Hibee -- thanks for your reassurance and support. My MD just got back to me and did indeed recommended 25 mg for a week to 10 days to wean off.
I haven't had to manage anxiety in the past, but can say that it's the hardest thing I've done. I had cancer 6 years ago, and as dire a diagnosis as that was initially, the path to a cure was clear cut. With this, there are so many variables.
I don't know a lot about anxiety. But, when it's induced by Lyme (I also have a co-infection, Bartonella, that causes anxiety, and treated a third infection as the tick carried 3 diseases.) it's caused by the disease itself (disrupting the CNS), the treatment (killing the bacteria releases a toxic die-off that makes symptoms worse) and the situation (how long before I get better?).
I will look the resources you have cited, and I am seeing a counselor next week. When anxiety is biologically induced, however, can it be treated without medication? I know I need to heal from these infections, but figuring out how to manage symptoms in the meantime is a challenge.
Thanks again, very much.