And welcome to Healingwell. I have a chronic illness and developed anxiety in relation to this illness. I have not conquered anxiety per se, but I have learned to recognize it and stop it in its tracks with the help of my occasional Xanax. As soon as I feel it ramping up or know a situation I am going into is going to increase my anxiety, I take the Xanax at the first hint and have successfully stopped the attack. Hope that helps.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*