I identify completely. My Pdoc prescribed my Xanax years ago, but my local doc has a real problem with it and hates prescribing it because its soo addictive. I also understand from the other point: i have so many physical health probs and have had multiple surgeries, procedures etc that have dominated my life for so long- i understand my body, but ER docs always look at my history and as soon as they see im on AD and Xanax, they suddenly become hesitant in prescribing narcotics, which sometimes, unfortunately, i NEED. because if you are on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds, then you must be looking to score. i hate that attitude, i really do. i do think it depends on the luck of the draw- which doctor you get. some are very sympathetic and recognise real pain, whilst others have been burned by drug-seekers and are overly cautious. it would be tough being ER staff, as so many people do go there and use and abuse the system for a quick fix- it wrecks it for those of us who are medically responsible.
I hope things improve- hang in there. dont give in and dont give up.
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOD, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS, Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.