The problem is I can't even get to see a psychiatrist except for the community health one who's seen me once. He doesn't k ow me at all. He just came on board to talk about meds. I 've been prescribed prn s before but this psych doesn't want me to have anything no matter how bad it gets I'm expected to breathe through it. I don't really care what kind just different to the seroquel 25mg because they don't help. I just want something there that I can take in an emergency that works. I'm given prn s for migraine that I keep in the cupboard in case so that's kind of what I want to ask for but I'm not confident in asking^I suppose there are a few factors. Firstly, does your doctor know you thoroughly and are they confident that you are not going to misuse the prn dosage? Not saying you will, just asking if that box has been ticked?
Secondly, what is the drug that you are asking to use as prn?
- If it's a highly addictive drug, chances are that few doctors would feel confident in prescribing prn except in very particular patients and specific circumstances.
- In any case, regardless of the drug most doctors, acting in your best interests, will monitor any prn drug closely because if it's not working or you are using it too frequently then another type of drug, another dosage regime, or alternative treatment might need to be considered.
I don't have a regular psychiatrist just one who comes in when I need to talk meds he's not a fan of prn s for severe panic but once in a while I don't have an option I'm that bad.I first told my Psychiatrist that I would be working with my therapist on coping skills for anxiety and I asked... I said, "I want to ask you about the medication Effexor. I heard it could be helpful for anxiety and panic as well as fibromyalgia," .... is that something we could try???" He thought my request was reasonable. Though it is not a prn but to be taken daily.
I also totally agree with what @blackemerald1 has said.
I've also tried a few meds including effexor I was terrible on it
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