1) Pot will not help anxiety. Maybe more light-moderate forms of anxiety, but beyond that, SWIH will probably become more upset.
is, in my opinion a terrible drug
. Out of all the benzos
SWIM has tried, it is the one which creates the worst hangover (which includes rebound anxiety). It also leads to frequently-stupid decisions. SWIM
suggests honestly looking for something like valium or clonazepam
. Lorazepam is good in that it doesn't break your liver like most benzos do, but all that really means is you can drink on it without blowing your liver to shreds. Out of all the benzos, Lorazepam has been the worst for amnesia.
3) If other benzos are not an option, then I suggest sublingual 1mg or .5mg Ativan tablets. They're not generic yet, but they are very fast-acting and can bring down anxiety relatively nicely. It's worth a try.
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Probably should have mentioned that you should ask about the .5mg sublingual medication as a supplement to what he is already taking. It doesn't seem like a great deal but its rapid bio-availability will possibly cut off the panic attack
before it escalates to the point of no return. Also, .5mg ativan is not really a drug of abuse compared to most benzos because it is such an exceedingly low dose and is expensive compared to generics. (Also the affects are more mild)