hi its me carrissa.i got my dr to give me some lorazpam.he gave me 20 pills.i take 3to4 mg a day.20 will not last.not sure what to do.do you think i need new dr.i have very high anxiety.when i found out my prescription was gone i started to have panic attack.i had 90 pills for a month.i had only taken 10 of them.i lost job last year .going thru divorce.i am broke.my anxiety is worse then ever.my mother has spinal stenois is very sick.my sister is going thru divorce after25 years.my brother treats me like crap.i have stress.stress stress.i hide in my room so he does not give me emotional abuse.just lost health ins.i need to stay on lorazpam or i could not even cope with daily life.any suggestions.i could use some answers.:confuse d:
You have way too much on your plate to maintain your sanity,I believe.You need immediate help from a non-profit organization;United Way"1st call for help" dept.,
SOS shelter for women.(we have a huge one),YWCA,Crisis Center,Salvation Army,Volunteers of America. Catholic Charities (got loads of praise,for a local nightmare,many deaths),local hospitals(ask for dept.),all religious organizations.
People love to help others,and I hope you find some peace of mind. Bill
Lorazepam is addictive and is generally prescribed for when you have acute symptoms of anxiety (as in, you're having a full blown panic attack). For maintenance generally doctors will prescribe some other type of non-narcotic anti-anxiety medication such as Buspar or some anti-depressants that also have anti-anxiety meds such as Zoloft. I take Diazepam (Valium) for my panic attacks and my doctor will give me 20 at a time but he expects that I will ration them out for several months. If I can't, he's going to have me come in for another type of long term medication. Much as we might like to cheerfully become addicted to our anti-anxiety medications, doctors are required to monitor their patients for addiction or drug abuse issues and to prescribe alternate meds if they see that happen. You're unlikely to find a doctor that will prescribe you unlimited quantities of an addictive medication like Lorazepam.
Sounds to me like you are addicted to the Lorazapam. Wean yourself off of it right away. Talk to you doctor about taking something else. If you are having panic from running out of a prescription, you are having an addiction to it. Stop taking it and get some help from your doctor immediately!!!!!