Valium 10mg and Xanax 2mg
After lurking these forums for a solution to my social anxiety for a couple months. I am now taking valium and xanax. I have been trying to avoid any type of anxiety medication previously because of the bad rep of building tolerances, addictions, and withdrawls. After trying non-pharmaceutical approaches I've taken the plunge into medication and received and rx for both val and xanax. Currently I just take 1 valium a day right before work and use the xanax sparingly only for meetings, interviews, etc...basically for situations that my anxiety really kicks in. My concern...
It appears (from what i've researched) all these medications are only temporary solutions to anxiety. Although they have been working great for me and I would love to continue use with them I don't want to find my self a couple years later with a tolerance requiring larger dosages or even worse an addiction.
What is everyone elses experience with these medications? Am I just setting myself up for more problems in the future? I just want to be able to interact normally like everyone else with out being a bubbling socially awkward penguin that can't function when the anxiety kicks in.
Anybody sucessfully been taking these medications for a long period of time?
Is the addictions, tolerance, withdrawls dependent on the individual? Will a responsible user taking as prescribed have sucess with these?
Thanks for all replies