Every time I go to my doctors office ( a walk in place), I feel guilty as hell. They take my history.. YET AGAIN after going there for 5 years for different things. I rarely see the same doctors. So, they repeat everything I told them last time. Today I went in for my eye. The medical assistant is asking me about previous surgeries, what meds.. yadda yadda yadda. After telling her that I take Xanex on a daily basis, and the dose.. she repeated it..."really, how much? Daily????? Just for the record.. I take 0.5 mg. in the morning.. it is a script for the XR (time released). I am also allowed to take up to 3 tabs of the .25 mgs thru out the day IF NEEDED. I usually take 2 and split the pills in 1/2. I take it for the panic, dizziness, palps, anxiety. I am feeling really quilty right now for having to take this. But it works. I am tired of feeling like the doctors there treat me like I am some kind of drug addict. On my bad days...spin city.. it doesnt do much. Guess I needed to vent because Im so sick and tired of telling people why I take it and them not understanding Menieres. I talk to the doctor who perscribes it, and I worry about addiction. He basically said there probably is alittle addiction there, but not abuse. If there was abuse, he wouldnt give it to me. So why do I have to feel so quilty for having to take the med. Would it be different if I were taking Valium?? I have a visit to the Neurotologist on the 17th to tell him whats been happening ever since my gent injections last year. Still having spins.. bad weather sets me off, bad headaches. Quick spins on days I feel pretty good . Those I can deal with. I do believe Im having Migraines. But damn, it pisses me off when I am looked down upon for taking this medication.