it takes the edge off but you need to be very careful with it. its very very addicting...not that you crave it.. but you build up tolerance to it fast and benzo withdrawal is amongst the hardest withdrawal in the world to come off of. Xanax,ativan,klonopin are very powerful drugs that should not be taken lightly or used heedlessly. I myself use klonopin because of the longer halflife of the drug. with xanax it wears off in a few hours so if you are still anxious.. you pop another or you are left back at square one. Alot of times the rebound anxiety will be worse then the anxiety you had originally taken it for especially after long term use.
UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27. Several huge flares since then. Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum. Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now|Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 30 mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|PRN Perc/Tramadol