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Hello, I am here for you and am happy to respond. Your doctor may have been reluncant to prescribe Clonopin because it is a benzodiazepine and highly addictive. Was it the same doctor who prescribed it before?
no it's a different doctor.
the doc that gave me klonopin before was not on my insurance, so i switched
Well, that probably explains it. Is your present doctor a psychiatrist or GP?
i'm really afraid of trying new drugs
Well, that's good. You always want a psychiatrist prescribing psychotropic meds. Benzo addiction is a huge problem and psychiatrists are very reluctant to prescribe them. I understand your fear of a new drug. Did your doctor explain how the neurotin would help you? And, if I may ask, what happen 3 weeks ago to cause your anxiety and depression to resurface?
Are you there, dear?
yep i am here
i stopped taking my prozac as prescribed....because i was feeling better. DOH!
Oh, I see. And when did you begin taking it again?
Do you think i will have less problems with the neurontin?
I got back on my regular dose about 3 weeks ago. and we just bumped it up
from 20 to 30.
He mentioned problems with addiction, but i've never had problem with that before.
on the klonopin
I know, but it's just that psychiatrists are more cautious now, it's not really anything personal.
so i shouldn't worry about the neurontin. try and take it? I suppose and go his way. If it doesn't work, i can always try the klonopin again
he hates benzos
Did he explain to you how the neurotin would help?
for my anxiety
Well, then I would take the neurotin as prescribed along with your prozac. After a few weeks when the Prozac gets built back up in your system, you will probably not need another medication anyway. Any further questions for me, dear?
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