Sam could you be stressing out and having some anxiety over the lower dose of meds??? I use xanax to sleep and for anxiety, if I did not have it my quality of life would not be the same. I have not raised the dose in 10 yrs so I do not abuse it but if I had to go to a new doc and they said I didn't need it or could get by with less it would cause stress for me cause I do know how much I need which is less than is rxd for me but I am not going to tell the doc that cause I like having extra in case there is a time when I can't get to the drug store or we are going on vacation and it's not quite time for a refill. I'm sure there are many on here that keep a few extra pain pills for that reason.
It is sad when we know what we need and the doctors think differently. Did you up the dose back up to 2 or did the doc???
It does sometimes take some time to get over the flare so hang in there and use moist heat.
luv and hugs
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