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Re: your resp. to Suzy re: xanex, everyone CherC68

Posted by mercedes on July 13, 2003, at 4:01:15

In reply to Re: Has anyone experienced nightmares on Effexor XR? Susy, posted by CherC68 on July 11, 2003, at 16:39:27

Cher, I cannot beleive your doctors won't prescribe xanex or the generic known as alprazolam. Are these pdocs or GP's? Maybe it's the State you live in. I live in CA and have been on alp for nearly 7 years. I have been lectured about it being habit forming by some pdocs but they still prescribe it for me. I don't abuse it either.

Now for the hard part, I haven't had the courage to say that my PTSD, anxiety, depression and agraphobia are the results of being raped nearly 7 years ago. I admire your courage. I already was stressed at work, raising my out of control teenage son, and being a caregiver for my 82 yr old mom. And then that happened. I couldn't talk to my family about it. I just kept living like a robot. Got up, went to work, came home, faked a smile for my mom, cried myself to sleep, woke up crying, drank every night straight for a month, but managed to go to work everyday till I finally passed out at work. It was then that I sought psyc help, about two months after the attack. I wanted to kill myself, but I had my mom to care for. I told myself back then that I would kill myself after she passed on. I was given many types of AD's but I preferred to drink so I only took them for a little while and tell the dr. they were not working for me.

My mom passed on 3 yrs ago. I thank God for the 5 years I was able to take care of her. I kept my secret from her and my family and most importantly....I'M STILL HERE! ALIVE! I'm so glad I didn't kill myself. Effexor has worked for me but I also sacrificed the alcohol to make it work.

Anyway, back to you. I want to thank you for your many responses to my notes. It really feels like I have so many freinds yet have not met any of you. I just wonder how a doc can think you would get well with a 10 pill prescription after such a traumatic event. Can I ask how long ago it happened? I wish you luck in trying to get the anxiety med you really need. Keep in touch.

Mercedes, WHEW! SIGH!

I was given xanax when I was younger - just one prescription of 10 after I was raped and every now and then my mom gets a prescription and will give me two of hers to hold for when I get my "I think I'm dying panic attacks" NO doctor I have been to recently will prescribe xanax - As a matter of fact, I've taken maybe 20 in my entire life and I'm almost 40. Why are Dr's so afraid of giving out this drug (addictive or not)when it is the one pill that seems to help when I have a bad anxiety attack. Zoloft and Effexor is addictive too in its own way, all the AD's are if you ask my opinion.




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