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I have been taking Alprazolam .25 mg 4 times per day. I was

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I have been taking Alprazolam .25 mg 4 times per day. I was put on the drug almost 10 years ago. I had trigeminal nerve disorder which wasn't even diagnosed as such for 3 years after my problem started. Over the years I now take Gabapentin, Oxcarbazepinz and still take the Alprazolam. It's getting impossible to obtain Alprazolam in south Florida. I assume the pill is helpful for my tenstion due to all my pain from Trigeminal nerve disorder. Is there an alternative to Alproazolam (considering my issues) that I could take and not be treated like some kind a criminal every time I go to refill a prescription?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

 


Hi there,


 


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


 


I am here to help you with your concerns.


Mysticdoc :

Sorry to hear about your experiences.

Mysticdoc :

There are some alternatives to alprazolam.

Mysticdoc :

In the same group, you can be switched to clonazepam.

Mysticdoc :

Clonazepam does not have stigma like alprazolam has.

Mysticdoc :

Another option will be to consider starting on a SSRI like paroxetine.

Mysticdoc :

Paroxetine has good effect in controlling anxiety.

Mysticdoc :

Other options are: Hydroxyzine, Buspirone.

Mysticdoc :

However, alprazolam causes physical dependence.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, gradual taper is recommended if you are switched to a different group of medication.

Mysticdoc :

It will be better for you to see a psychiatrist for better management.

Mysticdoc :

But your primary care doc also can manage with above suggestions.

Customer:

Will I be able to get this drug or will I go through the same Bullsh--t they don't carry it or my In surance no longer covers it?

Mysticdoc :

All these medications are fully covered and no problem with them.

Customer:

I just broke my mouse it fell on the floor

Mysticdoc :

sorry to hear that

Mysticdoc :

any further question?

Customer:

I cannot print your suggestions right now what can I do?

Mysticdoc :

Once you finish the rating process, you will get a email copy of the chat as well and of course can print.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I got a diffeent mouse. are we still in contact with each other?I didn't get an email with your answers

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Yes you should be able to print out now, and should also get a email copy.

Best wishes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I would like to rate you better than I did but I had mouse problems -- besides I never got an e-mail. I have a different mouse and I would like to get your ansers again. Can you accomodate me/

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Mysticdoc :
Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.
Mysticdoc : Sorry to hear about your experiences.
Mysticdoc : There are some alternatives to alprazolam.
Mysticdoc : In the same group, you can be switched to clonazepam.
Mysticdoc : Clonazepam does not have stigma like alprazolam has.
Mysticdoc : Another option will be to consider starting on a SSRI like paroxetine.
Mysticdoc : Paroxetine has good effect in controlling anxiety.
Mysticdoc : Other options are: Hydroxyzine, Buspirone.
Mysticdoc : However, alprazolam causes physical dependence.
Mysticdoc : Hence, gradual taper is recommended if you are switched to a different group of medication.
Mysticdoc : It will be better for you to see a psychiatrist for better management.
Mysticdoc : But your primary care doc also can manage with above suggestions.
Customer : Will I be able to get this drug or will I go through the same Bullsh--t they don't carry it or my In surance no longer covers it?
Mysticdoc : All these medications are fully covered and no problem with them.
Customer : I just broke my mouse it fell on the floor
Mysticdoc : sorry to hear that
Mysticdoc : any further question?
Customer : I cannot print your suggestions right now what can I do?
Mysticdoc : Once you finish the rating process, you will get a email copy of the chat as well and of course can print.
Mysticdoc : Best wishes,
Please rate the chat Good or Excellent, if you are satisfied with our conversation and do not have any further question, so that I get rewarded for my time & effort. Thank you!
Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!
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