I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and occasionally have a full blown panic attack. Thankfully, I haven’t had a panic attack in years because of Paxil. Anyway, for insomnia (I just lay in bed and fidgit, pick at my cuticles... ) I tried a small dose of Trazodone. Boy was that a mistake. Within 10 minutes it hit me hard and I was so sleepy I almost couldn’t move, but AT THE SAME TIME, I was severely anxious. So my body wanted to sleep but was jumping and panicky and fought it.
My question is, with Restoril being a benzo, which I’ve had before and it definitely took away the anxiety, would it help me relax so my body could get the sleep it’s ready for? Or would Restoril cause me more anxiety like Trazodone?