Medical

Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Medical
This answer was rated:

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

put on the drug almost...
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?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
6/13/2013
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 29,269
Experience: MD
Verified
Mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

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!
This is the link to my profile:
http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/

Customer:

iAM HAVING COM PUTER PROBLEMS

Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 29,269
Experience: MD
Verified
Dr Basu and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

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

you should be able to print out now, and should also get a email copy.
Best wishes
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 4 years 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/

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!
This is the link to my profile:
http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 29,269
29,269 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MD

Dr Basu is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,160 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

29,269 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

17,064 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

13,486 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
Hydroxzzine. Holding my mouth funny with bottom lip up over
holding my mouth funny with bot***** *****p up over top. sucking my tongue inside against my bottom teeth, licking my lips often … read more
Dr. Mo
Dr. Mo
Board Certified Physician
MD
1,279 satisfied customers
How much does this service cost? Can a person die from
Can a person die from consuming small amounts of antifreeze over an extended period of time? … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,661 satisfied customers
I have a person recovering from surgery who has a oral body
I have a person recovering from surgery who has a oral body temp of 94,5. she has been taking loratab 7.5/325 2 every 4 hrs. also has a pain pump inserted in her leg. feels clammy and claims slight na… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
13,486 satisfied customers
Can I take .5 Xanax 6 hours after taking .25 hydroxyzine. It
Can I take .5 Xanax 6 hours after taking .25 hydroxyzine. It was a prescription from my psychiatrist to help with anxiety and it is just keeping me awake. I am also on ramipril and carvedilol for hype… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,622 satisfied customers
Is it safe to take Narco 5.0,323 with hydroxyzine together.
Is it safe to take Narco 5.0,323 with hydroxyzine together. … read more
Dr. Mo
Dr. Mo
Board Certified Physician
MD
1,279 satisfied customers
I have in somnia and anxiiety have been prescribed
I have in somnia and anxiiety have been prescribed clonazepam .5mg twice daily and hydroxyzinehcl50mg before bed how far before bed should i takehydroxyzine… read more
Doctor John MD
Doctor John MD
Urgent Care and Sports Medicine Doctor
Doctoral Degree
553 satisfied customers
I'm doing some research on hydroxyzine when taken with
I'm doing some research on hydroxyzine when taken with Zoloft. … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,866 satisfied customers
Is there anyway to cure antrophy? Yes....he told me there is
Yes....he told me there is no excerise or cure for it...I do take lots of meds... … read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,160 satisfied customers
What causes hives? Restylyn oral tabs-no help, Nothing I
Nothing I know of , they started on the abdomen , but have spread over entire body this morning . have had 2 days of Hydroxyzine tabs… read more
Dr. Mo
Dr. Mo
Board Certified Physician
MD
1,279 satisfied customers
I was diagnosed with neuro dermatitus about 5 years ago.
I was diagnosed with neuro dermatitus about 5 years ago. Everything that the doctors prescribed only help to an extent. Yet it still persists. At times, stronger than ever. And I've never healed, it's… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,047 satisfied customers
My doctor gave me hydroxyzine due to continued itching from
My doctor gave me hydroxyzine due to continued itching from chylimidine given to me for a toothache by the endodontist. Finished taking that medicine over a week ago but still have itching. The prescr… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
13,486 satisfied customers
One of my friends took approx. 500 mg of hydroxyzine pam.
One of my friends took approx. 500 mg of hydroxyzine pam. He's a big guy, probably 230~ lbs. he is drowsy but threw some of it up. I've also had him drink a lot of water and I have read multiple place… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,047 satisfied customers
I am lady, 85 years old. Yesterday was on my computer when I
I am lady, 85 years old . Yesterday was on my computer when I realised that I was scratching my skin - arms, hands and body. When I looked it was all irritated, red and bumpy - looked like an allergy.… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
13,486 satisfied customers
Kes a lot of different pills.i'm not sure they should all be
kes a lot of different pills.i'm not sure they should all be taken together?can you tell me if these are safe to take together?alendronate 75mg, amlodipine 10mg,hydralazine 10mg, losartain 100 mg,clon… read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,880 satisfied customers
I am currently taking hydroxyzine 25mg for anxiety... is
Hello I am currently taking hydroxyzine 25mg for anxiety... is this medication addictive if I use it every night? Will I get bad side effects if long term used?… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,866 satisfied customers
I took 10mg hydroxyzin,and I am thinking to take 150mg
I took 10mg hydroxyzin,and I am thinking to take 150mg trazadon can I take it at same time ?[;ease … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
5,963 satisfied customers
Is it ok to take hydroxyzine hcl and hydronecodone syrup in
Is it ok to take hydroxyzine hcl and hydronecodone syrup in the same day? … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,622 satisfied customers
If I take hydroxyzine for itching and have run out what can
If I take hydroxyzine for itching and have run out what can I do if I am having extreme itching now with scratching? … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,047 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x