Nothing silly about
it. I am the same way and only use it when I feel I really need to, but I doubt that using it as your doc recommends is going to cause you to be a dependent on it. I remember years ago, when I got my first one, I used it as ordered by the doc and never developed a dependency to it. I carry one with me all the time anyway, "just in case". LOL!
ETA: I'm glad I could make you feel better!
Lord, Please calm my heart & my soul today. So many things are out of my control and I need your love to soothe me and calm me. YOUR love lets me know it will be OK.
DX: GAD, Panic Disorder w/Agoraphobia, MDD, OCD, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, PMDD, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Discs and other back issues, Vitamin D3 and B-12 Deficiencies, Allergies, GERD