.Ativan, Klonopine\, Valium, Xanax?
Yes, unfortunately, the medications you listed are all benzodiazepines which are addictive for some. You could try one of the antidepressants, many of which help with anxiety. There is also BuSpar for anxiety disorder. Neither of these are addictive though you can't just stop taking them abruptly without repercussions.
these medications work for some but for other they can add more problems,
I am a dose of Benzodiazepine, but you know I see the doctor for another problem which includes the doctors expertese in giving this, I developed a plan when I first started using this, each time I visit the doctor I keep a written log of what I take, I have seen first hand what increasing the dose without medical help can do and how quick problems can arise, I think that when the need for any medications whether it be these or the newer type drugs it should be under the watchful eye of a doctor who knows the person, medicines have potential for side effects and doctors should be aware of how the patient is tolerating any treatment. I wish you the very best- Carigsonbj
I use a muscle relaxant called Soma (the generic version) for my insomnia.
Some people on this site hate it, a couple of us love it. You can not use it if you have 'an addictive personality', but otherwise it appears to be safe. I have taken the same dose since '06, and it still works just the same. It does NOT leave me feeling drugged out the next morning. Plus, it's cheap!
Good Luck to you, mary, madhatter
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