I am a firm believer in therapy. I just posted on another post about
how it taught me to recognize and move thru the anxiety. If your husband has been taking the Xanax for a longtime, be sure to work with his doctor to wean off of it when the time is right. You can become dependant on this medication if taken for a long time. I use Xanax myself, but I only use it when my anxiety is acting up. In therapy I learned how to recognize the anxiety and stop it in its tracks using my Xanax. I only use it 1-3 times a month. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and 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, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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