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I've been on alprazolam 1 mg×3 day.since 1988. My primary

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I've been on alprazolam 1 mg×3 day.since 1988.
My primary passed,away last year and now I can't find a Dr, who will keep me on this medication. It has been a very good medication for me .It allows me to live a normal life.without anxiety, panic and bi polar depression that runs in my family.
I'm 59 and can't understand why I've been on this medication nd doing so well, why I am having such a hard time getting it.
Never had a problemwith 5 last fmsrs prescribing this to me.
How do I go about finding he correct Dr. Who uneed stands.
Thank you *****
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 12 months ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla.

I understand your concerns.

Alprazolam is a regulated medication and has a high risk for abuse. Many physicians don't give long term prescriptions. In cases like yours the medication has a big benefit and the best way to get a long term prescription is to go to a big medical center. In the medical center they can make you sign a contract and check for potential drug abuse. If everything is in order then they can prescribe you the medication. Let me know if you have any other questions.