I believe that Xanax got me out and about before I had UC. The anxiety was so bad. I tried some other medications but always felt "loopy" - not a feeling I like! I only take 1/2 also and no closer together than 4 hours and never more than 3 whole pills a day as prescribed!
As far as getting addicted - I just don't worry about that - at age 68 it just does not matter to me as long as I can continue to use it when needed.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!