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Anxiety disorder on klonopin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   HI. I currently have anxiety/depression and am taking 2mg Klonopin and 100 mg Zoloft. I am in the process of finding another psychiatrist since mine will be retiring soon. Would you mind going over my condition to see if you can prescribe this medication for me?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i can discuss your problem with you
User :   I was admitted to the hospital when I was 24 with rapid heartbeat.
User :   169 beats per minute
Doctor :  
but i will not be able to prescribe the medication
User :   dehydrated
User :   that's okay
Doctor :  
since i am not examining you personally
User :   i understand
Doctor :  
The prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out. Since we havenâ??t physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs.
User :   i understand
Doctor :   you can opt to see another doctor in place of him to get the prescription medication
Doctor :  
now are you on regular medications?
User :   yes
User :   i take my medications as prescribed
Doctor :  
are you still having anxiety symptoms?
User :   i do occasionally
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but i do not want to increase the dosage of klonopin
User :   is there anything else I can do?
Doctor :  
are you following anxiety relieving techniques?
User :   i don't really know of any
User :   i have generalized anxiety disorder
Doctor :  
there are certain tips and techniques that help to control these symptoms
User :   i have heard that exercise is good
Doctor :  
i will help you with few tips that you can follow for a month and see if you feel any diference
User :   that sounds great
User :   i really do appreciate your help, doctor
Doctor :  
1) try to identify situations and things that trigger these symptoms
Doctor :  
2) avoid such triggers in future
User :   should i go to a psychiatrist or psychologist?
Doctor :   3) if you feel the symptoms are about to statrrt or have started, then take deep breaths
User :   okay
Doctor :  
upto 10
Doctor :  
4) talk to your freinds or family members
Doctor :  
4) divert your mind to something different, try playing a game (your favorite sport) or listen to music
Doctor :  
5) go out in open, take a walk.
User :   those all sound like great advice
Doctor :  
6) use shades of blue rather than yellow/orange/red
User :   ahhh
User :   well that would explain why blue is my favorite color
Doctor :  
these are few tips that will help you to come out of it
User :   great
User :   should i go to a psychiatrist or psychologist?
Doctor :  
if you feel that these tips are not helping along with your regular medication
Doctor :  
you should take a consult with them
User :   okay
User :   with both of them?
Doctor :  
a psychologist should be okay if only counselling is needed
Doctor :  
a psychiatrist if you need to change your medication or the dose of current medication
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes i ahve
User :   thank you
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form, and comment box, and say done when done.
User :   no
User :   thak you
Doctor :  
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