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A 48-year-old male asked:

Can i safely use ambien for sleep, then xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety? can i safely switch between xanax (alprazolam) or ativan if i find one works better?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Your question sounds: like there may not be a prescribing physician involved with this, or at least you don't say anything about the advice of that physician. Benzodiazepines are not necessarily the best treatment for chronic anxiety states like generalized anxiety disorder, panic and especially not PTSD. Antidepressants work without producing tolerance and with much less of a risk of dependency. Talk to the prescriber

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