I am new to this board, and have many questions. I have had FMS for many years, but have great bouts of almost total remission until my thyroid condition acts up. Then I deal with both which is not an easy task. I have been on alot of antianxiety drugs, but cannot tolerate any other than xanax. I have been on it before for several months, and have gotten off it very easily. However, after reading some of the posts on this and other boards I am afraid to keep taking it. My Dr. insists that I take it , or I am a mess. Worrying about taking it does not help the anxiety I already have, nor the depression about being ill so much. I have alot of other questions, but this one is what I would like to address first. Thanks to anyone who can help me.