Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
Medication such as Lorazepam
, Diazepam, Alprazolam, etc. belong to a category of medication called benzodiazepines. Now, this group of medication is used to treat anxiety as well as sleep disorders. When used for the treatment of these problems, these medication should be used only for short periods
, because prolonged use can lead to medication dependence or 'addiction'.
So, if you are continuing to take these medication on your own, then I would advise you to consult a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist
for further advise regarding continuing these medication or gradually tapering and stopping them.
There are also other non-addictive anxiety medication
, which can be taken safely for long duration. There are also many psychological therapies which can help you effectively deal with your anxiety / stress. I would also suggest that you try relaxation techniques
like deeep breathing, yoga, etc. for managing your stress and anxiety.
Dr. Sheeba Stephen