. I hope that I have helped you out a little anyway. Please hang in there and keep your chin up sweetie. This too shall pass. Things will work out for you. Don't be afraid to ask for help. I've been in a situation before where I have had to ask for help from a women's shelter, local churches, ect.. and I don't know what I would have done without there help. I wasn't too proud to ask. I had kids and no husband at the time and needed the help. Sometimes we all need a little help in life to pull us through. Theres nothing wrong with that. I will keep you in my prayers and I hope things work out for you. Best wishes to you, and God Bless. Ruth
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