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

Outstanding Advice!, John L (nm)

Posted by afatchic on August 19, 2000, at 19:55:35

In reply to Re:Doc said no to sleep-aid, posted by JohnL on August 19, 2000, at 3:59:41

> I agree with Cam. You should be seeing a doctor who can treat you correctly. Any doctor who won't prescribe a small dose of the antidepressant Remeron as a sleep aid is pretty darn lame in my book.
> Your doctor should realize--but apparently doesn't--that good sleep is vitally important for good health. Both physical health and mental health.
> If I were you, I would get on the phone and call that doctor today and ask them to call in a prescription to your pharmacy for 15mg tabs of Remeron. Tell your doc you will break them in half and use 7.5mg as a sleep aid. Don't ask. Tell them, "I need you to...", or "I want you to...". Something like that. Don't do it by scheduling another appointment, or by waiting until the next appointment. Do it by phone call. Today. I've never yet ran into a doctor that wouldn't do this.
> If the doc still resists, this usually works...compromise and do a little deal-making. Tell your doc you will be satisfied with just a half dozen tabs. Nobody can overdose on that. Nobody can get addicted to that either. Of course, with Remeron, you couldn't overdose or get addicted anyway, but who knows what this doc's expertise is. Some doctors respond well to demands for small quantities, because they know there is no potential for harm. They might not be fully supportive or committed to the idea, but they will reluctantly go along with it because it appears less risky in such small quantity. Tell your doc that should be enough to see if it works the way you want it to. Tell your doc we can talk again when the 6 tabs are almost gone, to either renew the prescription or try something else. This way, you've not only obtained a good sleep aid, but you've also opened the door to trying something else if you don't like Remeron.
> Hope it helps. Sometimes we have to be a little more assertive than we normally would be. In this case, I think your situation warrants demanding rather than asking. Nicely of course. :-)
> John




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:afatchic thread:43041