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Re: Update! KayeBaby

Posted by jealibeanz on April 9, 2007, at 13:40:28

In reply to Re: Update!, posted by KayeBaby on April 9, 2007, at 13:18:08

> Hi JB,
> He has no idea how unhappy you have been with the xr. You may need to go ahead and make appt.
>
> I'm sure he probably would rather you be on the xr so he turned down what might seem to be a casual request. If he knew that you have been toughing it out the way you have and it just not working he may not mind. Perhaps you could ask that he change it back for the time being and you could pick a better time to explore a substitiute.
>
> Timing is everything.
>
> Try not to read a lot into it. You cannot know his mind till you talk to him face to face.
>
> Take Care,
> Kaye

I did talk to him face to face after 2 weeks of the generic. I was super casual at that time though. There was still some hope that I'd do much better on the brand name, plus I still had been supplementing with leftover Xanax IR. I told him it did absolutely nothing, but did so with no distress whatsoever.

If I went in there right now I'd tell him it does nothing and that I'd rather actually take nothing than continue with the XR. Taking it and having NO anxiety relief makes me feel like there's something wrong with me, since medication (3mg of alprazolam should have an effect!), can't even help.

It's really personal for some reason. I don't think I could say that without tears in my eyes. He's never actually seen me upset. He can imagine, but doesn't see it, which is very obvious, because I'm always in my "it's polite and professional to be pleasant, happy, and smiley" mode. He has to rely on me helping him adjust things, because his observations would be incredibly inaccurate.

This is pretty upsetting. I feel like I lost the doctor who's always been on my side.

It's not like I can go "doctor shopping" in order to find someone who will prescribe daily Xanax. That's not going to happen. It only happened with this doctor after being his patient for a few years, having documented anxiety, and failed trials of other drugs.


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