My psychiatrist is completely useless and just chocs out the SSRIs like it's a halloween trick or treat and generally doesn't give a **** about me, my psychologist is quite good but she refuses to get tied up in the medication end of things and I don't have long left in my CBT run, so soon I'm not going to be able to see that psychologist anymore anyway. That doesn't upset me much, I'm glad to be rid of therapy, but she was always nice at least and was pretty helpful a few times. I'm on twenty mgs of fluexotine(was on forty, but it gave me worse anxiety attacks[or so the doctor claims]) and though it has entirely cured any depression I may have had, it has had little to no affect on my anxiety. I have access to pretty much a legal route of a blank prescription pad, my mother is a general practitioner. Do you think that Xanax or some other BZ would be useful for me, and what can you tell me about the side-effects? The most worrying thing that I have heard is that it reduces your productivity: I mean, even though I'm a school dropout and whatever I am always highly productive in work, and very motivated and ambitious. How likely is this as a side-effect? I've heard that often when you taper off eventually, you can feel pretty much cured of your anxiety, or that it helped in treating it a lot, is this true?