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Rbyeom

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I have been seeing a psychotherapist for about 10 years now. She's worked with me, my wife, daughter and son. She's like a family member. The office she's worked out of also refilled my scripts for klonopin, wellbutron, and seriquel. She is going to another office for pay reasons and said that I could see her there. The problem is that they don't have a psychiatrist there to fill scripts. I have become dependent on the meds but do not want to go without them. I'm going to be 70 years old so what difference does it make? How do I satisfy both needs? My pcp does not like to write scripts for continued use of klonopin.
 

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Have you got a regular GP? Maybe explain the situation to your GP. That you have been on the medication for years. You can't just stop taken them. As that would be dangerous. Your GP might agree to to handle the medication side of things. Only other option is to stay were you are at. Explain to this girl your main reason why. I am sure she will understand.
 

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I started out getting meds from my GP. She sent uncomfortable refilling a controlled substance. I could ask again. I've spent 12 years building a trusting relationship with my therapist. I don't want to lose her.
I started out getting meds from my GP. She sent uncomfortable refilling a controlled substance. I could ask again. I've spent 12 years building a trusting relationship with my therapist. I don't want to lose her.
 

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We are going to have to find some way of staying with the therapist and getting your medication. You can't get it from the new place your therapist will be working in. That much we know. That either leaves a GP or even visiting a second therapist as well as the original one. The second one only for the medication. Not sure how that one would work out.
 

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You've explained my situation perfectly. Thank you. This situation is still a couple of months out, but because I am by nature a worrier, of course I am already wringing my hands, and fraught with anxiety between pill times. I will sit and ruminate over this. My GP was writing the scripts, but she was concerned about her own potential fallout from writing scripts for 3 month supplies of 3, 1 mg klonopins per day. I guess it might be wise to call my insurance company. At my age of almost seventy, I don't worry about the disease. I only know it makes me more comfortable, and that's good enough for me. As far as my therapist goes, I can't blame her for moving to a new facility because her current place of employment wants to cut wages. After investing ten years into building the relationship of trust, I can't imagine starting over. I would order meds online if I thought I could get away with it.
 

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Thing with medication off the internet is you never know what you are really getting. Bit like buying them off a street dealer. Hard to know what is really in them. I am aware that some doctors are against that form of medication. I live in Ireland. We get them no problem at all. In the UK there is a ban on them. Or there was last time I checked. Simply stopped using them. I think younger doctors are more against them than older doctors. Just a whole new breed of doctors who were taught to think a different way. Maybe your GP would be willing to write out 1 month scripts. Whole thing about 3 month scripts, in the eyes of some GP's is that a person could OD. I had to explain to my own doctor that the scripts stay in the chemist. I don't have them at home with me. The chemist knows a script is due. No getting them before that date. So try for 1 month scripts. GP might be more willing to go along with that.
 

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I don't think I would try ordering on the internet. I don't why I said that. Out of frustration I guess. I'm in the US, and it's illegal to order medications on line. I hear some get through and they are as advertised. It would be my luck that I would get caught, or worse sick. I am retired from the military, and we are required to use a program called Express Scripts. It's cheaper, but they like to work with 3 month orders. I think I will call my insurance company, (also run by the military) and ask if I can see a therapist at one office, and the psychiatrist (who I call the pill guy) at his current office. I'm not going to know if I don't start somewhere.
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I'm in the UK and ordered klonopin online, which is technically illegal. They were definitely the real deal though, because when they ran out I had withdrawals. Worst weekend of my life.
 

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I know a guy who went through the klonipin withdrawals too. Very tough. I would just never go on the stuff in the first place. 11 years ago I took Valium for 10 days. I got it online from offshore. Not illegal exactly. They claimed a doctor acutually prescribed it. I belive them. I'm a very trusting fellow!
 

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Benzo withdrawal is supposed to be the worst of all the withdrawal types. I believe it; a couple of years after my run-in with klonopin I ended up dependent on Xanax (I'm a slow learner). That took me 5 months of hell to come off, a real waking nightmare. I believe it's permanently damaged my nervous system.
 
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