my rheumatologist and my pain doctor said that since it is the type of medicine like anti depressants you have to be monitored by a psychiatrist. I guess maybe it's because they know what to look for, since they prescribe a lot of anti-depressant meds and i think it causes the same side effects of anti-depressants like suicide and depression. I think, since I am younger (19), I have a higher chance of getting these side effects, so they want me to be watched.
Also, my pain dr., just moved to seattle to be the head of the pain center at some big children's hospital, so I can't really see him anymore, since I'm on the otehr side of the country, but he said that he would write the prescription for whatever i wanted (not sure if he still will, since he's not here anymore), but i had to see someone else to be monitored.
"never regret something that made you smile"