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Hello, i'm just wondering which benzodiazepine people would say works best for them for anxiety, iv had a few surgeries already where I was given temazepam, first one in may last year I was given something but didn't know it's name and it worked, made me calm and sleepy within under an hour, but in October 2014 i was given a temazepam and it helped a little but i was still anxious and it wore off after 90-120 mins and had worn off pretty much completely before I was taken down to theatre, then in January this year I was given a double dose of temazepam before surgery, got on a bed to wait to be taken down the theatre and they took me down after like 25 mins and they hadn't kicked in And I had a panic in the theatre and was given gas strong enough to knock me out, or at least enough to not remember any more then on before the actual anaesthetic.
I'm pretty much guaranteed to be undergoing more surgery in future, and i don't want to rely on temazepam again, iv read it's more of a sleep aid and hypnotic than a anxiety reducer, my sister has worse anxiety than me and takes diazepam but i haven't properly asked her about its effects yet.
Reason I panic before surgeries or procedures is like anyone would, i'm wondering which aid oothers have found useful. Maybe a 1-10 scale.
I don't have a huge amount of anxiety outside hospital, i mess my speech up from nervousness and am shy sometimes and am weary of dodgy looking people, but i can control that anxiety.
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