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How Do You Convince Your Doctors That You Will Not Become An Addict On 5mg Of Valium?

How Do You Convince Your Doctors That You Will Not Become An Addict On 5mg Of Valium?

I had been fighting this battle with my last psychiatrist then she moved away. The new one keeps wanting to take my drugs away from me and change the ones I am on. The Busiprone is a PITA and does nothing. When I asked her to increase my Adderall (which she gave me instead of the Vyvanse because it's cheaper), she decided to reduce my Klonopin. She has issues with me taking up to 10mg of valium a day. She wants to take away the… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

They won’t risk it, no matter how I have NEVER had an addiction to a drug. They just feel their hands are tied as they are monitored so closely with drugs they prescribe. Sadly, we are all treated as addicts already. Just irks me.

posted 5 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I didnt thinkbi was a addict either. Was taking 6 mg clanazapam a day and 1 5/325 hydrodone. No problems. Dr that was prescribing it moved. New dr flat out told me i was addict would not prescribe it. 2 weeks later had replacement knee surgery. Was given 10/325 hydrocodone. 2 60 count scripts. After surgery when i ran out thought i was losing my mind. Went to hospital, admitted myself. Was told i WAS addicted to hydrocodone. Was having withdrawals. Talk about being in shock i was.

posted 6 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Thank you all for your comments. My new doctor cut back my amt of Klonopin I just noticed and now she has changed the dosage message on it and my Valium.
I also have had Chronic Pain for many, many years. I manage it with Aleve and Tylenol3. My new regular physician makes me come in every 6 months for a pain management check-up and I have to take a urine test to make sure I am using them appropriately. At some point in time, I think when he took over, the dosage message on that label changed too. They sell Acetaminophen with Codeine, though a lower dosage per pill, over the counter in Canada. If I lived closer to the border I would be tempted to go and just buy it there.
Addiction levels of Tylenol3 is something like 50+ pills a day. My liver would be destroyed before I ever reached that level because of the Acetaminophen, that is why I use Aleve if the pain is not as severe. They tested my liver and it is actually healthier today than 20 years ago. He also prescribed Narcan for me in case I OD. Like I am going to down 50+ pills of anything, ever? Seriously? And he is about my son's age which makes me want to pull the, "I have been on this planet way longer than you" card. UGH, it is frustrating. My "punishment for taking the Tylenol3 is that they will not pre-fill it. I have to go to the pharmacy and wait while they fill it.
The pain is on the inside otherwise I would try external methods. He suggested I go to their pain clinic, which I will try. There is no amount of mindfulness or meditation that works though, I have tried.

posted 6 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi CmDill
I hope your day is going well

posted 5 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I hate when doctors do this to people, we know our own bodies, they shouldn't have the power to make us suffer more! Hugs to you and good luck...

posted 6 months ago
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