Posted by Shalom34Israel on November 16, 2004, at 18:49:32
In reply to Hassles to get a small klonopin dosage increase!!!, posted by Colleen D. on November 15, 2004, at 18:43:28
> I called my pdoc's med nurse to tell her I was getting low on klonopin and that I'd like to increase it from .25mg 3 times a day to .5mg 3 times a day. The nurse was very stern sounding like I was asking for something that my pdoc doesn't normally do. She asked for a rundown of my symptoms and said I'd have to be seen by the doc again to possibly get an increase. Geez. I just saw him about a month ago and he said his intent was to start me at a low dose and increase it if needed. I was so unhappy with the way I was "talked to" by that nurse that I almost told her where to go. What's the big deal with going from .75mg to 1.5mg daily!!! I HAVE GAD AND OCD for heaven's sake!!! ARRRGGGGGGGHHHHH!
> Thanks for listening (and responding, if you choose to do so.)
Here is some advice. Doctors do not like prescribing controlled substances like klonopin over the phone. They like increasing the dosage from over the phone interviews even less. If you want an increase in dosage of klonopin, your best bet is to ask for it in an actual office visit.
If that doesnt work, find another doctor who isnt benzo-phobic.