I agree with Dan, some people can come off the medication and stay off managing their anxiety without meds. Others may be on and off depending on what is going on in their life.
Still others do best staying on the med. There is increasing awareness that the goal of treatment in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) should not simply be a response, but restoration of normal function.
I hope this helps you Machelle. Gentle Hugs.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”