I'm new here. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder 20 years ago. The first year or so was a real struggle. Had to take things day by day marking each day off the calendar that I made it through. I learned to keep my life as simple as possible to keep my stress levels as low as possible. Tried several anti-depressants with no help. Have had excellent success with Xanax or Klonopin. However, doctors seem afraid to prescribe these drugs. Can't find a doctor to write me a script for more than 30 days. Going to the doctors office every 30 days for refills seems idiotic to me. I have better things to do.
I am currently being prescribed .25 mg of Xanax twice per day which is very effective for my anxiety. I found a nurse practitioner (NP) who will write me a script for .5 mg twice per day which allows me a 2 month supply. Told by her to call for refills when I run out. I called the office 2 days before running out. Told by office manager that a message would be left. 3 days later I called to see if the NP got the message as I am out. Once again told it would be looked into. 5 days later called back. The office manager told me that she is going to put me on the "list". I'm assuming the "list" is labeling me as a drug seeker.
Xanax is a long time proven treatment for anxiety. Why am I having such a hard time finding a doctor who will treat me long term? I'm so frustrated with the negative stigma associated with this disease. Nobody seems to want to treat me. Tired of feeling like a "drug seeker" because an effective treatment exists and I'm tired of suffering needlessly.
Do I have any recourse here? Very frustrated.....