I use Xanax myself for my anxiety. I only use it maybe 3-4 times a month at the most. If you aren't using it everyday, you will not become dependent on it. But if you are using it daily, then you definetly will. I think its important that you work with your therapist about what's best for YOU. You are the one who suffers with anxiety, not your Mom. So whatever you decide, it should be a decision between you and your doctor. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*