How do I explain to my Dr. that I want to stay on my medication?

I have been on an anti-anxiety medication that works for me. It is a medication that should not be used long-term but the only thing that works.....believe me, I tried other drugs over a 7 yr. period. I have another appt. soon and I'm afraid that my Dr. will suggest that I try to ween myself off this med. What is a good way to speak to a Dr. so that she will take me seriously and understand how important this is to me? THANKS for any help!!
By karidu 9 years ago :: General
  • Robert Betancourt
    MA, Professional Counseling,Therapist
    Emotional Healing-25+ years experience in helping people find solutions that work. "one of the best therapists here" $1.25/minute
       4.94/5 Chat Now Call Now
  • Milton Mankoff
    Ph.D.; LMSW
    Misunderstandings can create or escalate conflicts, but genuine incompatibility can also exist within relationships. Non-judgmental. LGHBTQIA-supportive. $1.38/minute
       4.92/5 Chat Now Call Now
  • View More Experts