I liked the psychologist. It's costly though. I have to pay out of my pocket and get reimbursed from my insurance company. Now there's an anxiety attack waiting to happen.
Anyway, I felt very comfortable. I explained to him that I was out of my Xanax (cold turkey - what a nightmare just one day can be) and didn't think my GP was feeling comfortable prescribing them anymore after 2 1/2 years of giving it to me monthly. The psychologist said that he would prefer no meds, but at this point he would not recommend me not taking them. So he wants to talk to my GP today, and tell him to keep me on the Xanax and Effexor.
So the short of it is that I asked him what was wrong with me. Why can't this go away. In short he said I was depressed (I always get that one). I asked how he figured. He said alot of people who suffer from anxiety attacks tend to be problem solvers, goal oriented, put others first, and suppress their feelings, etc. He wants to see me weekly for a while.
I called my doctors office this morning to tell them I needed a prescription called in. They said my GP was going to be out of the office today and no other GP could call it in. Anxiety attacks aside, I don't know how people go cold turkey off Xanax. Talk about clenching yours jaws, and jumping out of your skin!
I like the talk therapy. I think it will do me good. Hope everybody has a good anxiety free day!