Our expert says:
"The wanting" is usually a sign of true dependence, though its not clear yet whether this is chemical ( and a chemical withdrawal efgfect ) or psychological --- missing the habit of taking them and expecting to feel better when you have done so. And its absolutely classically typical of an addiction that it takes more and more of the substance to give you the same effect or impact. And the reactions you describe make it entirely clear these pills are NOT treating your anxiety usefully at all, merely temporarily suppressing some of it.
Don't ionsist on doing this all on your own --- DO see a good local psychiatrist for assessment of this situation, and then to plan both how to come off the Urbanol / Immovane, and what else to do, which may include using some of the meds otherwise also used to treat depression, which can reduce the anxiety reactions usefully, and CBT counselling, to help you regain control of the symptoms and situations.
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