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To alice...

Posted by anna on December 30, 1999, at 13:46:46

In reply to Re: to alice, matt, posted by Alice on December 23, 1999, at 20:04:57

> Anna,
> Thanks for your reply. No, I never abused it. In fact, when it was prescribed for me, I had no idea what it even was, and was never told that it was addictive. I was a little bit angered by that, because when I went off of it I went through a terrible withdrawel that I was not expecting. I went away to Texas to stay with a friend at the end of the summer a couple of years ago, and ran out of meds. I didn't think it any big deal since I had never gone through any withdrawels from any of them before. And I knew I would be back on them in a few weeks. But the Klonopin....oh, geez, that's the only thing you have to watch out for with that.
> You are right, I should tell my doctor what I wrote in here. My husband says the same thing. But it is difficult for me to express myself in person due to my social phobia, especially since I don't know this doctor very well. I usually find myself just nodding and agreeing with whatever the doctor says, speaking quietly, and then hating myself for it for days afterwards.
I can't say not speaking up was ever a problem for me--but I've never been in group therapy, and am not sure i ever had social aniety (just about every other type of anxiety--yes!). But, when my panic disorder/aniety/depression was really bad, I was much shyer and very embarrassed about it all--I never would have talked in an open setting about it, as comfortable as I was speaking about other things in public.

What if you write out what you want to tell your doc about the meds and give it to him to read--practice saying "You MUST read this" and then hand the note to him. You express yourself very well here--so writing may be the way to go. Or....maybe your husband can go with you to talk to doc, or you can leave doc a phone mail?




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