Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Comments by Annie_S

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  • I found this letter as I was doing a search for letters written to doctors. I live with an ativan user/abuser and am writing a letter to her doctor because I don’t know what else to do. Calls to narcotic help lines have only revealed the obvious: until she is willing to seek help, there is nothing that can be done. My hope in writing her doctor is that together she and the doctor can come up with some sort of plan to help wean her off.

    After a long day of watching her hallucinate we found her prescription bottle and counted what was left. In just over 24 hours, she’d taken 13 ativan. It wasn’t the first time (far from it) that her odd, high, behavior led us to seek help.

    Anyway, this is of course a long story that I’ll cut short here. I applaud you Lisa for this letter and for being self-aware enough to wean yourself off of the meds. These drugs are ugly and poisonous.

    Wishing you all the best,