What are good Benzos for GAD and Insomnia

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I have suffered from anxiety and insomnia for most of my life and I have tried multiple medications such as Prozac, Lexapro, Buspar, Colonidine, Vistaril, Trazadone, Seroquel and Ambien. The ambien worked wonderful for my insomina but I am looking to get off of it and try a benzo that are helpful for both what are good Benzos for GAD and Insomina?

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    that would depend upon the strength required to help you. see a Dr.
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    if a drug works why change it. sounds a bit dumb to me.
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    I take clonazepam also in the same family as Ativan and lorazepam. The difference btwn the clonazepam vs Ativan is its a slower but longer effect whereas Ativan is faster onset but short lived. It definitely helps me when I'm overly anxious or panicky.
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    No bad idea. Benzos are extremly addictive. Only good for short term here and there uses. Have you gone to a sleep clinic? Why dont you find out what is behind the insomnia. If its all anxiety related maybe look into alternatives instead of heavy duty drugs.
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      I really have wanted to avoid benzos for this exact reason but it seems like I'm running out of options so I'm willing to try them even though they have the highly addictive and dependence properties, I have not visited a sleep specialist and it's definitely something I'm going to look into
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    I thought benzos were for short term use only.

    Go back and see your doctor

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