Quick post guys before I go postal here:
I have a rx for xanax for situational anxiety and especially for flying. It is a chicken or the egg dilemna where either the crohns gets my anxiety going when I travel or my anxiety gets my crohns going when I travel. Either way, I take only .25 of xanax as needed. I moved and have a new doctor and we discussed this rx the one time I have seen her. She put the rx in my file and I decided I didn't need a refill at that time because I still had approx. 30 pills.
Six months later I have 8 pills left. I am leaving on a trip Friday so I asked on Tuesday for a refill. I used the patient online system. I get a message that it was forwarded to the doctor and to call my pharm before I pick it up. I did and it wasn't there. So I called the doctor's yesterday and she was working from home and I couldn't speak w/ her. It was forwarded to her for signature. So today I call back and they say she decided she has to see me before she can prescribe this. I leave tomorrow! While she is not the original prescribing physician she and I have discussed my script and I thought we were on the same page about it.
I told the person on the phone I could bring my bottle in to prove I had a rx from my doctor in the other state. I asked for the doctor to call me so I can figure out my options. I usually take one the night before a trip, two on the plane (b/c they are the smallest dose, I was told by my other dr. to do that) and if my flight is late in the day then I take one when I get up in the morning. That means I would be out of pills when I land and I like to have a couple extra with me just to be safe and in case I have anxiety at other points in my trip. I am so annoyed.
I will let you know how it turns out.
I guess my point is, if the last time I saw her I had 30 pills (of the LOWEST STRENGTH) and I have 8 pills left SIX MONTHS later, I am obviously not a drug abuser.
27 Year old married female lawyer. Diagnosed w/ CD 5 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For Crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access).