Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. Please do not feel like you have to suffer alone and make an appointment to see your physician. If your PCP is not comfortable in prescribing medication for you then perhaps you could ask for a referral to a Psychiatrist who knows the mental health medications and would be willing to give you an RX for more than 30 of the Xanax per year.
Never be ashamed of your issues as that is why we hire physician's to work for us so don't try to hide your problems but share them and be your own best advocate.
I suspect you have anticipatory anxiety and the medication is helping you to reduce your anxiety when it kicks into high gear.
Anticipatory anxiety is where a person experiences increased levels of anxiety by thinking about an event or situation in the future. The worries you experience specifically focus on what you think might happen, often with catastrophic predictions about the event.
To begin treating anticipatory anxiety, we must be able to admit that we cannot predict the future. Any scenario we are able to imagine is nothing more than speculation and fabrication.
I have been dx with GAD but anticipatory anxiety is what usually causes me the most problems. I have worked hard to remember I have anxiety, anxiety does not have me.
I know you will be hearing from other members so stick with us and know we care.
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