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catchme posted a topic in Substance Abuse / Addictive Behavior - 8-balls, Highballs, Deal Me in One Last TimeI've had a problem with benzodiazapines since my early twenties when I was prescribed xanax to manage panic attacks. That was a terrible time, and coming off it was excrutiating. Then I was prescribed klonopin, which I didn't take often because it made me so tired, but I quicly learned that a small dose made me fearless, which was addictive for someone so fearful. After that, I was hooked. It was remarkably easy to obtain prescriptions for it with a diagnosis of schizophrnia. At age 27 (now), after all the problems my addiction caused me over the years, I decided to be honest with my new doctors that I believed I have addictive tendencies. Subsequently, my psychiatrist refuses to prescribe me any benzodiazapines. Granted, this is, to an extent, what I wanted; however, the anxiety, tooth grinding, and incessant ruminating thoughts quickly returned and I became desperate for relief. I recently obtained a small amount of low-dose xanax, which I took in no time. Of course, it felt wonderful to feel that relief, but the inevitable come-down is looming, and it's terrifying. I have a question: I have a psychiatrist appointment later this month, and I'd like to ask for gabapentin (neurontin) to ease this anxiety. It's technically non-narcotic, and used off-label for anxiety, and from testimonials I've read, tends to be effective for this purpose. Do you think I should ask about it, and do you think it will be effective, or futile to ask?