Post Edited (bluerosesix) : 12/26/2008 2:29:36 AM (GMT-7)
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.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (stkitt) : 12/26/2008 4:44:29 PM (GMT-7)
I got to say stock piling pills does not feel good to me. I do not know how many anyone is taking or what dose which all factors into the decision your physician is making. Also you histories are unknown to me.
Therapy is the best way to deal with your anxiety and all of the other info that has been posted in this forum over and over.
I am not judging here, just my opinion.