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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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MY FAMILY DR,,SAID ITS AGAINST THE LAW TO PRESCRIBE ME

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MY FAMILY DR,,SAID ITS AGAINST THE LAW TO PRESCRIBE ME LORAZEPAM,,I TOOK IT FOR 20 RS,
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: YES,,I TRIED TO GET HER TO WRIT ME A PRESCRIPTION FOR IT ,,SHE SAID IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I TAKE VENLAFAXIN,,TRAZODONE,,HYDROCHLOROT...LEVOTHYROXIN
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: NO,,,BUT I TOOK LORAZEPAM FOR 20 YRS,,I REALLY HELPED ME WITH PANIC ATTACKS,,,JUST TOOK 1 MG,,AT NIGHT
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 7 months ago.

Hi,

It isn't illegal anywhere in the United States to prescribe Ativan (lorazepam). However, many practitioners will not write a prescription for it because it does have a potential for addiction and was only ever meant to be used for 2-3 weeks tops. Today prescribers usually write for one of the SSRI drugs that are thought to be a lot safer for long term use.

Lorazepam also has drug reactions with venlafaxine, hydrochlothiazide, and trazodone.

I know this isn't what you want to hear, but please don't shoot the messenger ;-(

Kind regards,

NP Schuyler

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
DR IQBAL SAID IT I COULD GET SOMEONE TO PRESCRIBE IT 4 ME SHE WOULDNT HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT,,
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 7 months ago.

Sorry, but there seems to be a payment failure. Once that is corrected, I will be happy to speak to you on the telephone.

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 7 months ago.

If you have no additional questions about this, I would appreciate a rating (hopefully a "5") since that is the only way I am credited with the questions I answer.

Thanks!

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

If you have no more questions about this, I would appreciate a rating (preferably a "5") since Just Answer only credits us with answering questions if we get a positive rating. This costs you nothing extra.

Thanks!

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