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Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending)

Posted by Tony P on January 5, 2017, at 1:56:57

A short while back, I got into a terrible vicious circle - my doc was cutting back my diazepam & I reached a point where a) I couldn't take my antidepressants because of side-effects mediated by the diazepam, and b) my anxiety and agoraphobia reached the point where I couldn't get myself in to see my GP (who was prescribing the diazepam). And c) my pdoc had been on extended leave for 9 months & the clinic was too short-staffed to get me a replacement -- they've now discharged me!

I was all-but bed-ridden with crippling anxiety, using alcohol & OTC muscle relaxants to try and relieve my stress, but of course they only made me worse in the long run. I was suicidal and unable to initiate any steps to help myself. I was sure I was going to die in the next month or so in any case.

Finally my landlord (of all people) took me to emergency, where they reassured me my blood work was normal and gave me a 3-day supply of diazepam. That was enough to get me out to see my GP and get on a moderate regime of diazepam. I could start taking my Wellbutrin again -- and even drink coffee! I did a complete 180 and have been in great shape since, although the habit of behaving like a sick person is hard to overcome.

Switched 10 days ago from diazepam to clonazepam, a bit sedating & fuddling, but am now seeing my GP regularly and s-l-o-w-l-y cutting back the clonazepam. He is going to see if he can get me a pdoc referral, and I am pursuing counseling & group therapy support.

But what a hell-hole I was in for a few months! Thank god, I made it through, with the help of some concerned people.

 

Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending)

Posted by baseball55 on January 5, 2017, at 18:01:36

In reply to Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending), posted by Tony P on January 5, 2017, at 1:56:57

I'm glad things worked out for you finally.

 

Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending)

Posted by Tabitha on January 6, 2017, at 23:48:10

In reply to Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending), posted by Tony P on January 5, 2017, at 1:56:57

That sounds really awful. I'm glad you finally got things sorted out. Sounds like your GP bungled things pretty badly until you went to ER.

 

Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending) Tony P

Posted by SLS on January 7, 2017, at 1:51:19

In reply to Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending), posted by Tony P on January 5, 2017, at 1:56:57

> But what a hell-hole I was in for a few months! Thank god, I made it through, with the help of some concerned people.

What a horror! I'm glad you came out the other side.


- Scott

 

Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending) Tony P

Posted by Horse on January 7, 2017, at 18:30:07

In reply to Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending), posted by Tony P on January 5, 2017, at 1:56:57

I Like happy endings, but what a way to get there! I experienced something similar with xanax. Awful. Wishing you a good 2017 :)

 

Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending)

Posted by Tony P on January 8, 2017, at 14:05:59

In reply to Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending) Tony P, posted by Horse on January 7, 2017, at 18:30:07

Thanks to all for the support ... It wasn't my GP's fault, I developed an mental block aginst going to see him. I'd have imaginary conversations with him in my head trying to persuade him to up my dose and he'd always say "No, you can go down but not up".

A while back, the CMA (Canada) sent out a bulletin asking dr's to further restrict precription of benzos. Good principle, but we are all different! The pdoc who reviewed my file said there is growing evidence for a aub-population who need to be on moderate dose of benzos all the time, and I think I may be part of that population, at least while I'm on A-Ds since I'm super sensitive to anxiety side effects. I once had an out-of-body experience on a low dose of Celexa!

 

Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending)

Posted by Lamdage22 on January 12, 2017, at 12:52:51

In reply to Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending), posted by Tony P on January 8, 2017, at 14:05:59

these drugs are no joke and use should be limited to the most severe crises of you ask me. I dont need out of body experiences which is why i will not make psychopharmalogical experiments anymore. It just doesnt float my boat.

 

Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending)

Posted by Lamdage22 on January 13, 2017, at 1:46:40

In reply to Re: Lacking medication is HELL (happy ending), posted by Tony P on January 8, 2017, at 14:05:59

these drugs are no joke and use should be limited to the most severe crises of you ask me. I dont need out of body experiences which is why i will not make psychopharmalogical experiments anymore. It just doesnt float my boat.


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