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Why Does A Psychiatrist I Only Met 3x Want To Take Me Off The One Med That Helps The Most?

Why Does A Psychiatrist I Only Met 3x Want To Take Me Off The One Med That Helps The Most?

So, I've had severe depression and anxiety since a young girl. I used to have panic attacks,(one while I was driving and crashed). Over the years, I've learned to somewhat manage it. I use breathing techniques,etc. Ive been on every antidepressant,and have been on this latest one for 4 years. I also have been on Clonopin for over 20 years,since it is the only med that takes away the panic,shortness of breath,dizziness,chest pains,all that anxiety entails. SO, the point of my story is I just got… read more

posted 6 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

You ARE allowed to request a different "prescriber"--after all its you or your insurance paying for it, you have that right!

posted 4 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Ask to speak to. Different doctor as he isn’t listening to what you have to say 😢

posted 5 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'd get a different psychiatrist. Some of them like to fuck everything up that works and try their own brand of what works and in my experience it never does. It only makes matters worse. He's just using you as a guinea pig and that's bullshit. Plus, he completely disregarded what you had to say. Like I said, fire his ass and get a different psychiatrist. They think because they went to school to be a doctor, they know what's best for us and a lot of times they don't know jack shit cuz they aren't in our shoes.

posted 6 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Well there's your answer right there it has been my personal experience that klonopin.. It's supposed to be a very short term drug or a low dose once A-day but they had me on a high dose it does for 17 years like you and I had to go in to an institution through detox from it and it was horrible but once I got off I stopped sleeping my life away

posted 3 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Thank you.youre right. But you know what I was wondering if I did that? Would be make a note in my file that I'm a drug seeker, or just upset because he took me off of them? I wonder.

edited, originally posted 6 months ago
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