Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I"m Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
hello Dr Phil, sorry for my slow response i am getting confused.....my name is Chris
So are you on any benzo now?
or both librium and lorazepam are gone?
I am on Librium 20mg today, reduced to 10mg tomorrow...but i have also been taking Lorazepam 1mg twice a day
You should be fine as long as you are on librium
yes, i understand that but my librium will finish very soon next wednesday i think
okay that is too soon
Can your doctor refill librium?
my GP has not prescribed the librium, it has been prescribed by a clinic
can the clinic continue it or will the GP be willing?
no, when my course finishes that will be it although they will support me with talking and group therapy
did you ask the GP?
yes, i am quite sure my gp thinks that the librium being tapered will be enough benzo treatment to end my lorazepam too... as i said i have been on lorazepam for 3 years
I think you have no choice now but to be honest with everyone
That will be a good start to your sobriety
And your GP will know that it is dangerous to just stop the lorazepam
They can continue it out for a bit longer
up until i was prescribed Lorazepam my life was hell...this depression and anxiety has been present for 10 years....if lorazepam is discontinued i fear what will happen...i can't go through it all again
You can do it
It will be different this time without drugs/alcohol
I believe in you and you have to believe in yoursel
it is part of getting sober
I just don't know what to say....I am obviously going to have to try and see a psychiatrist...i am lost for words...sorry
Yes, you will
That is part of healing too
Chris, this is the start of a long journey
I know you are scared
But you have to be strong
And find the strength in yourself to get better
You are not the only addict that has faced this
you will face it an come out the other side and be okay
ok thank you
Chris, do you have a family?
none at all? No parents?
im divorced and live alone...I have been alone for almost ten years..i only go out if i have to...I drank alone, i do everything alone
I'm sorry Chris
Maybe sobriety will open some doors for you
I have hope for you deep in my heart Chris.
my only family is my 2 children that live in Dublin...i am in birmingham
I'm sure your kids want to see you sober Chris
i have not seen them in seven years due to a restraining order...they don't even know me
If that isn't a reason to get sober, I don't know what it
you can do it my friend :)
ok, i have to go..thank you for you're support
you're welcome Chris
Let me know how you are doing in a few days
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can you try again. sorry my bad
it will not let me click?