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I have read your post and your question about prescriptions. While we can't prescribe medications through this website, there are many times we can advise you on medications which you can buy, at prescription strengths, from over the counter options.
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You're asking me about what your doctor would do?
oh. I see. xanax is sometimes a treatment for panic attacks... but not a first line treatment for the other symptoms you've described. I imagine that if your doctor is one who provides care in an evidence-based manner, he/she will hopefully offer you several options. There are many possibilities that encompass those symptoms.
xanax is a pretty addictive, and potentially dangerous medication, though. it's not really a good option, if you have a long-term perspective.
it WAS used much more before the long-term effects were really well known or understood. It is sometimes used for intractable anxiety, or anxiety that doesn't fails to resolve with better first line meds.