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How to get your doctor to add the Benzos you need?
#11
I forgot to mention I'm doing 9 days of volunteer work in may.. I hope that helps me out a bit.. I won't have my anxiety meds for 2/3s of it but It should lift my spirit and all the sunshine should help me quiet a bit!

It's a project to help save an endangered turtle.. I should be pretty neat.. Just me and 2 other guys... Again.. I'll report back.. Also I didn't mean to stress that ONLY medication can cure one.. theres many variables to helping one even if only in the short term.
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#12
Chicken,

Hope things get better for you. I have found that doctors are super anxious to hand out RXs for alpraz compared to clonaz so maybe try to only work on getting that? Also Diaz is a pretty good alternative as well and less likely to make your Dr. nervous for you.

Hope you figure it out!
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#13
(04-25-2016, 04:23 PM)sdfalcons Wrote: Chicken,

Hope things get better for you. I have found that doctors are super anxious to hand out RXs for alpraz compared to clonaz so maybe try to only work on getting that? Also Diaz is a pretty good alternative as well and less likely to make your Dr. nervous for you.

Hope you figure it out!

Hello, and thank you my friend..Funny you should say that about the Diaz.. I came to the same conclusion the other day.. I read Diaz is fast acting.. O figured it was in the intermediate class..

So that is my plan I will say okay forget the alpraz and could we compromise on the diaz for the rescues..

Laslty I plan to ask for Dalmane for sleeping med.. Reason being is if I get a good night's sleep my next day anxiety should be less. Also Dalmanes half life is 100 hours and you really can't go wrong with that...

I'm praying to every saint that comes to mind that my plan of action works..

I'll report back Smile
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#14
Diazepam is not fast acting,unlike xanax or alps which is,diaz is used to come off the fast acting benzos usually,unless you live where i do where you get nothing but a scowl from a doc and told you can go into detox,then you lose all welfare and have to start all over again with nothing.
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#15
(04-24-2016, 09:26 PM)Chickenzilla Wrote: I forgot to mention I'm doing 9 days of volunteer work in may.. I hope that helps me out a bit.. I won't have my anxiety meds for 2/3s of it but It should lift my spirit and all the sunshine should help me quiet a bit!  

It's a project to help save an endangered turtle.. I should be pretty neat.. Just me and 2 other guys... Again.. I'll report back.. Also I didn't mean to stress that ONLY medication can cure one.. theres many variables to helping one even if only in the short term.

That's a great attitude to have, Chickenzilla, and attitude is half the battle.    Smile

I think it's always a positive to find some activity that gives you an immediate sense of reward.
Sounds like your project is just the sort of thing to help you feel better about yourself, about what you have to offer (and receive) in life.

I agree that diaz is long-acting, slower onset and in system longer, than alps.  If your doctor prescribed those, it would help ease your transition to another medication.

Good luck!   Smile
"Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks."   --Davy Crockett
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#16
I too have suffered through addiction and am now seeking therapy due to a recent relapse and hospitalization due to getting cellulitis and having a blot clot in one of my veins (VERY SCARY BUT VERY EYE OPENING). I also suffer from severe anxiety and just went to a doc on Monday to talk about my anxiety in hopes of getting a script for alpraz so i can not worry about ordering it all the time. she prescribed me hydroxyzine but told me that if it doesn't work to please call her and she will try something else. Im just worried that with the relapse on my record due to my ER visit that they will NEVER give me any benzos. I am however clean now and plan on stayting that way. I just hope that the psych doc sees things different and helps me out with something like clonaz or alpraz. feel your pain ChickenZillla and wish you nothing but the best on your road to recovery. I know first hand that recovery from opiate abuse especially H is a LIFE LONG PROCESS and very hard battle, but it can be beaten with the propper support and motivation.
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#17
To the op. Its sad that Drs are so reluctant to prescribe. I have struggled with anxiety and insomnia my whole life. Amien was prescribed to me a ton and I built tolerance to that to the point at which I needed 80 yes 8 pills to feel it. I of course was supplementing my prescription with stuff I got shipped from iops. I remember asking for the various benzos but wasn't given much. Running around to try and find a dr that would help was hard. Pych drs in nyc often only accept cash not insurance so paying a ton only to be dissapoited was dumb. I stopped Ambien and am taking dormicum which I got from an iop and its extremely effective. I plan on taking it as long as I need to and get my Ambien tolerance down. The dormicum is the best sleeping aid I ever took. It really knocks you out but I wake up so soon after taking it.
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#18
Hi Cutstack. When you get a chance could you start an intro thread? It's req'd here.

Glad you found a subsitute for the Ambien. I have not heard of dormicum. Shall google it.

Got it. Also known as midazolam or versed. That is what surgeons often give before surgery before they knock you out. Strong stuff. Do be careful.
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#19
Admire your volunteer work, you will give and gain so much! Need more folks like you in the world! Keep up the good work. I got my original scripts from a PSYCH NP and she eventually quit scripting benzos completely and opened a clinic of all Natural stuff. None of which is FDA approved, tried all the anxiety supplements with no results. Thats when I went rogue and sought my own meds online. As previously mentioned, your doc is giving you quite a few meds and if you taper down a bit I would think you should get along Fine. Best to You Chicken, have a great weekend! ff
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