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I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) but my new doct won't prescribe it. I need it to cope with my two year old?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology

In brief: Try other things

Children can be extremely stressful.
It is better to try and develop coping strategies and non-pharmacologic techniques to deal with issues in your life than to rely on medications. Talk to your doctor about trying other strategies, consider joining a local mothers group, church support group of other type of support group. See if friends can help. Long term benzodiazepines are addictive.

In brief: Try other things

Children can be extremely stressful.
It is better to try and develop coping strategies and non-pharmacologic techniques to deal with issues in your life than to rely on medications. Talk to your doctor about trying other strategies, consider joining a local mothers group, church support group of other type of support group. See if friends can help. Long term benzodiazepines are addictive.
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