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I hope I have posted this in the correct place.
I have PTSD, Recurrent depressive disorder and GAD.
I have been getting a VERY limited supply of diazepam for the last couple of years (aprox. 10, 5mg tablets every 3 MONTHS) it has been a real struggle each and every time to get the prescrition, having to explain why I want it to a doctor who ive not seen before, despite it being all over my records as to why I want them, which goes part way to retraumatising me each and everytime. I havent even been able to successfully get into therapy due to being retraumatised again and again.
I am VERY annoyed about how limited I am to my access to this drug. My psychiatrist has agreed I can have 4 per month, which is kind of like adding insult to injury to he honest.
I am so frustrated with only being able to havw 4 a month. I am more than aware of the consequences of taking diazepam and benzos, including increased tolerance and addiction. Whilst I understand that rationale I still have a severely limited life and have VERY severe panic attacks that need aborting and I dont have that option because I can only obtain 4 per month.
I just need to know they are there availabl If I need them. I not even saying I would take more than 1 per week but knowing that they are there if I need them would be really helpful. Knowing I dont have any only goes to increase the intensity of panic attacks because of knowing I have no option to abort the panic attack.
Im not asking the doctors to give me 100s of diazepam but maybe a full box of 28 and see how long it lasts. I just feel like im being treated like a child, only being given 4 per month.
How can I approach this with my GP tomorrow. Im getting so frustrated with this whole situation. I feel like they hear what Im saying but dont actually listen
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