Our expert says:
Its very unwise for any GP without VERY careful thought to maintain anyone on any of the benzos, Urbanol included, for 20 years. The best thing would be to see a psychiatrist for a re-assessment of the situaton and what your needs are. Then a plan could be made for you to reduce the Urbanol ( eg 10 daily, to 10 and 5 alternate days as you were doing, then 5 daily, then 5 alternate days, and so on ) and to consider better treatments such as possibly some of the antidepressants effective in managing anxiety, or CBT counselling which can be very effective ( and free of side-effects or dependency !)
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