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Re: Elizabeth and Alan gilbert

Posted by Alan on December 16, 2001, at 20:02:19

In reply to Re: Elizabeth and Alan, posted by gilbert on December 16, 2001, at 16:07:58

> I had my panic under control for 2 years on xanax at 2mg per day. I have had trouble getting a higher dose that that. That has by far been my best med. ...I have been with my wife for 20 years she says I have panic and some ocd so does my therapist he diagnosed me as the same......but the doc thinks that I will be on like 20mg xanax 10 years from now. I only take 2 mg now but could probably do better on 3 to 4 mg. > Gil

This is very sad commentary on your docs competency or the system or something. To be just a MG or two short of relieveing you suffering is in my estimation unconscionable. Especially instilling the fear of ending up taking 20 MGs someday shows such incompetency of the understanding of the drug that it's outrageous. This almost never happens. You need to find a dose of a BZD that works...or find a new doc.
Period. You don't take it to get "high", correct? You take it to feel normal again. You've been burdened with additional anxiety about taking the very med that YOU say helps you. You're the boss. Tell your doc what you need and if they say no ask why. If they give you the escallating dose line, find a doc that will listen and knows what the hell they're talking about. Sheesh! Such incompetency is staggering - not to mention beyond frustration for yourself....






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