Posted 10/25/2019 1:23 PM (GMT -7)
I do hope that your implant device is bringing about relief for you!
In answer to your question, I know that the longer you are on a benzodiazepine (daily, not PNR) the harder it is to discontinue. It is always advised to do so with a doctor's supervision if fact.
As far as the long term effects...I am not sure besides dependency. For this reason doctors are really scaling back in Rx-ing them.
However, I do believe that they are still a valuable tool for panic issues and safe when taken as directed and only when needed during acute episodes.
I hope that you are finding yourself in a place of good management currently!! Health and progress be yours!