I would get it out Ashley. My anxiety issues were the first side effect to manifest. around the 2 year mark the physical ones started, and it got progressively worse. I have been on xanax for 1.5 years now. It has helped me tremendously,and I am slowly tapering off it. I think it gets a bad rap. You are just as likely to get "addicted" to the antidepressants from what I can tell-thus, the weaning off.
You may not get a lot of responses to your post b/c you are replying to a very old thread. Most of the active posters are responding to the last page on the forum. Usually it comes up as a chronological view, based on the first post in the thread.