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I have used Ativan couple years, my dr recently cut me off

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I have used Ativan for anxiety for a couple years, my dr recently cut me off and the anxiety has worsened. Any other options for me
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

That is unfortunate.

However you can opt for non controlled substances for adequate anxiety control.

Buspirone is a good anti anxiety medication can be used at 15 mg 2-3 times daily.

This is not a controlled substance and hence can be prescribed by your doctor easily.

Gabapentin is another medication that is effective ni treating chronic anxiety wel.

The effective dose can be 1800 to 2400 mg daily.

Please discuss with your doctor also.

Best wishes,

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