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I was widowed 2 years ago after 30 years of marriage and am 62 years old, I have been struggling with depression and anxiety for years. On the 20th of January my 31 year old son who I had been living with passed away suddenly I am struggling to control my anxiety I feel so tired and yet unable to sleep and just overwhelmed with sadness . I was wondering if there are any mild tranquillizers I could take to help me through this difficult time.
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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I am very sorry to hear about your sudden loss, I can understand how distressing this can be for you. The most ideal medication to help lessen your anxiety would be a benzodiazepine, have you ever taken that type of medication before?

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I have many years ago when we were going through some very difficult financial problems
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

So if you go to a psychiatrist in your area than you can be prescribed a benzodiazepine at a low dose which which can serve as a mild tranquilizer to help lessen your anxiety and stress. Klonopin may be best for you since it has a longer half-life and will last longer throughout the day.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

You are most welcome, I am always happy to help. Was there anything else I can assist you with?

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