Hi, I have many medical problems. Chronic pain makes me nervous. I do not have panic attacks. I have taken xanax from time to time for years. I have never increased a dose during this time. About six weeks ago my mother was very ill and admitted to a nursing home. My 92 year old father pretty much collapsed. I am an only child and all the responsibility of both of my parents fell on me. Insurance, medications, moms adjustment to the nursing home etc etc. All of this responsibility hit me when I was already ill. For three weeks I took two xanax a day. At the end of the three weeks I had my feet back on the ground and had set boundaries as far as my mother goes. Every time I went to vsiit her in the NH she would be so mean that it really brought me down. It wasnt just me this happened to. It was everyone in the family. Well, my Dr had a fit because I took one more xanax then I usually did, not more then was prescirbed. Now she wants me on an antidepressant. I do not and have never tolerated this group of medications. I am not depressant and my anxiety has resolved to the usual nervous with pain. Has anyone else had a problem like this? I do not see any reason to make myself really sick on antidepressants to make my DR happy. Those things make every problem I have greater. I do not adjust to them if I take them long enough. I just loose a huge amount of my life trying to adjust to them the entire time being extremely nervous, aggressive, not sleeping etc. Just wonder if anyone has had this problem. Marcia
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