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How much guidance do you get from your GP?

Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by Cheeky_Chick, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Cheeky_Chick

    Cheeky_Chick Community Champion

    For those of you who have struggled with being able to withdraw from prescription drugs, how much guidance do you seek from your GP? I have met a range of people, some of whom need to see their GP a lot to be able to withdraw, and others who prefer to go it alone and only check in with their GP every once in a while.

    What do you think the benefits of each are when it comes to being able to manage a withdrawal? Do you think that it is easier with help, or easier without somebody looking over your shoulder all of the time?
  2. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Generally I think it is pretty easy on your own. Doctors are not there to hold your hand at home. They can lower the prescription for you. This certainly helps. Splitting them in half when ready is good. Weening off is obviously more easy that cold turkey and will have less side effects.
  3. 111kg

    111kg Community Champion

    In my country, the general practitioners are not very respected, mainly because all they do is to prescribe mostly over the counter drugs and send their patients to a specialist. They often don't remember too much medicine, this is why they have a bad reputation. I wouldn't take advice from a general practitioner from my country.
  4. iga

    iga Member

    Everything is very separated in my area of Ontario as well. You need to see several different doctors before seeing several different specialists and none of them know what the other recommended or told you to do. I've had relatives suffer serious complications because one doctor had no clue what that relative was prescribed by the doctor a week before and the different prescriptions had some nasty interactions.