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Can you tell me what is the best benzodiazepine for anxiety?

Can you tell me what is the best benzodiazepine for anxiety?

There isn't a : Specific best benzodiazapine for anxiety. Each person responds differently to different benzodizapines. The best one for you may be selected by factors like half life, side effect profile and which one you respond to the best. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How do I find what's the best benzodiazepine for severe social anxiety?

Benzodiazapines: May not be required for treatment of social anxiety disorder. Would recommend use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors before consideration of a benzo. But, most importantly is use of therapy to deal with the underlying issue. Cognitive behavioral therapy would be an excellent choice. ...Read more

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Which is the best benzodiazepine to be given in case of hypertension due to anxiety and panic attacks , the doc said lexotanil is it the best?

Which is the best benzodiazepine to be given in case of hypertension due to anxiety and panic attacks , the doc said lexotanil is it the best?

There is no 'best': If you tr. ust the Dr, let them use the drug they know well, but watch carefully for side effects and report them ASAP. The choices for short term anxiety are not very different from each other. All are not good for long term or w/ other drugs or alcohol. Seek CBT psychotherapy to learn skills to lower anxiety. It works best long term! ...Read more

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How long do I need to be taking benzodiazepines to cure my social anxiety for?

How long do I need to be taking benzodiazepines to cure my social anxiety for?

Benzos aren't a cure: I agree with dr. Ali. Benzodiazapines numb you to your anxiety but they don't address the underlying cause. They can also be very addicting. A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor would be a class of medication that could help with the underlying neurochemical problems but psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy would actually start to give you control. Look into deep breathing ex ...Read more

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Is it inevitable to get rebound anxiety while tapering off benzodiazepines, even slowly?

Is it inevitable to get rebound anxiety while tapering off benzodiazepines, even slowly?

It depends: Rebound anxiety is not inevitable, although there are many individuals who do experience it. A lot depends on the rate of tapering, the dosage before tapering, how long someone has been taking the medication and the severity of their anxiety. At times it is also unclear how much rebound is due to the med vs situational. I recommend expecting mild to moderate short-term symptoms with a plan to cope. ...Read more

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Tolerance to Benzodiazepines . I can take 10 and not feel any effects. Quit trying to use over a year ago (prescribed). Severe anxiety , is this 4ever?

Tolerance to Benzodiazepines . I can take 10 and not feel any effects. Quit trying to use over a year ago (prescribed). Severe anxiety , is this 4ever?

Help is possible: Your body has chemicals that act like benzodiazepines, so by taking so many, you probably shut down your own system. And now need outside drug to remain calm, or fight anxiety. You are dependent on them now, but good psychiatric evaluation can help you get off these agents, but it will take different drugs for now, and some time to fix. Don't forget your desire for success will make the difference ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) truly as effective in treating anxiety as a benzodiazepine?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) truly as effective in treating anxiety as a benzodiazepine?

Probably not: There's a reason benzodiazepines are so widely used: they work well, particularly for anxiety. Sedating antihistamines like vistiril (hydroxyzine) are non-addictive & thus preferable if they do the job. But the truth is, for most people benzodiazepines are more effective. There are other alternatives, by the way: ssris, buspar, (buspirone) beta-blockers, & sedating antidepressants (trazodone, doxepin). ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Benzodiazepine (Definition)

They are used for anxiety ...Read more