Talk to your regular doctor about your anxiety
Sometimes anxiety can actually be a symptom of another illness.Therefore, your doctor should check you out first. For instance, psychological symptoms can be a symptom of a neurological problem. They can also be the result of a medication you are taking.
Describe your symptoms thoroughly
Thought it maybe embarrassing to you to talk about how pervasive your anxiety is , your doctor needs to know the full extent of the problem. In fact, it might be helpful if you keep a journal of when you are having negative thoughts and the results, such as it stopped you from enjoying the moment or from going on an outing.
Ask about a psychiatrist
Once you’re regular doctor checks you out, she will often recommend you see a psychiatrist, since psychiatrists are more qualified to prescribe psychiatric drugs. Therefore, if your doctor doesn’t make a recommendation, ask about seeing a psychiatrist.
Describe your symptoms to the psychiatrist
Like you did with your regular doctor, you’ll need to describe your symptoms thoroughly . You’ll also need to talk about their effect on your life.
You need to be comfortable enough to talk freely about your symptoms. If the psychiatrist you see at first is not a good fit, don’t be afraid to find another.
Ask for a prescription
You need to approach this topic delicately, since the doctor may become suspicious thinking you might have come just to get the medication; as noted, Xanax is often abused. However it doesn’t hurt to ask for what you need.
For instance, you could say , ” I’ve heard Xanax and other similar drugs can help with my anxiety. Would that be an option for me?”
Ask about Xanax as sleep aid
Another option is to ask for Xanax as a sleep aid in relation to anxiety. Some people take a very small dose before bedtime to help them sleep.Once again never lead with a request for prescription. First, describe how you have trouble sleeping due to racing thoughts or anxiety. Then you can move on to asking if Xanax cloud be a possible solution.