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by Mom2dani » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:43 am

Hi all,
I have a question on whether I should ask my pdoc for an anti anxiety.

I'm now up to 100mg of Lamo and the dose of the Hydro is 50mg. She said it would help me sleep as well as calm my anxiety. When I picked up my meds the pharmacist said Hydro is like a jacked up Benadryl, so it will help me sleep, and also has some calming effects.

It worked great the first couple of nights with sleep but I was still waking up with heart palpitations which is a sure sign of my anxiety and makes my day shit.

I know I shouldn't do this without consulting my pdoc but I do have some Xanax left from a previous prescription and I've been having the dose to only .5 mg and i fall asleep faster and don't wake up all anxious.

Should I request a benzo at my appt next Friday? Explain that I had a previous script and (slapping my hands) have added it to the mix?

Thanks for you help.
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by AvantGarde » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:55 am

We should always tell our pdocs what we're taking. There's no need to lie about it. Your pdoc might not want to keep you on benzos, but there are plenty of options out there for anxiety.
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by Spm24 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:11 am

Yes never lie to your pdoc. Tell them every. Otherwise they won't be able to help you in the proper way. Ask them what they suggest for anxiety. They are bound to give you options....
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by Stuckles » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:12 am

It's also important that your PDoc know what you are taking in regards to drug interactions as that determines what other medication they can give you. Even if we think that a certain drug won't have any interaction or side effect, where not pharmacists so we should never decide on medication changes our selves.
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by Mom2dani » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:33 pm

Thank you all for responses. I knew in my mind I would tell her when I wrote that, just felt guilty I took something other than she what she prescribed.

I've just been a whirl wind of emotions now that our house is on the market. I needed help shutting my brain off at night.

Again, thanks for your input.
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