I had an amazing psychiatrist, but she left the clinic back in July because the "powers-that-be" didn't want anyone that actually took time with the patients. She and I hit it off on so many levels! But anyway, I was assigned to a lady nurse practitioner who comes in on saturdays to take up some slack. She's nice enough I suppose, but when she first saw me, she let me know right away that the clinic no longer will prescribe xanax to anyone, that if I should need an anti-anxiety medication, it would be klonipin. Well, I rarely ever take any of my xanax and have several bottles of it from a couple of years ago! HA! So I'm not exaggerating when I say I rarely take it!
Anyhow, now that I am having some relapse with the anxiety, I think she will likely recommend klonipin if I should go back to her about this. Of course, I'm trying to deal with it myself. The taurine does help me. but still, IF I have to go that route, I'm not too sure that Klonipin is for me. I was put on it several years ago and it didn't do anything for me much. Is this common? I never abused xanax and never built up a tolerance for it in all the years i took it, but since it seems to be a non-choice now, what else is good? Any suggestions?
Like I said, I hope to not even need a pill, but do want some options if it comes to that!