I am sure that this has been answered a thousand times already, but here goes. I am considering trying meds to deal with my anxiety. I don't have any other real issues other than anxiety, I do get discouraged and sad when the anxiety is bad. It comes and goes, good for a month, and then back again. I am wondering if those of you who have used meds for anxiety have found it useful. Does it work to keep the anxiety away? I don't really want to go that route, but I don't want to be on this see-saw ride either. I do see a counselor and it has helped. I would just like to live my life without anxiety. It seems like some of you have had success with meds. I know everyone wants to feel "normal" like before. I've been dealing with anxiety for about 5 months now. I'm also curious as to whether you have to stay on the meds forever, or are there times when you do okay coming off them. My counselor said some people only need them for awhile, while others it is lifelong. I would appreciate hearing of your own experiences that might give me a little more insight.