I've been using xanax for just over a year now for social anxiety/general anxiety - and largely for a work related situation (i only use it at work - its a situational thing).
I have a lot of respect for my GP and he is monitoring my useage of the stuff. However, I have now got to a situation whereby my useage level is beginning to rise substantially. I started off at 0.25mg - and today for the first time, I found need at work to take 4x that amount. My useage up to this point had been rising so that for the last few months 2x was necessary.
I noticed last week heavy side effects of not using it ( i dont use it during non-work days ie 4 days a week). I have read up on the subject and know that this is the nature of benzo's and this was always coming.
The original plan - as discussed with my doctor - was that I was to find alternative employment - to fix this problem. However, whilst i have something in the pipeline, It remains to be seen whether it will actually be successful enough to get me out of here.
I dont have much in the way of transferable skills and despite a booming economy, the fact of the matter is - if you dont have the right skill set, its not a pretty employment market at the bottom of the pile. I cant afford to move to a less paying job (and im well under the national average pay as it is) or else I will simply lose my house.
I'm going to discuss this with my doctor once my current prescription runs out but I wonder if anyone else here has been in the same predicament?