Posted by jealibeanz on March 26, 2007, at 4:58:01
In reply to just say what you need, posted by med_empowered on March 26, 2007, at 3:01:03
> I dont mean to sound harsh, but I think you're reading too much into all this and you're wasting (or at least not optimizing) the time you and your doc spend together. I think if you want to go back to IR, ask your doc about it. If he doesn't want you on IR or on BZD's, he'll let you know somehow. If you still want to stay on the IR or BZDs in general, you can talk about it. Unless he's a total a$$hole, which it certainly doesn't sound like he is, he should be willing to communicate with you pretty openly, especially over something so minor (even with all the bad press, xanax is rx'd a whole, whole lot, so its not a big deal unless your doc is some benzo-phobic DEA agent-in-training. Then you're screwed).
You're right. It is prescribed a lot and I've had it prescribed to me. My doctor is a 40ish D.O. in a very busy family practice. I was always a bit surprised that he'd be so willing to give me Klonopin or Xanax without a second thought (after AD's) since D.O.'s usually are a but less likely to think that drugs should be heavily prescribed. Apparently he isn't someone who's afraid of drugs.
> You don't sound like a drug seeker and you're not looking for a crazy combo or super-high doses and you don't seem to have anything (axis II, history of RX drug abuse/alcoholism, etc.) that would make any controlled substances contraindicated so...I think you should take a deep breath, and tell your doc what you think the best thing for you is, instead of freaking out and (mis)communicating through these oddball tactics that might prove ineffective, if not counterproductive.
> Good luck.
Nope, no drug/alcohol abuse. I'm about as clean and straight and narrow as they come. It's practically written on my forehead. I don't know what it is about the way I look or act, but it's somehow very evident, whether you know me well or not.
A few weeks ago my doctor asked if I smoked because it popped up as a question on his computer screen for some reason. (He actually barely asked. Quickly said you don't smoke do you?) I just laughed and said NO! (no offense to those that do, although it's not healthy, I don't think it's something that defines a person's morals). I meant that I just don't do anything risky or questionable, legal or not.
Thanks to all who are responding. I need a little slap back in to reality. I know what I was thinking of doing was not direct enough to get what I need. I may wait til tomorrow so I can think some more and not do anything stupid.