Alprazolam and zolpidem prescription

I have used ambien and or xanax to help me sleep for a long time, but Im wanting to stop getting it off the road and actually get prescribed from a real doctor. I know it sends red flags to a doctor when you specify what I want, but I know what works well with me, how can I approach this?

Originally posted in SR2.0 7/2/1, Reviewed 2/2/23

The use and prescription of benzodiazepines and derivatives is a complex and nuanced issue. In theory, it is the responsibility of a doctor to prescribe these medications, and they would be legally accountable for any negative consequences that may arise from their use. However, in today’s world, it is not difficult for people to obtain benzodiazepines and derivatives through various other means.

It is important to note that benzodiazepines and derivatives are not substances that should be taken casually, as they have a high potential for dependence and can cause other problems. However, there is no need to raise «red flags» or be overly concerned. The best approach is to have an open and honest conversation with a doctor about one’s specific needs and problems. If applicable, this could include discussions about sleep disorders. There may be alternative medications that are more effective, safer, and have fewer side effects than commonly used benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) or Ambien (Zolpidem).