A few months ago, I was feeling really not myself emotionally and I mentioned this to my endo. She told me that I had handled my T1 dx better than many people she had seen and it wasn't surprising that three years later, I was starting to have some depression issues and told me to see the psychologist in her practice. I've been going to him for about 6 months now and my depression has definitely improved. Last month, I had my usual quarterly endo check in. My blood pressure and pulse were pretty high, 140/95, and 120 even though I've been taking losartan for 9 months and usually isn't too bad when I measure it at home. My blood sugar was also 180, about 3 hours after eating something not too carby and well measured. These were pretty surprising numbers for me. We started talking, basically small talk and she started checking my blood pressure and pulse again. they were a bit better. Then we started talking about my thesis and my job search and moving and she took my BP and pulse again. Much higher! So we went back through my numbers the last few years and basically noticed that stressful times in my life make my BP much much higher. No surprise right? Well, she bascially said that she thinks I need to relax more and told me to talk to the psychologist about anti-anxiety meds. At my next appointment I mentioned it and he said that he had spoken with my endo and the psychiatrist in the practice and while I've not been bothered by my anxiety level, the physical manifestations are a bit concerning to my endo and its up to me if I want to try some thing, probably ativan, to get through my thesis and defense, as well as job searching and moving. I should decide by my next pyschologist appointment, in 2 weeks. So my question is, has anyone had to take anti-anxiety meds for a stressful time? Any issues? I don't want to be spacy, I need to be on top of things intellectually for the next few months. Anything I could do other than meditation that's helped?