Psychiatrists are money hungry and set us into a trap! « on: June 17, 2016, 03:57:21 am »
My family is completely outraged right now, including myself because I am the one going through everything right now. When I walked into my doctor’s office last year, my doctor told me she was prescribing me Klonopin since I did not respond well to antidepressants. I was told about the risks and benefits of taking the medication (meaning while on it) but not the long-term effects and what coming off the medication would be like. I was never advised that klonopin is considered off-label treatment for long term use and I was never advised that the FDA strongly recommends that any benzo should be used for short term use only.
My question is how do doctor’s get away with this? it is all about corporate greed! I pay my psychiatrist out of pocket and the treatment is not covered by my insurance. Yes, the klonopin worked well for me for the first few months I took it but after a while, it completely lost its therapeutic value and I was back to square one again with anxiety worse than ever, only now with this burden on me of having to come off it. I really would like to know how doctors get away with this and why they are NOT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW to inform patients that there are serious risks involved if the medication is prescribed for more than a couple of weeks. I think they really do want to keep us dependent so they keep getting paid. Perfect case in point, when I told my doctor my anxiety was coming back and the klonopin was doing nothing for me anymore, her first recommendation was to increase it. My answer: like hell! This was after I educated myself that klonopin and other benzos loose their value after taking it for long periods and the only way to make the anxiety go away is to take more and more and more! It is an abomination and just plain cruel to put peoples quality of life on the line for their own selfish benefits. I am not even going to bother making complaints. I complained to the FDA and I was told to fill out an application. I complained to several pharmaceutical companies and I just got hung up on! Again, thank God for Benzobuddies!
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