I understand her fears as it can be addicting and is often abused but you need to talk to your Dr. If your anxiety is really bad and Xanax makes you feel better and your Dr. does not have a problem prescribing and keeping a close eye on your intake, well it may be an option. Anti Depressants never really helped my anxiety, in fact some made it worse, we all react differently to meds. Right now I am on Buspar and it has cut my Xanax use in half. It has been a good drug for me, very few side effects and the ones I did get initally went away within 2-3 weeks. It is very wise to stay informed about meds but you need to listen to your Dr., especially if you feel they are really listening to you.
I hope this day is good one for you and that you find your correct med soon and will be feeling well.
I am sorry to hear you are not doing as well as you had hoped with your meds.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/1/2009 8:35:45 AM (GMT-6)
I am on Zoloft (150mg) and Xanax (4mg). I could not cope without this combo of meds. This has worked for me far better than any other meds I have tried. Ive been on this combo for nearly 7 years now and no complaints (except Zoloft made me fat!)
I hope you find some answers and some peace,
Im with Nanners- ive been on Xanax for about 6 years and I have not experienced any memory loss as a result of my Xanax use.