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I need a solution and am so terrified..heart weak and fast Xanax withdrawl.......

I have been on XANAX 2 MG 3X DAILY FOR SEVERAL YEARS, PRESCRIBED BY MY Cardiologist. I have lousy HMO INSURANCE, SO ONE MAY BE ASSURED I DO NOT GET THE GOOD DOCTORS. I have Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension. My Cardiologist gave me my last 10 day supply and assured me the state would not let him prescribe any more. I ended up in two cardiac wards, each Psychiatrist trying to wean me off too fast, creating all the sicknes that comes with benzo withdrawl. I have a little left and no private Psychiatrist will take me, even if I pay.The hospital-based rehabs only give me 7 days and it's back home to deal with Xanax withdrawl. I have called all over and am afraid for my heart and body.I don't know what to do.Doctors in USA DO A FAIR JOB IF YOU PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR INSURANCE. I CANNOT. I AM SO DEPRESSED AND HOPELESS.  I am on 6 mg. again but only have a few days left. Please if you have any suggestions....
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1283286 tn?1312911966
Policy's and money? Your dead on target..Our Dr's are now being threatened with DEA and conglomerate medical groups with sanctions or possible loss of license with the new rule books that have hit the medical community..I lost my old Dr of the past 10 years a couple years ago due to a prescription of oxy that a man's wife was selling. This person had a federal disability ,had been being prescribed these for years, and they went after my Dr as if he was responsible..He landed up paying a fine in excess of 70,000 and just dropped under the radar..He didn't lose his license as best I know, but nobody has a clue as to where he is now. He was well, well liked in this community, voted Chamber of Commerce person of the year etc etc, and the nxt thing we know, he is pretty much discredited to the point he left the community. One total pile of royal BS...
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1135275 tn?1586565652
why are they discontinuing it? you have no choice but to find a doctor willing to do a correct taper, or else detox in the hospital. those really are your only 2 options.

why would they just d/c it like that? any family doctor should be willing to help you out at least a little.
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I can tell you that a Dr or health care office can just drop you off it. I was seeing a Dr for 5 years and he changed from being a hospital affiliated to a community health care and I went in for my refill of vicoden which I got every month and was told he quit the practice and there was no Dr to take his place and the new rule was they would now not prescribe any opiets or benz. was told to get a new Dr not so easy as I am on bcn hmo and no one wants to take me. So that started me on this journey I am on. My niece was droped off of oxy so quickly that she has seizures and ended up in the hospital. No one cares about the pt anymore just policies and money.
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1283286 tn?1312911966
Sorry Lira, I did not know you had posted above when putting mine together. I would move it but it doesn't connect with the other conversations..I was reaffirming 0421's perceptions above. When this action happened. everyone who was receiving prescriptions of whatever nature pretty much were put in a cold turkey situation at the behest of or overly ambitious prosecutors looking to make a name for themselves and an example out of him...That was the reality of it..
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The people who are afraid to lose their licenses and put a patient's life in jepordy should be fined. The legal people are probably getting involved because the "Insurance companies are paying for my prescriptions." So I will pay myself for a private psychiatrist and pay for my meds. Seems I can't GET INTO A HOSPITAL BASED REHAB BECAUSE OF MY HEART FAILURE. YES IT'S TRUE. I will be seeing another primary care psysician wnd can only get a nurse practioner who has to use a special prescription pad to write for "Pain killing drugs and benzos.'' 20 YEARS i HAVE BEEN ON BENZOS, DIDN'T ABUSE THEM, TOOK WHAT DOC ORDERED. I am sick to death and scared to approach the doctors. AT least my old doc gave me 2 months supply. He was humane.The government does not care if we live or die. I can't even get into a state rehab because of my heart failure-the doctors, psychiatrist when I was in the hospital all she wanted was me in rehab, and she didn't care how sick I was. She even took me off the heart monitor before withdrawl kicked in, it was awful. No sleep, heart with tactacardia, etc. I am getting in touch with a lawyer to see what he can do. If I live that long. Yes, the government wants people to work for them so THEY get richer. My heart goes out to all the people who should have been treated fairly. Fight back, there are lawyers who will talk  and free ones as well. I am sure if a rehab puts me in for a 5-7 day detox-there will be trouble for sure. I have seen many hard working people who did not have good insurance die of preventable things. Be happy if you have medicaid and medicare. You're covered. I am sick all over and scared because I have so little left and have to appeal without getting hysterical for a slow detox, thats all I want , and with Xanax it takes months. Love to you all and God Bless you. Try to take action., try not to give up. Complaints can be made. As I understand it the doctor has to give at least one month's supply, by law.
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