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  • #381938
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    hey there everyone, I only want to find out, as you can see, what it is the best anti anxiety medication out there in your opinion. I have to say that I am currently using 10 mg of diazepam 5 times per week one pill a day and the rest 2 days per week I am taking a break in order to reduce the tolerance and the dependency to it. I know that getting tolerance high would lead to the need of using more to get the same effect but using more (and more often) leads to addiction which I am afraid. now, the reason that I am using it is… well… I really do not like labeling a term such as social anxiety, however if you want to put a name to it then so be it as I don’t have anything against, as I am not really getting any anxious or anything at all whenever when I am speaking to new people or whenever when I am in a working environment, in such situations I’m always very confident. however… the problem is only when I am getting out with friends (I know it sounds strange but that’s my type) when I am getting the anxiety feeling and that’s the time when I find the need to use the medication. the thing is that I am very afraid that I’m not cool enough or that I am having a napoleon complex, as such is it the human nature that we all gossip behind each other’s back and I perfectly do know that this is no good. and please, trust me… I would really love not to give a damn about what anybody is thinking one day and to be free of all of this, but unfortunately, it is a lot much more harder than it sounds.

    plus I also must say that whilst I have only used pams and nothing else, I am being really curious if there are any other alternatives either to this thing as I do find that I am pretty forgetful sometimes and I hate it and I do think that it is from this. I’ve read a bit online about them and I’ve seen that they CAN make you feel like that. so if I could take something else that would be great. also, while I have been doing my research I have read that either Klonopin or Clonazepam are some good alternatives to my needs. so please, I would really love to hear other people’s options on the pros and on the cons between the 3 or any other suggestions that you might have for me. I would also appreciate some natural methods too (I know that many of you would recommend me to fight with it naturally) as I would try them, but I would also need to find out more about non-natural methods either. thank you very much in advance for all.

  • #381939
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    hi. I was using 10 mg of diazepam 3 times per day (a total of 30 mg of diazepam a day), my new primary doctor has seen that I have been using morphine 30 mg er 2 times a day and ir 2 or maybe 3 times a day as it was needed for my breakthrough pain that I was suffering from. plus that that, I am also using temazepam 30 mg for sleep and soma (which is a muscle relaxer) four times per day for my muscle spasms that I had and for pains either. he then has switched me to the alprazolam instead of the diazepam due to the fact that all of the medications had pretty long half life and the alprazolam is having a shorter half life and that is why the alprazolam is not going to stay in my system as long as the diazepam would (diazepam is having a longer half life and if I am not wrong – clonazepam even longer). the reason, he said, that there are already too many of the active medications on my central nervous system at once and that is why he has given me the shorter half life of alprazolam. I am really glad that he did due to the fact that it does seem like the alprazolam is working much better for me 1 mg taken 2 times a day than the diazepam. alprazolam must be stronger, I guess. so I am not very sure but I just can guess that you might want to be switched to alprazolam which might be better? anyway, for me, I do know for sure that alprazolam is the best anti anxiety medication. but I’ve heard that it greatly depends on each person so you must try them all to find one for sure. good luck

  • #381940
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    hi, I just seen this part: *plus I also must say that whilst I have only used pams and nothing else, I am being really curious if there are any other alternatives either to this thing as I do find that I am pretty forgetful sometimes and I hate it and I do think that it is from this.* and I wanted to comment on it.

    so, I have been on xanax for more than 25 years now and there are some times when I am being ‘labeled’ as a ‘drug seeker’ etc. and whenever this happens it would send me straight over the top! you have no idea how angry that makes me feel. whatever the case, I have settled down since those days. I just know that that I’m now a sick person who is trying to stay well by continuing to use my medications as it is needed so that I can lead a normal and productive life. I should say that it has been an wonderful feeling to finally feel comfortable enough to be able to take our daughter to her practices and from time to time to even stay to chit chat with some other moms out there. those who never struggled with anxiety never know the happy feeling when you are finally able to do this. in fact, there’s an even bigger happiness, when you can go to restaurants and not to feel like that… I can tell you that going out to a restaurant that has been my one pet peeve… that in fact, I am still suffering from this (somewhat) from after all these years, but I am doing A LOT much more better now than how I used to be in the past. those kind of places used to press me so much that I just can’t deal with it easily. I am feeling like absolutely everybody is looking at me and this is making a very miserable time for me as well as for whoever I am with there. the struggle is real when you can’t control yourself although you can easily see that you ruin your life and make a miserable time to not only you, but whoever accompanies you too. and I don’t really know what other people think about the fact that there are people like me who needs medications but I do know that there are some who are still blaming, saying that we can deal with it without meds… you know, in regards of this I can say that I really do hate the fact that I am just resorting to take a little white pill to just be able to function, to be able to deal with my life and I hate that I have never been taught any coping techniques on my own… but I know one thing for sure: it is much easier to judge when you haven’t been in my shoes.

    also, I’ve got to say that I am only on a relatively low dosage and I have only needed to have my medications adjusted in all this period of 25 years only 3 times. this has been when I switched from 0.25 mg taking 5 times a day, I increased to 6 times per day and this increase has worked very and very well for me. i also should say that I have read about the thing that klonopin, in fact, is a much better option than xanax due to the fact that it is staying much more longer in your system which is possibly allowing the user of the medication not to need to dose as much of it. I was thinking about talking about this with my doctor. that’s because dosing a medication 6 times a day… doesn’t it sound too much? so I was thinking about asking my prescribing doctor to let me try it several times, however I have never actually go through with it… I just think that maybe there is going to me one time when I will do it… maybe he’s gonna agree.. I am a bit afraid that he’s gonna look at me as if I am a drug seeker but I just want to experiment… that’s in regard to the pros of klonopin – it is working for a longer time. not sure about the cons… maybe it is not as potent? I am not very sure.

  • #381941
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    OP, I am dealing with anxiety too and I am now being prescribed 5 mg of diazepam 3 times a day for anxiety (for generalized and social – GAD and SAD), however I can tell you that I have found the clonazepam (klonopin) to be far much more effective for battling any kind of social anxiety as well as to remove the panic attacks that I have altogether. so if you think about either diazepam or clonazepam (klonopin, they are the same – clonazepam being the substance and klonopin is the brand name for clonazepam) then I would definitely put my vote for clonazepam. there’s also xanax (alprazolam) which, I personally would say that it is an ideal medication that can fix everything in regards to anxiety, but the problem with this one is that it is coming with a pretty high amount of risk and so it is one of the hardest addictions that I have ever faced at a point in my life so I am not sure if it’s worth to stick with it.

    one last thing here is that I am now using (more of like I am experimenting with) Bromazepam which, to be honest, I have found this thing to be very and very good (near to ideal) in order to combat the social anxiety and anxiety in general so I do have big hopes on this stuff. however, so far, I cannot say anything about it and I won’t just speculate. I am using it for about one week now and that’s not enough so I am going to come back here with an update in a few weeks and then I would say more about it.

  • #381942
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    well, the best anxiety thing for me is diazepam… I do know that other people like other benzos or any other anti anxiety medicines but for me diazepam has been a true wonder drug. since I am having generalized anxiety as well as PTS with night terrors I can say just: hands down to diazepam for the way it helps me. I mean, I am having no nightmares any more in over a year now since my doctor has started me on the diazepam and that’s just amazing compared to what I used to live in before diazepam. I’m glad that my doctor put me on this thing at all because I’ve heard that lately it is harder and harder to get a doctor prescribe you such stuff. I am using around 5 or 10 mg at bedtime and I am good to go. helps me sleeping, helps me fall asleep, makes me stay away from nightmares, anxiety and everything else. I’ve seen that there are a lot of people who are in favor of xanax but I can tell you with certainty that this greatly depends on each person. if it worked for your friend or your family member or whoever else, it definitely doesn’t mean that it would work for you. and this applies not only to xanax but to everything else, bromazepam, diazepam or whatever. you have to use them yourself and see which is better. I know this because there’s a friend of mine who is in favor of xanax either and there was another doctor who treated my conditions with xanax approximately one year ago or so. well, I can tell you that it didn’t only not helped me with my conditions but it also made them a lot worse too. that sounds strange, I do understand, but that’s what happened to me. I never knew nor even heard that diazepam has been used off label for night terrors and neither did my previous doctor and I guess that’s why he did not resorted to diazepam initially. whatever the case, my new doctor did knew this and I am glad she did because as soon as she found out about my conditions she has put me on it. besides the fact that it does wonders for my needs, it is also having a long half life which means that I don’t need to take it as often and plus to that, since it is staying longer in my system, it keeps a stable dosage in my system either, unlike the xanax did that was required to be used often and I could feel it being more potent when taking it and much less potent in a few hours.

    but what’s my biggest achievement is that I am now able to leave my house with no problem, again, unlike when I was on xanax when I couldn’t do it. I am now much better as I can go to grocery shopping and walking with my head held high, I am able to smile, to talk to people, I am able to go out to eat more (and generally I am able to eat when there are people around me), I can go to movies and generally to interact with people, something that I was only dreaming about in the past. in short, I came back to normal as it was basically like I have been my whole life before I have got the PTS. I used to believe that there’s nothing that can bring my life back and I’m just so happy that I was wrong as a small dose of diazepam did… it has given me my life back. and also a future to look forward as well because from as much as you can understand, from the way I was living… I wasn’t really having big future plans if I was having any at all. I couldn’t see anything more than just a black future, that’s amazing that diazepam could get it a bit brighter. and that’s why, if you ask me, definitely the best medication for anti anxiety it is diazepam, but everyone has their own favorite medication for this condition.

  • #381943
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    EllenB, please… tell me about it. please tell me everything you know about it as my girlfriend has no clue that I am suffering slightly with some of those issues as I conceal very well, or at least I try my best to conceal. whatever the case, thank you Ellen a lot for sharing it, I appreciate it very much. gotta say that the bit about you daughter has really touched me a lot as I am also a father myself and I do know very well that this is a key driver in anything good or foolish I do in life I always come back to the exact same question (which I am pretty damn sure that you and anybody else comes back to this question very often) and I mean: was this action or decision or call it whatever a wise one and how it is going to affect my son’s (or daughter’s) life in the future. would it be better not to give it or we’ve saved her life? they are coming first and it doesn’t matter what, I do know very well this… seeing my boy smile and being happy… hearing him how he laughs it is the ultimate happiness feeling and I do know that there’s nothing else that could provide me a bigger joy and happiness than that, than seeing him being happy and laughing, a drug that pharmaceuticals are never going to be able to conjure up. but again… thank you for sharing this, I appreciate it and I think anyone who is a parent would!

  • #381944
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    ethu1.. you know I actually think that there are most likely a billion of people exactly like you (and me of course). social anxiety is bitch and it is surely a very hard thing to deal with, many of people not being able to understand it which makes it even harder for us, people who suffer from it. trust me I am very sorry to hear that you are suffering from it as well, that’s just so bad. I can say that I personally am using pam’s primarily, while my favorite one is alprazolam’s due to the fact that they are not leaving me overly medicated and I don’t really like this feeling at all (what I am talking about is like for example I am still able to function, to carry a conversation and so on and so forth) and the half life it is much more quicker than the other benzodiazepines (I’m not very sure but I guess alpra’s are having the shortest half life and for some people out there, as you can see, this is a bad thing, but for me that’s good) or at least alpra’s are surely having a much shorter half life than klonopin. anyway, I really like it just in case I need to be drug free for whatever the reason might be. to be honest, I really like your practice of cycling off for a couple of days in order to manage tolerance and to avoid the dependence to it. that’s amazing. I am not sure if this is going to keep you 100% away from both tolerance and dependence, but I am pretty sure that it must prolong the time and make it less severe. I wish you good luck and I really hope that you’re going to find a way which would make you all safe and happy.

  • #381947
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    well… to be honest, if thinking about this for a bit, I think that it could be pretty much beneficial to set up some local social meet ups, isn’t it? I mean, I do know this is ANXIETY which means that it is hard for people to deal with PEOPLE and meet ups means a group of people… BUT… not sure how other are feeling but I myself would feel pretty relaxed around some other people who are suffering from the exact same source of anxiety as I do. this would automatically reduce the anxiety for me, not sure why but I know it would. plus, we would be all together, we would understand each other and maybe we could even develop ideas… I doubt that I am the only one who thought about this… is there anybody else who knows of any websites or maybe some kind of groups in the UK that are worth checking out? these meet ups, for me, would be really nice and helpful I think. and I think that it would be helpful not for me only. generally I really think that it would be very nice to share a couple of drinks once a month with people who are in the same boat as I do and to meet new people… as we know, for such people with such conditions, meeting new people might be one of the hardest tasks, so we kind of are getting it easier IMO.

  • #381948
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    I was intrigued about your idea with meet ups so I searched a bit online. in the first 5 minutes of searching I’ve come to the conclusion that apparently, there are a lot of them. you must check them out yourself. you can also start searching at social anxiety community org site. if you go in there then start reading carefully… what I try to say is that if I would be you, I would be really shy, or at least in the beginning, about mentioning benzodiazepines in their forums… maybe there you are going to see if they have meet ups or whatever. wish you good luck!

  • #381949
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    hello ethu1. I just can tell you that diazzy is having a long half life and that is why, you are not leaving enough time in between the dosing… trust me I really hate to break it to you, however that it is how I have got my first habit on them and if you are going to do the same thing as I’ve been doing (and it sounds like you pretty much do it) then I really doubt that you are going to be able to stop the habit on them so you’re going to need help. I am currently on my second habit and I’m on it because I’m a d*ck head, however at least I am trying my best and now it seems that my tapering, finally is going well.

    I have been allowed script, they prepatred to start me at a dose of 75 mg, however I have already tapered now down to 59.2 mg, due to the fact that they took so long, they want me on 20% of every week drops (which, if you ask me, is completely unrealistic and generally impossible) years of PAWS after that crap, seen it loads of times in my life in others, daily micro tapering for me. anyway, I can tell you that so far I seem to go well and I really hope that it is going to continue like that as I would be very glad to see it continue to go well like that… plus to that, what I would be REALLY happy is if I would never touch any other benzo ever again, due to the fact that they are freaking dangerous and now I realize it very well. many people can’t understand why, in fact, benzos are dangerous… but they really are. even though it has taken me 2 habits now (which is already too much) to finally get it through my freaking stupid head… I will get off it, I seem to be on the good path now, and I pray god I never return…

  • #381950
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    also, ethu1, I wanted to say something else in regards of this: *well… to be honest, if thinking about this for a bit, I think that it could be pretty much beneficial to set up some local social meet ups, isn’t it? I mean, I do know this is ANXIETY which means that it is hard for people to deal with PEOPLE and meet ups means a group of people… BUT… not sure how other are feeling but I myself would feel pretty relaxed around some other people who are suffering from the exact same source of anxiety as I do. this would automatically reduce the anxiety for me, not sure why but I know it would. plus, we would be all together, we would understand each other and maybe we could even develop ideas… I doubt that I am the only one who thought about this… is there anybody else who knows of any websites or maybe some kind of groups in the UK that are worth checking out? these meet ups, for me, would be really nice and helpful I think. and I think that it would be helpful not for me only. generally I really think that it would be very nice to share a couple of drinks once a month with people who are in the same boat as I do and to meet new people… as we know, for such people with such conditions, meeting new people might be one of the hardest tasks, so we kind of are getting it easier IMO. *

    I’m myself by nature a worrier (and I do know very well that this is by far not a good idea), and hence my drug addiction disease that I am now dealing with. by the way, I am living in SW UK. I did have tried online NA however it has triggered me and I couldn’t deal with and that’s why I can guess that it is not for me, however I just want to say that it is not for me alone, it doesn’t mean that it is not for everyone, maybe other people would feel it differently so you never know what is going to be for you and that’s why, you might want to give it a try, I think, and see how it is for you. I do not drink at all in the time that I am tapering with benzos. I’ve seen someone saying this but I wouldn’t recommend to combine the 2, that’s an awfully bad idea. gotta say that I have already given up a number of drugs in 2016 and in the time that I already am feeling proud about this, it still does feel like crap due to the fact that I am stuck with this anxiety stuff and it makes me feel so bad. I am thinking it is an anxious time now in the early 21 century and this is why there are so many people suffering from it. that’s because of the nowadays politics and divisions among the races as well as countries and rise of the fortu reich and so on and so forth 😀 and lately… not to mention about the crazy Trump now who has got in charge of the nuclear button. all of these 21 century changes brought so many people in desperation and therefore in the need to purchase and constantly use benzos and anti anxiety stuff.

  • #381951
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    I never knew nor even heard that diazepam has been used off label for night terrors and neither did my previous doctor and I guess that’s why he did not resorted to diazepam initially. whatever the case, my new doctor did knew this and I am glad she did because as soon as she found out about my conditions she has put me on it. <<< wow, that’s really amazing. that’s very and very interesting. diazepam is really good indeed. there’s my guy who has been taking etizolam for a little while now and he is insistent that Valium is working much more better for him. generally he also swears that this is an very amazing product. plus to that, also, exactly as you, he does not like xanax either. he has tried it but he said something similar to you that the half life is too short for him and he doesn’t like to use it so often and something about unstable levels he also said. whatever the case, I still want to say big thanks to you because reading that diazepam it is being used off label for night terrors that’s an indeed very valuable information. I shall pass this information to him for sure, he’s going to be intrigued. again, thank you a lot for everything.

  • #381952
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    I’m now getting an very increased level of anxiety from dealing with both my father in low and his son – my brother in law. lately, my anxiety level raises only by seeing them, not mentioning while talking to them. I swear to god that I am going to punch one of them soon right in their freaking face. that’s really serious, it is so serious that I have ordered xanax and I really hope that my order is going to appear soon. I want to end this… I can’t take it anymore like this… that is what makes me feel so anxious… this irrational fear that I am going to batter one of them and sometimes I really feel like this is gonna happen (I’m a retired martial artist, so I know I can). I just am afraid that one day I won’t be able to resist. both of them are real pricks. I just hope that I would be able to deal with it somehow because the rest of my wife’s family are lovely and I don’t want to make anyone sad…

  • #381953
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    i am also socially anxious and I get its symptoms with flushing/ blushing. I am using 2 mg of clonazepam and 0.2 mg of clonidine per day for the 13 years or so and, since I take it for SO long, obvious that’s an amazing stuff for me. I do know for sure that without it I wouldn’t be able to deal with all of it and to be where I am now. I mean, this combination of drugs has allowed me to get where I am at today, right now. I am regularly talking in front of anywhere between 30 around 100 people and I do not need to increase the dose in order to feel fine. I can say that I do have slightly a high blood pressure, and so the clonidine does really helps me a lot, plus to that, it prevents my tolerance to get high. that’s because, since I am using clonidine, I do not need a big dose of clonazepam, therefore my tolerance isn’t getting higher. I also like the thing that I take these 2 which are greatly helping with anxiety – one helps with physical symptoms of anxiety and another one with mental symptoms making me be completely free of anxiety at all. generally, I’m trying to do everything as I can to get as low of a dosage of each of them and to still get good results. I try to prevent dependency and tolerance increase. this is the reason why I am taking like one day or sometimes maybe even 2 days off per week of using clonazepam. so that’s why I am able to use 2 mg of clonazepam and 0.2 mg of clonidine a day for more than 10 years and still be on this dosage and not to need to increase it. I am very and very rarely (maybe once or even less per month) to use more than just 2 mg of the clonazepam per day. and I can tell you, that I have been completely anxiety free for all the period that I have been taking these meds (and as I said, this was for the last 13 years or so). I really like them, they do not get the anxiety get through (and that’s unless I am forgetting to take the medications – this makes me remember that I do have anxiety and that the meds are responsible for making me feel as I feel. but then again, clonidine and clonazepam works so good for me. not sure if it’s gonna be good for you since I have heard that people taking clonidine while their blood pressure is perfectly fine that might end up bad. what I try to say is that clonidine can be dangerous by causing low blood pressure, however with a slightly higher blood pressure as I have it is working just amazing for me. you might need to talk about this with a doctor and to see what he’s gonna recommend. maybe there are other combination of drugs which would take care of both physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety? I wish you good luck and hope you’re going to be all fine!

  • #381954
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    well, my doctor has put me on xanax and now valium at a relatively low dose. however, xanax is at a pretty high dose, for the panic attacks. my dose of valium is to relax my muscles and it is the lowest dosage made. to be honest, I do not really like using either one, however I do not really like the panic attacks either and nor the muscle aches so I do know that I have to use them for dealing with these symptoms.. I guess as most people here.

  • #381955
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    hey there everyone, I am not using very often benzos just muscle relaxants and pain killers for the pains and for the stiffness that I am dealing with, however, if I need to take something for my anxiety or if I need something to help me to get some sleep then I am using ativan (lorazepam) 2 mg pills. these are my favorites. I can tell you that they are working amazing for a benzo naïve person and what I really like is that this thing is somewhere between as it does not have a very short nor a very long half life. it is just perfect for me and so they do stop my anxiety, however they do not get me sedated enough to stop me from working so I can take it the night I need to sleep and then I am still able to go to my work the next day. the only difference is that I might need to drink a little bit more caffeine than I usually do and I am still fine. in short, it is not a very big problem for me at all. whatever the case, I do know that every person is reacting differently on benzodiazepines and that there are some (although rare) cases that you can become pretty agitated on them and also to feel overanxious from using them, this thing is being called a paradox benzo reaction since it should work the other way around and this is the reason why a person must be very carefully when firstly trying them and to check very closely what it is working well for him or her. you never know how something might work for you especially if you are taking that stuff for the first time in your life. so be careful.

  • #381956
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    hi OP, I read something which I could try helping you and I am talking about this part:
    [quote] also, while I have been doing my research I have read that either Klonopin or Clonazepam are some good alternatives to my needs. so please, I would really love to hear other people’s options on the pros and on the cons between the 3 or any other suggestions that you might have for me [/quote]
    klonopin it is a very good alternative and that’s especially for trying to get to sleep. you are doing very well by researching it so I would say that you must at least give it a try and see how it works for you. I know that it is very good and especially for sleep from my personal experience with it that I have as a life long true insomniac who has been struggling a lot to get sleep.

  • #381957
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    I’ve been thinking about my last post and about sleep issues so I just couldn’t leave it like that… I had to say something else which might be really helpful for some… there are some several but unknown in the mass population that can work as well and they are really good (plus to that, most of them are working really fast).

    one thing is L Theanine. this thing is an amino acid and it responds very well for insomniacs. you can read about it more online. (in fact, you can read more about every thing that I would mention further.
    another thing is Gama Aminobutyric- acid. also something helpful but very few people know about it.
    third thing: Ashwagandha Root. 4th. Brahmi/ Bacoma – this thing is mild sedative and it works very good for most. another thing which is also mild sedative it is Tryptophan, I’ve seen this one is a bit more known. 6th is Magnesium. of course many of us heard about it but few of us really know what it can do. magnesium is very important as it works for a lot of things and it would make you happy and healthier as soon as you start taking it, trust me I do know this from my personal experience. another stuff is vitamin. vitamins responds for a lot of things and they generally make us healthier. so start taking vitamins supplements and especially vitamin B complex is gonna help you to get sleep. one last thing is niacin. I’ve seen few people mentioning it.

    I am sure that if you are going to take at least a few of these you are going to feel much more better!

  • #381958
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    since I’m having a friend who is a medical professional and since I am browsing very much medical sites and I am reading a lot about medicines and especially benzos and sleeping medicines I have to arn you against the long term use of benzodiazepines as more than just a ‘rescue’ medication or anything in this matter. you need to know that your body is building up a tolerance to them and it is also becoming extremely (and I tell you, EXTREMELY) dependent on those medications and this is happening very quickly and that’s often happen even when they are taken as prescribed by your doctor. this is the reason why I would recommend you to perhaps try a SSRI for your anxiety instead of benzo and to simply think of the benzos as a rescue medication and that’s it. I don’t want to say that you shouldn’t use benzos at all, I just want to say that they shouldn’t be taken long term and that you must be very careful on them. well, I can say that you must think of it something like this… you are using a corticosteroid or something similar as your long term treatment for asthma and you must take it every day, regardless of what happens, so you are using it daily in order to keep steady levels in your body. and so, when you are having an asthma attack (or in your case, an anxiety attack) then you are using Albuterol (or, if talking about your case, a benzo) in order to alleviate the short term symptoms of it and also to prevent your body from building up a tolerance to it. what I try to say is that I do know some people might need to take something daily in order to keep a condition under control, however there are meds that are being made to be taken daily and there are others that are not. unfortunately, benzodiazepines are not made to be taken every day and if you do, you risk with a lot. that is why, I recommend you to search for alternatives and to take benzo just in case you really need it, taking it when there’s a need to do so. I really hope this makes sense, in the end I just hope that you are going to be careful what you are doing and be safe.

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    although I did have used some benzos, I am still a newbie in benzo and general medical world so I would like to get some help if that’s possible. the help I need it is a source for xanax, I want to find a reliable source with good prices and good quality of xanax. I am living in the UK if that changes anything. I am 35 years old and I have noticed that benzos are working amazingly well for me and for my needs. I’ve got to say that the only benzodiazepine that I have ever tried are diazepam, nitrazepam, lorazepam as well as mirtazepine and also, obviously xanax too. this is why I am searching for xanax, it is the best thing out of them all (at least in my opinion) and as you can see, the medication that I am now trying to get myself. in fact, I also know that there are a few other things that I have tried either, however I am not really able to remember their names, unfortunately. but it doesn’t really matter, I guess, since they are not, by far, better than xanax. I see that clonazepam is really famous so I think that’s for a reason, this is why I would really like to try clonazepam when (and if) I am going to find a source for it. I want to understand how well it works.

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    I have seen that post mentioning about the L Theanine and I wanted to comment on it as I did have tried that stuff myself. I just can say that even though it sadly did not seem to make very much of a difference to sleep for me (I was expecting that it would really help me getting sleep), I did have felt that it had a calming effect for me during the day and this is the reason why I would still recommend you people to take it just for this effect. I’ve been using it up to approximately 100 mg or 150 mg and I still recommend it because it is most likely one of the most natural supplements that you would be able to find and use, in that it is firstly: a simple amino acid which is amazing and secondly you could very easily consume that much from food and drinks. you must do your research on Theanine first and see where you can get it from. like for example, the number one source of theanine it is tea, which is why many of us have noticed that tea is helping us to relax (and many drink tea before going to sleep), the reason is that tea is rich in theanine. it has approximately 20 mg or so per cup. hope this would be helpful.

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    hi ethu1. I just wanted to comment on your first, original post.

    first thing is: that’s very and very good that you are giving your body that break that you do of 2 days. that 2 days break is very important and it really keeps you away from dependency and tolerance. but I still wanted to ask you… do you ever notice any withdrawal symptoms?? do you feel withdrawals during those 2 days? have you ever tried to take a break longer than that? if you did, have you had withdrawals?

    anyway, I can say that I do know very well that there are a lot of people that xanax is working very and very well for them, however I should say here that I have abused it once, and I have not even done it intentionally… it simply just ‘worked just too good’ and so I have had to pay for that, there’s always a price to pay for anything ‘good’ and I had to pay the ‘blood price’ as I am calling it. lemme explain it. I am not sure how many people here went through xanax withdrawals but if someone did then I am damn sure that they are going to agree with me: xanax withdrawals are hell. it is the ultimate suffering. withdrawals from it has been sheer hell and since then I make very sure that I am not ever going to experience them again and this is why I would absolutely NEVER do it again.

    on the other hand, diazepam has been very different for me. but then again, for me. the thing is that I do not get lulled by it and whenever when both my anxiety and my insomnia is finally going away (which they do go away) I am being able to cut it out without so much sufferings. this is why I like it. although I am an anxiety and insomnia sufferer, from time to time they go away, and I don’t like taking anything when that happens. diazepam allows me to do so.

    this is why, now, I can tell you: I have not had anything for a while, however after I have survived an huge RTA I am honestly considering it… but I am considering only, as I have not gotten any… I can say that my doctor did has recommended it, as well as she has recommended other medications, but I have rejected absolutely all of them so I have just toughed out that pain only with ibuprofen, although I have been taking some huge amounts of ibuprofen… but, as I said, there’s always a price to pay for and I have paid with an unreal and extremely bad stomach upset, but I do realize that could have been other things as well. whatever the case, I did have refused those stronger medications due to the fact that I have been totally only on my own and that’s absolutely in the middle of nowhere Ireland with a concussion, with a whiplash, with a broken rib and rotator cuff injury either and I have been very seriously afraid that it would affect my ability to do what little that I could and that I am going to either fall down the stairs or something in that matter. of course I was trying to avoid this to happen, so I refused.

    well, i have to apologize as it seems that I get off topic so let’s get back on best anti anxiety medication… I one have heard that Klonopin it is a very potent medication with strong effects so this means that if you are going to be using it at night for bed, then it is being supposed to truly help you out. at least that’s what supposed and what I can think of… there’s a very good friend of mine who is suffering from a very severe anxiety and she is using it, she has told me that this stuff is helping her out a lot. since she has a severe anxiety and she still manages to get help from using klonopin, I seriously think that it must be something very powerful.

    anyway, one last thing that I can say here is that I just would not do the xanax… but either way, this is just me. we all know that we are all different, for you this benzo might work different either and maybe you are going to do better on it. just make sure not to let it sneak up on you… trust me, if hell exists then it is from the xanax withdrawals…

    I wish you all the best and I hope that this is helpful at least a bit. I am going to try to help you with any other questions that you might have, just write here or write me privately. also, please come back with some updates whenever you would have some letting us know how you are feeling and how you are doing. take care.

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