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I've been on oxazepam and then it was replaced by temazepam for around 15 years. It started off due to a social phobia and not being able to sleep when we had visitors or I had to sleep anywhere away from home. I only needed them as and when and could take or leave them with no side effects and no withdrawals. The last couple of years since stopping my antidepressants, I have been taking 10mg of temazepam a night. I function well. I have no side effects and they work well. I probably couldn't sleep without them but my point is I take just one 10mg pill a night and have not increased the dose except in emergencies and that has been around 3 times a year when I take an extra half. I have hyperthyroidism which caused my initial insomnia but it was misdiagnosed as depression. There are very few drugs that I can tolerate and so benzos are a life-saver for me. But I keep reading how bad they are and how difficult to withdraw from. My question is, why can't I just stay on them indefinitely if they keep me functioning well and I have no undesired effects. I worry that one day my GP will try to stop them. Then I feel my life will take a downwards turn. I am under unbearable stress with some major life decisions ahead of me.
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