And it is a loop, cause more you think about this, more the possibly of having one and then anxiety increased during this time. If you live on any major city, I am sure you know many people that buy Xanax, that suffer from anxiety. May be is not Xanax, is rivotril , or Ativan any other anti anxiety medicines.
Ones that look for medical help, also add to their list of weapons to combat the anxiety anti-depressants like Prozac or the newest Zoloft. But the common thing is that a lot of people avoid the natural route first, doing yoga, taking an valerian root tea or simple go out for running.
Also the natural way could be a solution for many people, that frequently have to much anxiety, that over react about little problems, and finally get a panic attack, this way will not be enough. That is where you should some medical help and if you think that your doctor do not understand you, simple take time on getting a new one. He or she is not doing a favor to you, there are working, you are his/her employer, yes, you are giving a job for them, so they must give you something more than simple Xanax.
If the doctor is not an specialist, It should be referred to a psychiatrist specialist on anxiety problem, that it is extremely common and the doc should know it before give you a prescribe you of Xanax or even Prozac.
The psychiatrist should also give you psychotherapy , or if you prefer he just can manage the medicines, the prescription and then the therapy can be conducted by a psychologist. Remember than this last one is not available to make any prescription and he will not be available to give you any pill or advice on medicines, that is what the shrink must do. Do not be afraid to ask for another specialist, they know that this is how it works. IF they are simple a human machine that gives prescriptions, there is something wrong.
About Xanax or any other medicine, if you are not happy with the generic version, you can ask to your doctor to give you a prescription for the brand one, your pharmacist will understand and will give you the original one, in my case, I always prefer the Xanax bars by pzifer, now they are out of stock in most of the states, I simple get Xanax bars by gador laboratories online, they are as good as the brand pzifer, remember, you are the one that have the choice.