Our expert says:
Any doctor ought to be VERY VERY cautious about supplying a prescription for any such sedative for so long, and owes you detailed free help to come off the drug as comfortably as possible. I have never prescribed these, as simpler and more natural ways of assisting sleep are safer and as efective. Its good that you don't abuse the drug in the sense of wanting to take increasing doses, but if you have any difficulties in coming off it, that shows a degree of dependency to it. It might be best to see a good local psychiatrist for direct personal advice and help, both to come off this sedative drug, and to find alternative ways to "switch off" when you need to do so.
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