Nice post. When I hit rock bottom the first time one of the things they gave was a low dose of quitiopine. It's used as an antipsychotic but they used to give it to suicidal patients in very low doseages to get them to sleep. It's extremely difficult to overdose on it and it used to knock me out a treat. Unfortunately the recipe changed and it is no longer effective. I've found diazipam is great as an aid for sleep but doesn't actually knock me out. Also you build up a tolerance to it quite quickly and it is highly addictive. The withdrawal is worse than smack I'm told. As for the many others, you just have to look at the list of possible side effects. I've had extreme anxiety for some time now. It comes and goes but it's totally debilitating when it's bad. To the point where I often think on death. I can go for 3days & nights without sleep easily, then sleep about 4 hours and do the same again. I'm 6'7" and only weigh just over 10 stone. But what worries me about the various meds is that I never had depression until I started on them. It's not like feeling down; my body feels like it weighs a ton. Everything looses any purpose or pleasure. Even any feelings of love for anyone just die. Comfortably numb. It's weird as * and comes on in an instant. I swear I NEVER had this until I started on anti depressants. So anyone reading this think long and hard before taking the meds. Try everything else first. It's like rolling a dice. Having said that, the meds are better than death and NOT everyone has adverse side effects. Peace & love.