Jhamlin6668, You’re situation seems ironic. You irresponsibly ignore your doctors prescription to take the medication daily and by pure chance escape the worst of the withdrawal symptoms of these highly toxic medications by doing so. And then you claim the patient’s who legally follow their doctor’s prescription properly and end up experiencing severe withdrawal are behaving irresponsibly. Doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. You also claim you go for weeks without the medication and it doesn’t phase you. Benzos are highly toxic and dangerous. I don’t suggest it for a moment, but I wonder how unphased you would be if you allowed yourself to experience a panic attack without the medication? The manufacturers’ recommend the medications be taken for no more than two weeks and yet you’ve been taking them for twelve years. Who is responsible for this situation? A responsible person might also investigate natural, non-toxic remedies for panic attacks, such as relaxation techniques, yoga, tai chi, qigong, etc…. And If you think you’ve escaped benzo injury so far I suggest you research effects of long term usage, eg links to dementia and alzheimers, among many other serious conditions. Also, overwhelming evidence now strongly suggests benzos not only don’t treat panic attacks (albeit misleadingly mask the symptoms to some degree), they cause them, or at the very least exacerbate them. I wish you luck finding a healthy alternative to benzos.