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OK, so somehow this past month I managed to lose an entire bottle of Xanax. Like 60 pills or something.<br><br>
I like to have a bottle of anti-anxiety meds in the house, because they tend to help with severe sensory overload, grownup-style "meltdowns," and other Spectrum goodness. One bottle can last me ages--my last bottle mostly expired, and I brought them in to show my new neurologist and he wrote me a great big prescription for a new, fresh bottle. Which, I lost. Hadn't even taken any. But when I need them, I NEED them.<br><br>
When it's something like Xanax, will a doctor believe "Oh, I lost them!" if he has no reason to think you're a liar or a drug-seeker? This is a new doctor, who doesn't really know me all that well.<br><br>
Those are the only anti-anxiety meds that really work for me, since I don't want to take something regularly, just "as needed." I'd really feel a lot more comfortable having them around. Should I ask the doctor for a (very) early refill?
 

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No, I think yo're screwed. I'm sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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For a new doctor? Probably not. You could volunteer for a blood test though. (Although a common thing to do is sell them).<br><br>
With any luck, he might *just this once* write you a perscription, but your insurance definitely won't cover it.
 

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well maybe if u ask for a refill of like 10 he'd/she'd be more willing to do a refill that way its like yeah u're not gonna make 600 bucks on them or whatever they re more for emergencies.......
 

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And the 10 could maybe help you relax to be able to find the other bottle?? Or is this lost not a "I know it's somewhere in the house, but won't find it for a million years lost?"
 

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Honestly, I think five or ten would be fine. I didn't need 60! Given that I'm pregnant now, it's highly unlikely that I'd take them at all unless something really severe happened and it became the lesser of two evils. I'm thinking I might just let it go.
 

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My mom always says "the answer's 'no' until you ask!" So go ahead and ask. The fact that he gave you such a huge bottle kind of shows that he thinks you're not a junkie or anything. I'd call and explain the situation to the nurse, and ask if you might be able to get a few pills to last until your next appt, or until you find the bottle (like a PP asked, is it lost lost or somewhere in the house lost?).
 

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I had something similar happen to me a few years ago. I had my purse stolen with a brand-new bottle of ativan in it, which I took for restless legs syndrome.<br><br>
Luckily, for me, my doctor knew me and knew that yes, I could do something so stupid and filled them without question/problem. I guess if it would happen more than 1=2 times, then they'd have reason to be suspicious, but anyone could lose a script (i've lost my my kids meds many times too)
 
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