|Trazadone for bedtime anxiety
Jun 29, 2014
I read the answer to the 70-year old's question about taking Xanax for nighttime anxiety. I am a 61 year-old HIV-poz man and fight generalized anxiety every day. I see a therapist and psychiatrist regularly and am on medication for anxiety, depression, and mood changes. I used to take another benziodiapine, Klonopin, but I kept having to increase the dosage. When I finally tried to stop taking it, I was addicted. I wound up in the ER psych ward. It took me a year to get off it. So, I agree that Xanax is not the way to go. I have been taking Trazadone at bedtime to help me sleep. It works well for me.
| Response from Dr. Fawcett
Thanks for writing. Benzodiazepines are great for acute situations but can be problematic when used chronically. It sounds like you had a tough time but have found a very workable solution.
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