I’ve taken Valium on and off for 35 years due to GAD and *never* had a bit of trouble stopping them when I no longer needed them and obviously, I never ‘died from withdrawal’ or had any “rebound affect”.
When properly titered, you don’t even notice anything.
Unless you’re *abusing* them by exceeding the prescribed dosage, I can’t see a problem.
I never did so maybe that’s why *I* had no problems.
“The worst damn thing ever” is getting yourself free of the neurotoxic antidepressants because some prescription kickback quack tells you that Benzos are “too scary” to use.
Yes, I am speaking of abuse.
Valium isn’t Xanax, Xanax is considerably stronger than Valium.
1 mg of Xanax will knock you on your arse if you have no tolerance to it, 1 mg of Valium won’t even be noticed.
And yes, I have understood that anti-depressants wreak havoc on normal brain function, because they cause the areas of the brain that produce endorphines and such to no longer produce them.