I have quite a bad anxiety problem (along with depression naturally) and I find that I am anxious to some level all through the day. I also occasional "breakthrough" anxiety similar to breakthrough pain depending on what is happening and my mood, but I am just being prescribed 8mg of ativan a day which I have been on for over 6 months, and have been on some sort of benzo for nearly 3 years. I know it is possible to prescribe two different benzos at a time or prescribe a higher dose of what I am on but my current Dr. claims that 8mg is the dose limit (he is changing location and hours so I will be switching Dr.'s soon.
Does anyone have any experience with being on two or needing medication for anxiety for most of the day? I would really like some insight before I see my new doctor