My medical doctor asked me if I need to see a psychiatrist! I asked him why? He said that it was strange that I asked for Lorazapam (an addictive drug) to help with anxiety, when I'm also trying to quit alcohol (also an addictive drug). I asked for Lorazapam by name because it helped me get through a nasty divorce where physical assault and PTSD were involved. I didn't get hooked on the stuff. When I was done, I was done. Period. My doctor initially gave me Buspirone which sent me into a very bad state of mind! Now he has prescribed Nortriptylin. I'm going to Google it before I take it. I told him "no more mood altering drugs". We'll see!
Many general practitioners are trying to steer away from prescribing Ativan which is habit forming and prefer to steer ppl to a psych doc.It is a drug one doesn't just stop taking,as you know you have to wean yourself off of it.
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