CC, (I hope it's okay to call you that)
Honestly it's a toss up with meds. You have to make the decision. I have been taking "habit forming" drugs for 17 years off and on. If you take them as prescribed and they make your quality of life better then my thoughts are what's the problem? If they change who you are or lessen your contact with you communtity then forget it.
Keep on with that positive reading, let us know how you go.
Anxiety is no joke.
Panic Attack Survivor
Weekend Warrior Princess