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Rx meds - August 6th 2010, 10:36 PM

I was prescribed some meds to help with anxiety/depression. The dosage of the anxiety medication is basically half of what I need to experience relief. If I take them as required rather than as directed will I be able to get the prescription filled before the 30 days it's intended to last have passed? I don't understand exactly how prescriptions work. My guess is that I will have to discuss this with my doc but that's weeks from now. Just curious here.

Note that I'm not doing anything stupid or unhealthy; my prescribed dosage is the absolute minimum of what is considered to be effective. The "increase" that I intend to do would not exceed the amounts typically prescribed for my condition.
   
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Re: Rx meds - August 11th 2010, 09:00 AM

Don't let your personal idea of treatment overrule what the doctor says. Before you try anything different, schedule an appointment with him/her about it. The doctor will be able to give you the right answer for how much you should take, and can probably even issue a new prescription. It doesn't necessarily have to be weeks away if you make an appointment soon


   
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Re: Rx meds - August 11th 2010, 09:18 AM

Having been through anxiety meds i'd actually say continue taking what works for you and no more and get an appointment ASAP so you don't run out. My doctor immediately upped my dosage when i told him it didn't work and even asked me how much worked for me.


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