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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I was recently being seen by my MD for anxiety. He was giving me 3mg's xanax per day. He was unavailable for a week so I went to a walk in clinic for a refill. He recently called and said he would no longer see me. today is day 2 and I cant sleep and am having crazy panic attacks, what should I do?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   from when you are using the medicine xanax
User :   corrrect
Doctor :   from how many days are you using this medicine xanax ?
User :   3 months
Doctor :   were you using the medicine regularly ?
User :   yes
User :   1mg 3 per day
Doctor :   apart from not getting sleep do yo have any other symptom ?
User :   im having non stop panic attacks
Doctor :   when did you stooped taking the medicine
User :   2 days ago
User :   we have 7 minutes lft i just need to know what to do
Doctor :   you are having the symptoms of withdrawal of the medicine
User :   indeed
Doctor :   you need to continue to take the medicine and it should be withdrawn gradually
User :   i know but he cut me off
Doctor :   you need to find a doctor for this at your locality who can detoxify you from the drug
User :   can you prescribe anything?
Doctor :   you need to take the same medicine
User :   i know can you prescribe it
Doctor :   and online prescription is not valid and not honoured
User :   so im stuck great
Doctor :   need not to worry
User :   i am worry im having panic attacks
Doctor :   when ever you have the panic attack start the breathing exercise to ease the panic attack
User :   i do
Doctor :   in fact relaxation therapy is the treatment of choice for the panic attack
User :   ok we have 30 seconds left, this did nothing, thanks
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