Hello to all. I live in OH and am wondering if anyone has the problem that I have encountered. I take one measly 2mg ativan at night to sleep. I have had insomnia for over 20 years. Its hard for my area to keep doctors. So now I have been seeing an NP at a large non profit place. She cut my dose to 1mg. I am doing ok on it but wow! Due to taking it for so long I went into withdrawal. She prescribed Doxepin and that really helped a lot but I felt like a zombie while taking it.
So tomorrow she is going to try to take me down to .5mg and I know that is not going to work. Been there and done that. I have been soooooooo nervous about this. I take other meds that have so many dangers of side effects but the medical community does not seem to care. Where I live is one of the worst heroin addicted areas in the country. Lisa Ling even did a documentary about it. LOL!
Its this type of treatment that has driven me to have to find other sources. If I don't sleep, I don't function and have extreme pain. Why do I have to suffer for what others do? I get so sick of it. At the ER after I ran a rusty metal rod straight through my foot, they gave me tramadol. Unbelievable!
This has been the worst year of my life and this NP knows it. Death of very close dear relative, severe financial issues, I was assaulted.. blah blah blah. I could actually use more anti-anxiety meds..not less. Where is the compassion? Thanks for listening/reading.