Can my doctor change my dosage without talking to me?

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I have been taking Prozac for about 7 years now. When that alone wasn't working I was prescribed xanax, that was about 3 years ago. My dosage was 1mg 3x daily, it has been this for about a year. Last week on Friday I got my refill and my doctor had changed it to 1mg daily. I do not abuse my medicine, they do pill counts and urine tests every few months when I go to see the doctor, there's never been an issue. I understand that doctors don't like prescribing level 2 drugs, and I have no problem slowly tapering off of it. Also, my doctor knows that I'll be seeing a psychiatrist to take over my mess in December(where I live there's a long wait to be seen). So anyway, I tried taking to 1mg and became very sick. I went to the emergency room and was told to take 2mg daily. I can't actually get in to see my doctor until November. I just want to know if this is ok. My anxiety since the day I picked up my prescription has been terrible. I just don't know what to do.

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    well if the doctors in A&E told you to take 2mg daily and you cannot see your GP there is a problem.. your GP receives a copy of your AE report and therefore you can ask for an up in your dosage from your surgery without seeing the GP, they will do it online. You must talk to the secretary and explain, that is not acceptable you should come down from 3mg to 1mg without warning!

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    Depending on where you live if A and E have advised an increase and you cannot contact your GP work on the advisement of the hospital.

    The hospital will write to your GP and will explain what they have done. In some areas a nw system has been brought about where the report can be issued straight away, in some areas however the report will be by post.

    Phone up your surgery and make an appointment to see your GP. He will hopefully have the report and discuss your options


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    I hav a feeling this might be an error in his writing on the doctors part. Ring up and double check with receptionist and get her to check with that doctor . She'll probably get back to u.

    I've had doctors screw up on my prescription from time to time.

    If this was deliberate, I don't believe they have a right to change without ur knowledge.

    Hope this helps


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