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I am glad for the people that this is true for but it is over generalizing to say it is true for all.
I am clucking happy that I finally have enough medical coverage to get the scrips I need. and would like to raise my benzo back up to what it was.
I dropped the "safe" trazadone as it reacted with my other meds, was not a problem before I was on other certain classes of drugs.
I got more benefit from dropping this safe one than any reduction or discontinuation of the others.
My "bow" to the benzo is taking a nap now and then.
Even if I am in a small minority, it is still true for me that I do better with the drugs.