I have been diagnosed with Aspergers (high functioning autism), depression, and an anxiety disorder... I also suffer from severe debilitating migraines and insomnia. I have discovered that Xanax seems to help with all these issues, but I am concerned about the long term side effects of Xanax. I've tried other benzodiazepines but Xanax works much better than any of the others. I am currently prescribed Trazadone and occasionally I am prescribed adderall or Ritalin, but I have stopped taking those due to some undesirable side effects. They helped with my depression and social anxiety for a long time before they stopped working. I don't want to be addicted to Xanax, but I can't live with the social anxiety, chronic migraines, and insomnia. While on Xanax (about 2mg) I am outgoing, I'm not tense, no migraines, and I can go to sleep whenever I want to without laying in bed all night. I have also been prescribed SEVERAL SSRIs and none seem to work. Should I consider trying to find a Dr who will prescribe me Xanax, or are there other less risky medications that would have a similar effects? I'm not a drug seeker, I genuinely want help. I've heard that Xanax withdrawal is one of the worst withdrawals a person can go through and that it can actually kill you! I just really don't know what to do. So far, Xanax is the only thing that has helped me. Does the benefit outweigh the risk?