Good question. I’ll ask him. Thanks
Good to know about sharing suicidal thoughts… although I’m still nervous about that.I used to take pain meds and anxiety meds together. This is the rebound from give the patient all the pain meds he needs, to don't give any pain meds. I took myself off my antianxiety meds and I'm doing well for the most part. Is he talking about a benzodiazepam (Klonopin, Ativan, Valium)? There are anxiety meds that are safe with pain meds. The last time I saw my pain doc, she said that their practice was going to start phasing out benzo anxiety meds.
Also, it is safe to tell your doctor about suicidal thoughts. They won't admit you for the thoughts, just if you are about to act on them or have acted on them.