I've heard from many people that Xanax is one of the least potent anti-anxiety drugs, so that makes me think any other ones would just knock me out even more.
Also, based on my experience and the experiences of those around me, plus all the articles and books I've read (written by doctors) about these drugs, I do not consider psychiatric drugs to be something I can take with a sense of safety and security. Among other reasons, every person is different and will react to drugs differently; plus drug companies make a lot of money off of them and can manipulate the system to have doctors prescribe their products even when the companies know that they do more harm than good. To be clear, I'm not saying all psychiatric drugs should never be taken; I know they can sometimes help people. I'm just saying I don't agree that they're reliable and safe.
Basically, whenever you put something into your body, you're taking a gamble.