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After two months of living the scene out of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the guy dangling the Candy in front of the kids "children come get your candy"
Yes that is what my Psychiatrist was making me feel like. He was having me come in all the time and NOT giving me a script for Lexapro.
Now I understand they need to keep a close eye on you for a while but it's been almost 3 months on it.
I would go and he would ask me the same questions everytime almost as if it was a written scrpit he did with all his patients. It would take 20 minutes (if that) and cost me 80 bucks a pop! Each visit I would ask for a Prescription and his answer was " we will just do samples and you come back in a month".
Hello I may have GAD but I am no Dummy Geeze.

At my husbands request I went to my GP who upon hearing my story started shaking her head saying she hears this all the time! She gave me a exam asked lot's of questions and then not only gave me two months of samples but wrote me a script !
Me and my Pocket book wish we did this months ago.
It is so disappointing because I went for help and coping skills and all he cared about was getting my co-pay and the insurance coverage. :nono:
sadly typical, its also possible psych is being paid to do a trial on lexapro for anxiety sufferers, anyway some say lexapro is simply a rehash of citalopram at a higher price due th the patent on the earlier med expiring soon
consider generic citalopram if the lexapro is expensive for you
coping skills can be learned from sself help books on relaxation and stress managment
gentke exercise and long walks are very helpful :rolleyes:
Quote from Bell99:
After two months of living the scene out of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the guy dangling the Candy in front of the kids "children come get your candy"
Yes that is what my Psychiatrist was making me feel like. He was having me come in all the time and NOT giving me a script for Lexapro.
Now I understand they need to keep a close eye on you for a while but it's been almost 3 months on it.
I would go and he would ask me the same questions everytime almost as if it was a written scrpit he did with all his patients. It would take 20 minutes (if that) and cost me 80 bucks a pop! Each visit I would ask for a Prescription and his answer was " we will just do samples and you come back in a month".
Hello I may have GAD but I am no Dummy Geeze.

At my husbands request I went to my GP who upon hearing my story started shaking her head saying she hears this all the time! She gave me a exam asked lot's of questions and then not only gave me two months of samples but wrote me a script !
Me and my Pocket book wish we did this months ago.
It is so disappointing because I went for help and coping skills and all he cared about was getting my co-pay and the insurance coverage. :nono:


I'm not surprised at all by the Psychiatrists treatment of this. Psychiatrists, afterall, make their practice run NOT by prescribing medicine, but by seeing their patients very frequently. I'm not saying that you Psychiatrist is a crook or anything like that, but this is typically what they do...they ask you a bunch of questions, guage your answers, and presribe meds or give out samples. They don't get paid to give out samples or prescriptions which is illegal...instead, they get perks like free lunches and junk from the Pharmaceutical Drug Reps.

The thing is that now, Psychiatry and Psychology are two seperate practices. Psychiatrists deal mainly with prescribing medications and Psychologists offer counseling and therapy. If you are looking to gain more coping skills, you should probably make an appointment with a Psychologist soon...it can take several months before you can get in. It seems that since your GP is willing to presribe the medications, you might as well just stick with that.

Its kind of a shame really because there ARE Psychiatrists that take a more active role in their patients health, but it could take some time to find one. You may even want to ask your GP for a good recommendation...somewhere along the line, all doctors learn who the best in each field is around their area. Good luck ;)