Xanax is a very effective medication. The major problem is that it is highly addictive. Paxcil does not have that problem. If the Xanax is taken occasionally it should not be problematic, but again, it has a high addiction profile. One thing you may consider is psychotherapy,
I would recommend the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In CBT, one is taught new ways of thinking and behaving and as a result, one's mood improves. anxiety and panic attacks decrease. In addition CBT is evidenced based as the most effective form of treating anxiety. See:
I hope this has answered your problem and wish you the best of luck.
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