Guest Nova Posted December 7, 2007 Share Posted December 7, 2007 Hi all, My Psychiatrist got me addicted to Xanax this past summer. Before that, I only took a Xanax everyo once in a while whenever I had an anxiety attack. However, this past summer I began having hormonal issues likely being brought on by a pituitary tumor. anyways, these issues began giving me INSANE fits of sheer panic on an everyday basis. That's when my Psychiatrist told me to take 1 mg Xanax / 2x a day. Well, my body has become quite tolerant of it and, I'm just taking it cause I'm addicted to it - its calming effects only last about an hour an my nerves are fried 24/7. So he said, since the Xanax isn't doing its job anymore, he's switching me to Valium, 5mg 2x/day. I called him up the other day and told him I'm rather insecure about this because I'm afraid of Xanax withdrawal. He told me I wouldn't withdraw because they're both benzos. And that makes sense, but... I asked him about the equivilency. He INSISTED 5mg Valium is equivilent to 1mg Xanax. I told him that doesn't sound right to me, and he lost his patience. He totally flipped on me, told me never to call that number again unless it's an emergency, and that he had to go. He became very, very rude with me and this isn't the first time he's done so. I tried to reason with him; asking if he could please, PLEASE taper me off the Xanax while I crosstaper and adjust to the Valium. A month ago he said that would be ok. but when he was wiggin' out on me over the phone, he said absolutely not. That would be malpractice and that I have to take either one or the other, not both under any circumstances. Then he hung up on me. I'm running out of Xanax fast and all I have in front of me is this damn Valium which I am scared to death of. I've called several pharmacies and they all tell me I should have a problem. But I'm paranoid as all hell because I've lost trust in my Psychiatrist. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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