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What is stronger than Xanax for anxiety? Ive been on that

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What is stronger than Xanax for anxiety? I've been on that before, colonzapam and I'm currently taking valium. Taking Prozac as well. I have been taking benzo's for almost 2 years straight now. My anxiety, panic attacks are at an all time high. I have been diagnosed with chronic-PTSD from multiple combat tours. I'm at the point where if my doctor can't give me something then I'll have to admit myself to an in-patient psychiatric ward. I have been on probably 8 different antidepressants and 3 different benzo's. Therapy on a weekly basis for almost 2 years, multiple in-patient stays. I'm on thin ice and I feel like adding a few bricks in my ruck sack to just fall to the bottom.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr_Anderson replied 4 years ago.

Dr_Anderson : Greetings, and thank you for your question! I'm sorry to hear that your anxiety is so rampant! I know you didn't specifically ask about the Prozac, but since you have been on benzos for so long, with needing to change them or finding they lose their effectivensss, I think it is reasonable to call into question how effective the Prozac is for you!
Dr_Anderson : On to your question at-hand, though, the strength of a medicine, or its potency, depends upon the medicine. The medications you listed are all pretty potent, except diazepam. One you did not list that is also potent and may be a reasonable option is lorazepam. It is not as fast-acting as Xanax, or long-acting as clonazepam, but it is a great melding of the two.
Dr_Anderson : Please let me know if you have any further questions - and please click on the accept button if this was useful! Regards, Dr. Anderson