Guest rattled cage Posted March 13, 2008 Share Posted March 13, 2008 As my other (first) post contains, I've had to find a new doctor for my benzos, after trying 30 clinics. Now, this guy is either completely incompetent, or is testing me to see if I'm actually benefiting from benzos or am spaced out on them. For starters, I'm used to (for the last 7 years) getting the pills, which I'm on weekly, then going to the pharmacy. Not good enough for this guy - since a packet technicly lasts EIGHT days, I'm expected to go out to the pharmacy and him twice in a week, which is a bit stressful for a virtual-shut-in. Turns out the last script I filled was actually forward-dated, without him actually telling me about this, so he thinks I got it on the date he put on there, and thus when I say I'm out of them, I'm pretty much accused of being a little druggie. This is a regular occurance (and it's only just happened): I get half-way to the pharmacy, and realise that he's put the wrong medication on the script. Yesterday, I went back, after seeing him the same day, and having him correct it. THEN, after leaving, I realise that after I picked up those 2 scripts, the next lot were dated for 2 weeks in the future - and they're weeklies! A friend tells me this "you go through them every 8 days, so I'm only going to prescribe them every 8 days" thing is just splitting hairs. It's also really throwing me out of whack, if I'm expected to go down there on different days, just as my pills are running out - makes me feel like some damned methadone patient that has to go to the pharmacy and stand in front of the pharmacist to take their dose! All of this constant mistake-making, and implied drug abuse, combined with the fact that if he drops me, there are no other clinics I can go to (except perhaps a few that are 60 miles away, and I don't have my own transport) seems to be causing the problems (anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia) they're being prescribed for! I'm booked in to see a shrink, as another member suggested, but there's no guarantee he's going to agree with my medication regime, and that's a month away. So, is this current doctor just playing a sick joke on me to test whether or not I'm a genuine benzo user? I can't report him if so (biting the hand that feeds you...), and with the way I'm going, I'll lose my house and end up on the street if this keeps up, since I simply can't have my life revolve around going to the clinic 7 days a week, I need to have some time (apart from sleeping) to myself... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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