Posted by Bekka H. on April 19, 2002, at 6:52:44
In reply to help! (rant; advice?), posted by Elizabeth on April 19, 2002, at 1:52:57
Did you like your previous doctor (i.e., the one who was in the town you recently moved FROM)? If so, perhaps that doctor could speak with the new one to assure her that you are responsible and not "abusing" the meds. At first I was going to suggest finding yet another new doctor, but unless you've gotten a referral from someone who knows you well, it usually takes a while for a new doctor to get to know you, so it's possible you'd run into the same problem if you tried someone else.
By the way, have you tried Klonopin instead of Xanax? About 5 or 6 years ago, I took Xanax for a few months, and I found I had to increase the dose. Klonopin is longer-lasting and seemed to be a little better for me, but I had to take teeny, tiny amounts in order not to get too tired from it.