Confusion about weaning

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Laceymyaalayah
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   Posted 1/31/2014 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Friday everyone!(hopefully happy!)
 
Had my 3 month appointment with my PCP today, then seen my therapist for my weekly visit right after. Told my PCP I tried to "wean" myself off of the Xanax..he said there's no way Im going to be able to do that without going back on my anti depressant (remeron-mirtazapine). Ive been seeing him for years and years so he knows me and my anxiety and all of my problems very well,hes very good. But I told him when I tried to wean all the way off it was the hardest thing ever,and being that he knows me so well and everytime I go to see him Im a nervous,shakey, wreck, he knows weaning is not an option without another medication being involved to help or Im a total mess...I mean I am as it is anyway even on the Xanax once a day now,occasionally two times. He asked that I ask my therapist to communicate wit

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wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 1/31/2014 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
It's good for doctors to communicate.
Don't try to do this all on your own.
i wish you all the best!

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/31/2014 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Lacey,

Are you getting conflicting messages between your doctor and therapist?

That is bound to be confusing. I agree that these two need to talk, and get you out of the middle of things...since they seem not able to agree at this time.

Do you feel comfortable with letting them work it out through a conference call? If so, then I would give permission for this, so that they can come together for what is the best treatment plan for you.;)

Wishing you the best in this!

S.C.
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