Posted 4/8/2021 11:03 AM (GMT -6)
As you know, Ativan is a short term anti-anxiety.
The ideal is a long-term anti-depressant that also treats anxiety.
The one that healthline.com says that treats anxiety is Buspirone, also called Buspar.
The anti-depressants that can help, that same website says, are Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.
Have you tried the long-term medicines?
I've tried Sinaquan (tricyclic) anti-depressant and it worked for both depression and anxiety. I'm on Mirtazapine anti-depressant and it helps with both anxiety and depression. I'm also on Lithium for the mania part of bipolar.
I'm also taking Ativan for a heart situation, but I'm not looking to get off of it.