Everyone knows about the tolerance problems with benzos
, but a doctor has told my friend that long-term daily benzodiazepine
therapy for anxiety is possible, without losing effectiveness. Tolerance to the sedative and other effects still occur, according to his theory, but not to the anti-anxiety effects.
Basically I am asking if anyone has found this to be true in real life, or does tolerance always cut in to stop benzos working for anxiety? If tolerance did stop them working, was a higher dose then effective long term, or did the tolerance just keep on rising all the time?
Please note that I'm not recommending anyone keep on raising their dosage, or even take benzos in the first place.