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A 29-year-old female asked:

I was perscribed by my psychiatrist 30 mg temazepam an 10mgs of valium to be taken together at night. is she wrong for doing this? severe night anxy

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No benzo monotherapy: As we discussed earlier, we don't use benzos for treatment of anxiety as monotherapy. We try to use smaller dosages in combination with anxiety modulators ( some antidepressants have that property) . When treating anxiety or otherwise we try to use other sleep mess such as trazodone, doxepin, small dosage of Amitriptyline ..Etc.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Troubling: I don't know you or your clinical situation, so I am hesitant to call any other doctor "wrong." there are reasons she could be prescribing this way, but using 2 benzos at the same time could add up to more sedation than either of you wants. If your anxiety is still that intense, you may need additional non-medication treatments for it, as well as consult with another psychiatrist on your meds.

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