Posted 1/2/2019 6:30 PM (GMT -7)
My general practice doctor quit about 3 months ago. They gave me a new one at the same central office.
The new one was about an hour out of med school, I think. On my first visit to her, she told me to quit taking my blood pressure pills. I know, I should have realized, this woman's a quack. She was about 28 years old.
I told my helper what the new doctor had said, to quit taking my b/p pills. My helper didn't help. She didn't say anything. So the matter just kinda dropped.
I'm cutting back on my b/p pills. Then the new doctor wants me to take a heart stress test, which calls for no b/p pills for 48 hours prior to the test. I come home that night from the test and am watching TV and I have the sharpest chest pain I have ever had.
It is so sharp, I can't move the 2 feet distance to my tranquilizer pills which stop my chest pain. I can barely reach my plugged in heating pad, which I hope will help my severe chest pain. It's 9 on a scale of 10, with one more step up and I pass out from pain.
With the help of the heating pad for 30 minutes or so, I inch my chair to the pills, take one, 30 minutes later, it hasn't helped. Take a 2nd one, and 30 minutes later, it stops the pain and I can move.
If I had been anywhere else in the house, I would have blacked out and fallen on the floor from pain, and died right there.
So, new doctors replacing a good one. Yeah, I know something about that also.
They can kill you, especially if you're stupid like I am and do what they say, or, in case they're right, you don't do what they say.
But new doctors replacing a good one can be hazardous to your health.
So, you don't have to spell it out to me.
You said, "I've had panic attacks following PPD for 11 years & was taking a benzo Klonopin 3x a day. It helped me SO MUCH & I was able to live a normal life My panic attacks were few & FAR between. 9 months ago my doc quit her practice &I've bounced around to 3 different docs since. The manufacturer of my benzo discontinued it & I've tried 3 other generics. The 1st 2 simply didn't help, but the 1 I'm on now seems to GIVE me panic attacks!"
Oh, my question was going to be, new doctor, but can you stay on the medicine that was helping you when you had the first doctor? But I see where you said the manufacturer quit making it. Oh, my.
Can you go to the net and see what is recommended for panic attacks? Can you ask around and see who might be a good psychiatrist?
Can you call a women's health center, a mental health center, and ask who they would recommend? I've done it before and gotten some good answers.
Try to stay positive that you can get through this. Can anything calm you down in the meantime?