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Old 10-27-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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Help with Medication advice.

I was prescribed Zyprexa. in the hospital recently. which made me feel. really better. my md had samples so taking those.

Now when I run out of them will the laws allow me to get a presciption from a regualr Md or do I need to contact a Psychiatrist.? to write the prescription.

hugs Caren..

oh I live in Arizona.

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Old 10-28-2006, 04:03 AM   #2
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Re: Help with Medication advice.

Hi Carenr,
My Son Is Bipolar 15 1/2 And Daughter 13 Adhd..we Live In Pa, I Have Found My Reg Doc Does Step In Only In Emergencies. He Rather My Son Go Back To Hospital For Meds And Sees A Psy Once A Month And Therapist Once A Week. We Have Changed Docs Alot Due To Insurance Changes Ect... So Now I Know To Cover Him With Meds.we Always Get At Least A Refill.
Good Luck

Old 10-28-2006, 06:30 AM   #3
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Re: Help with Medication advice.

I had a similar experience with my internist. I have a really great relationship with him, so was surprised when he wouldn't get involved in prescribing any of the drugs relating to "mental health." He wanted the pdoc to handle that.
That's just what happened in my, tsohl

Old 10-28-2006, 06:42 AM   #4
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Re: Help with Medication advice.

Hi....most internists and family physicians prefer that you have your own psychiatrist perscribing and regulating your meds. That is, unless they were the ones to diagnose you.

We ran low on meds and couldn't get an appointment with the psychiatrist before the meds ran out for my daughter. It was a mess and our Pediatrician refused to perscribe. WE ended up having to get an emergency clinic appointment to cover us. You may want to check with your private physician and do the same if you are unable to have him perscribe for you.

Good luck ~ Goody

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