jft, were you DP'ed before or after you went off Xanax? just curious.
but yes, consider yourself lucky!! ""The biggest drug-addiction problem in the world doesn't involve heroin, cocaine or marijuana....it's benzodiazepines" the law suits you're hearing about have nothing to do with abuse/recreational use, it's from ppl legitamately prescribed the poisons and having years of their lives ruined by them. Doctors are handing this stuff out like candy.
if you understand how benzos work, then you know they don't actually fix anxiety problems, they only hide the symptoms so you don't have to think about them. if the symptoms someone listed sounded like anxiety relived, it's cause that's exactly what happens. your brain slows down on making GABA after long term use, and when you quit benzos your anxiety would retrun but way worse than before.
people experience protracted withdrawal symptoms long after they come off the meds, but they don't even know they were caused by the benzos. i mean, you're here for a reason, right?
food for thought: "In summary, the FDA Xanax study really shows that most patients were better off if they had never taken the drug."
k, i'll stop my anti-benzo rant for today ^_^