How to get prescribed Xanax or some other benzo?

I am a minor and have been going to a psychiatrist for a little over 8 years, or about half of my life. I have been going for problems ranging from OCD to ADHD to severe anxiety. My main problem now is the severity of my anxiety.
When you are my age, doctors are usually against prescribing such a drug because of its potential for abuse, but I believe that i have reached the point to where I need such a powerful drug. A main concern of mine in obtaining the prescription is that I am also prescribed Vyvanse which is a stimulant but I need one of the 4 major benzos( Vallium, Xanax, ect.) which is a sedative. In my short life I have never found getting high too enjoyable, I only look for some mental stability which may or may not come in the form of a little pill. I do not write this as a junkie looking for a new high, but an adolescent who wants nothing more than a little relaxation and sedation from my daily panic attacks and frequent mental breakdowns. Please help icon sad How to get prescribed Xanax or some other benzo?

You sound like you have more insight than most of your peers.

While benzos are great for quick/rapid anxiety relief, they’re not so good in the long term. Other meds like Paxil, Lexapro, etc can help and are good long term.

However, you might already be on one for your other issues. Buspar is purely for anxiety and can help many.

The best way is to sit down & talk with your psychiatrist and tell him/her what you posted. If you can, talk about any triggers, etc. Explain that you’re willing to try anything they suggest.

On a side note, clonidine (originally a BP med) is sometimes used to treat anxiety and even ADHD.

Best of luck.

One Response to “How to get prescribed Xanax or some other benzo?”

  • ckm1956 says:

    You sound like you have more insight than most of your peers.

    While benzos are great for quick/rapid anxiety relief, they’re not so good in the long term. Other meds like Paxil, Lexapro, etc can help and are good long term.

    However, you might already be on one for your other issues. Buspar is purely for anxiety and can help many.

    The best way is to sit down & talk with your psychiatrist and tell him/her what you posted. If you can, talk about any triggers, etc. Explain that you’re willing to try anything they suggest.

    On a side note, clonidine (originally a BP med) is sometimes used to treat anxiety and even ADHD.

    Best of luck.
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