Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ


Posted by Sadie on April 19, 1999, at 21:46:27

Last september i went to a doctor and told him that i was concerned about my dependence upon lorazepam, but i am just as concerned about withdrawal and the possibility of seizure. This doctor gave me a prescription for 5 mg valium to take in place of the lorazepam. The valium did not reduce my anxiety and I had a "hang-over" the next morning. This frightened me because of the responsibilities that I have at this time. I went back and got a prescription for the lorazepam, 2 mg., of which I was taking up to 3.5 mg.

Now, some seven months later, I again expressed my concern to this doctor because I am now taking 4 mg of lorazepam each evening around 7 PM just to relax enough to take care of home life and to be able to eat a meal. This doctor told me that it takes a really strong mind to get off of lorazepam, but he did write me a prescription for the 5mg Valium (100 tablets) that can be refilled 4 times. Gee, at one time in my youth, I would have jumped for joy at such a bonus! Now I feel that this doctor doesn't give a damn, and just wants to have me out of his way.

I desperately need some help before I totally breakdown. I'm afraid to try the valium again, but I know that my addiction to lorazepam is eating away at my feelings of self-worth.

Anyone willing to share their thoughts/opinions with me?




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Sadie thread:5063