Hi Dr Nagler, I just wanted to say a big ' thankyou' for answering my questions over the last few weeks. I can't express enough how helpful and re-assuring your advice and information has been to me. You are a blessing to people on this site especially newbies like me. It's great to know that someone with your knowledge and experience is there to give advice and encouragement to people with this awful affliction. I have to say that I am in a very positive place at the moment. I came off the benzos just before Christmas and have experienced little to no anxiety since, so I think I am adjusting well and this is in no small part because of your help and advice. Thankyou. My tinnitus seems to be settling down too. It has become very quiet over the last couple of weeks and much of the time it is barely audible. I hope this is a good sign ! I am realistic though and I know this condition can be unpredictable but if it worsens again I know now that it will settle down again. Hopefully that won't happen and things continue to improve. I am also going to take your advice and stay off this site for a while, I understand why you advise this. I need to stop giving the tinnitus attention and get on with my life as usual. But I have to say that Tinnitus Talk is wonderful and I don't know how I would have coped this last few weeks without it. Indeed it has calmed me down in moments of unbearable anxiety, the success stories thread particularly has been a real comfort to me. The information and knowledge base on here is second to none. I will check in now and again if I need reassurance and to keep up to date with clinical trials etc. So you may hear from me again with more queries !!! I hope that's OK. It's great to know this site is here to turn to if needed. Thanks again Dr Nagler. Kind regards, Gill.