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Ativan and Xanax are great medications for anxiety, but they are not long term therapy options. Ultimately, this is why you can not find anyone to fill them. Selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are efficacious in the long term treatment of anxiety disorder. Buspirone also has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, offering similar efficacy to benzodiazepines without the risk of dependence.
If I were you, I would switch to one of these medications.
Benzodiazepines are efficacious in the treatment of anxiety, generally decreasing emotional and somatic symptoms within minutes to hours. However, concerns about risks of dependence and tolerance have contributed to a decline in their use. They are better to be used in acute, short term anxiety in combination with an SSRI or SNRI.
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