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Doctors' responsibilities

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by cathy, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. cathy

    cathy Member

    Has anyone out there had an experience with a doctor in which he wouldn't continue prescribing something helpful and you felt judged but didn't understand what he thought or suspected?
    Years ago I was on Phentermine, a schedule 4 diet Med. I took more per day than allowed because I didn't want to be hungry, not because I was seeking a high. I discontinued it abruptly and became highly depressed and anxious. It was hell. Now, looking back, I realize, he must have thought I increased the dosage to be high. I wish he had had the decency to just share his concern/suspicions honestly. How many of you have been treated this way?
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @cathy... I haven't personally had something like that happen to me, but I know many people who have. I think a lot of doctors stop prescribing some medications for people without thinking about the consequences/withdrawal issues. And I know many doctors prescribe stuff for people without discussing issues like addiction/withdrawal. Doctors need to be more responsible when it comes to RXs.