I thought I was going to have to curse out my Dr today

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   Posted 10/12/2006 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been calling for 2 days for my refill of ativan. I called the pharmacy about 5 times. No refill. FINALLY I call back to my dr and he tells me that he isnt sure he should refill because its a highly addictive drug. WTH!! I had to grit my teeth and speak as calm and sweetly as possible, because I knew if I told him how I really feel he would hang up the phone and I would have my record stamped with ADDICT and it would follow me for the rest of my life to every dr I see. I explained that  having the ativan helps me leave my house and function like a normal ( whatever that means) human being. That I can NOT stop taking them right now, my wedding is in one month and there was just no way. Then tears started pouring out  and he must have felt really bad because he called in the script and said from now on just to call the pharamacy when I need more and they'll fax the refill to him. Is it bad that I need these pills?  I just really hate having panic and having to worry about having panic especially right now. All I could picture is standing at the alter freaking out, passing out, and dying right there before the "I Dos" Oh well Least he understood. Hope everyone is having a good day!

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   Posted 10/12/2006 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
*big hugs*

I am sorry your doc was being a doody head. They dont seem to understand we are not puppets. They need to talk to us about OPTIONS rather than being all dictator and telling you they aint gonna do it cause they dont think they should.

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   Posted 10/12/2006 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hunniebee, I'm sorry that you are having a hard time with your doc and prescription. It is hard enough having this disorder without having to deal with that trouble! Preparing for a wedding (congtratulations!) is soooooooooo stressfull, but it will all be so worth it when you are up there taking your vows! I hope that you have a great time with the rest of your plans, and let us know how everything is going soon!

Take Care,
Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/12/2006 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you went thru this
'They just do not get it
'Frustrates me to no end how they think they can just "stop' you on any of these meds
they dont have it they have no idea most of what we live everyday in our lives
I am so glad you got the RX and congrats on your marriage
Take care No it is not sonething to be ashamed about either if you needed insulin it would be the same in a way IMO
thats my way of thinking anyways
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   Posted 10/12/2006 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   

weddings and preparation for them are always very stressful for anxiety sufferers and an extra dose may be needed for the wedding, it helps to not drink alcahol or drive on the day

just raise the drink to the lips when drinking toasts

it helps to build up a reserve supply of benzos just in case

sadly more and more docs are becoming benzo phobic, I wonder if he is a benzo addict himself, many docs and nurses are, due to unlimited supplies via sample and starter packs from the drug companies

recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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