I agree with Tina, it may become habit forming. I have been on a benzo everyday for 23 years and when I was really bad they switched me to Ativan.............I actually took 4 mg per day all at one time.........bedtime........... No it did not knock me for a loop as my body was used to the benzos.
Last January my Pdoc decided I should come off the benzo completely. We switched to Valium for it's longer action and I weaned from Valium 40 mg. per day down to my current 2 mg. After Christmas I go to 1 mg.
The benzos are a good med but they have downsides too.
Take care and keep posting
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