So last year when we moved here I got assigned to the most amazing clinic. They have next to no wait for care and their pharmacy is super fast (less than 10 minutes on a bad day). This may seem like a silly thing but on a military base it is not unusual to have to wait for a few weeks to a month for a regular appointment. Lord forbid you need a specialist. Tdocs and psychiatrists are easy to get if your a Soldier but not if you are a family member. The pharmacy has a minimum of a two hour wait for new prescriptions. There is a 3 day wait for a refill. You get one emergency oops refill and then after that they refuse. Anyway the only draw back of this clinic is the doctor I got assigned. (Nope we don't get to pick). I have long term insomnia, depression, and migraine treatments documented in my records. So far though she keeps giving me referrals to a Psychiatrist and the neurologists for treatment. The referrals for the Psychiatrist have all been wrong. 1st I got a clinic that only did psychiatrist appts for emergency medicine therapy. The 2nd referral was to a pain management clinic????? Those are just the two I remember there were a couple that I only made a call and got the information that the referral was wrong. I have tried to be patient and work with her though since it is difficult to get a doctor change. The first six months I was lucky because I saw a urgent care doctor who wrote my sleeping pills, depression medications, and migraine medications for me. The second six months I got lucky and when I went in for a sinus infection I got the same urgent care doctor. My doctor refused to and write the referrals even after I told her I was having some episodes of deeper depression. I went to the referrals and did the sleep hygiene stuff but still wants those docs to write the medications. She has only willingly treated me for high blood pressure and a pap smear. So last week I called for a refill of my sleeping pills and the flexeril I take nightly for muscle tension migraines. I get an email saying NO she won't fill them and that I need to see the psychiatrist. So I am out of medication. I emailed the patient advocate for help and finally after four days got a call. I then reminded the patient advocate I had filed a complaint about 2-3 months ago about the same doctor and gotten no return calls even after calling them back for support. I got a call within 3 hours and got a new doctor but still no medications. (I was so happy to get a new doctor I didn't even think to get medications). Now on to why I am angry. For the first 48 hours without medications I was unable to sleep. I still had to work and carpool my easy child though and I am sure I was not safe to drive. I was also extremely angry for no reason. When I finally did get sleep I kept having weird dreams and waking up sweating to the point my sheets were wet. My joints were really sore so I had to shift a lot or I was in pain. No matter how much coffee I drank the next day I was exhausted and felt like I had a mild case of the flu. Oh yeah and my stomach was upset. Anyone recognize the symptoms of withdrawal. Yep I just did the research and it is well known that Lunesta has to be weaned off of and that flexeril should not be given long term. Thank goodness I am a stickler about taking medications the way they are prescribed after years of working in pharmacy. It took me 2 minutes to google it and find that these are normal symptoms that are not related to addiction just withdrawal without medical supervision! I am so pissed! Seriously I only started taking the flexeril six months ago when the urgent care doctor suggested having less muscle tension would decrease the onset of muscle tension migraines. I saw the neurologist after that and he changed my migraine medications but left me on the flexeril. I took one low dose at night not the much higher dose people take when they have injuries. I have been on Lunesta for over 5 years and the doctor simply refuses to refill it without researching if it has to be weaned off of. Her freaking clinic Commander called me and never mentioned it. I had to do the research. Thank God I didn't have the severe anxiety attacks and the seizures that are also often related with stopping Lunesta without weaning off. I am so angry they put my life in jeopardy for no reason!