Our expert says:
Well, after 6 years, it doesn't really sound as though your doctor IS managing to help you get off the Zolpidem. I really do think you should see a psychiatrist, for a fresh, re-assessment of the situation, and detailed support and advice to help you get off these meds. It may well be that you need more effective treatment of your anxiety - perhaps with drugs also used to treat depression, and perhaps also with CBT counselling which is effective for anxiety. When the anxiety is properly under control, you will be better able to sleep without meds, and ready to gradually reduce the dose of Zolpidem without problems.
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