Since switching to immediate release I've been sleeping better but when i do need sleeping pills the next day i feel like i have a drug hangover if that makes since and they do nothing for aniexty i sometimes feel or brain chatter spinning i was involved in an auto accicent and dislocated my shoulder was given diazpan for spasms and it took care of that as well as aniexty slept like a baby.didn't feel drugged out the next day had mri was given ativan before worked good also didn't try sleeping on it though used xanix which of the 3 is safest mind you ive had xanix and diazpan in med cadet for 6 mos never using them well not entirely true i do use xanix when i get panic attack but a script of 30 ,25mg has lasted mos and i prolly have 15 left so which is safest and would i have the best shot at getting proscribed
All three: xanax, ativan, and valium (diazepam) are benzodiazepines which are all addictive meaning you have to wean off when discontinuing so to prevent withdrawals. This is especially important with benzo's because abruptly stopping can cause seizures. As far as which would be best for sleep, I know folks on each of these for sleep and all work well. Don't believe that anyone is going to be more likely prescribed than the other. Really depends on the doctor.
It isn't addiction when you have to be weaned off a med, its dependence. Addiction is pathological, and as balbanese said, it isn't the med that causes addiction its the person. Many drugs cause dependence and you have to wean off of them, including things like gabapentin and anti depressants and they aren't addicting. Of the 3 you mentioned, Valium has the best muscle relaxing qualities. They all cause dependence and if a person is so inclined they can all be abused.
Hello toddcas, Do you take Trazodone with a light snack such as a cracker for example? Trazodone needs to be taken with food for it to work properly. You don't want anything heavy before bed though. Valium is good for sleep and anxiety. Valium also has the longest half life of all benzo's. Xanax and Ativan are good to take only once in awhile for panic attacks. Between the two, probably Ativan would be best. Hope you soon get some good sleep... pamee
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