Hello to everyone at Healingwell! I found your forum on the internet when I was looking for an anxiety support group. I'm glad that I discovered your site, and I look forward to getting and receiving advice in the future.
For now though, I want to ask for some feedback on a problem I'm having with my doctor and my Valium prescription. He doesn't like to prescribe benzos, but he gave me a script last time because my previous doctor of 12 years had maintainted me on it at night. (I have severe PTSD, and when I sleep, I have horrible flashbacks if I don't take the Valium. As long as the Valium in on board, the flashbacks stay away, and I don't enp up in a panic attack.)
The last time he wrote the script, my doctor repeated over and over that he doesn't like to write benzo scripts. That was one of the most stressful doctor visits I have ever been to.
Now I am out of Valium, and the refills have been used up. I got the drugstroe to fax a refill request, but the doctor hasn't replied back. I have a feeling that he is going to say that he no longer writes scripts for benzos. If that happens, what should I do?
I thought about going to a psychiatrist and asking him to prescribe the medicine, but I don't have health insurance and can't pay $500 in cash to see him. It's frustrating.
I'm scared to completely stop Valium. I've been taking about 20 mg at night for approximately 6 years. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate them!!
Take care, and be well.