Thanks foresting Jones and eduk8or..
Some of what you two shared helped me some.
I tried an anti-d for three months and the side effects were horrendous with really no benefit.
So I stopped. I am still trying to recover from a couple side effects.
I am taking an anti-anxiety. - benzo. Tried to not take it for a number of days. However, suffering through the anxiety every day got to be too much and I needed relief. I think a really low dose, not necessarily daily is good for now. My concern was when attempting o come off it eventually... However your info on the three month thin, with staying at the level to get the anxiety down until ready go continue degreasing is GREAT advice!
Also, the whole.. The stress your body goes through is worse with the anxiety than the benzo thing seems RIGHT ON to me!!! I can relate!! Like the days I tough it out, or whatever. It does seem like after days of the tray puma of the anxiety making you wonder about losing it and ending n the hospital etc gets to be too much after a while. So, taking even a small amount of the benzo to give my psyche and body a break sounds wise to me!! The relief can act as a healing agent for the body and psyche!
The anxiety thing isn't just us conjuring up thoughts and dwelling on them, in a voluntary sort of way. It is more like an experience your body and subsequently brain inducing terror thoughts we go through. Panic attacks.. But ot exactly. Can be panic sessions etc.
Anyway.. I am better than I was and I believe I will get better completely. It is just encouraging what y'all said about the benzos giving relief to have our odious and minds etc be traumatized less! As well as the ope and encouragement of the really gradual weaning
I am also trying to employ all the tools at our disposal. Like meditation, exercising, our eating and sleeping habits ( hopefully y'all can sleep!
), amd choosing to use rational thinking when I can. Faith / prayer Etc.
However.. This type of anxiety.. GAD..with panic like moments-sessions etc.. Is like an experience one goes through.. Not really self induced.. Anyway...