Should i take Xanax for my anxiety?

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Hi i am a 15 year old girl (if that helps) and i have a severe panic disorder and im very scared that i will become schizophrenic or go insane i also developed a fear of medication and drugs (ill explain right now) and i wont be able to control my thoughts. its recently gotten very bad that im scared to be alone because im scared i might start to hear things because im already dizzy and i hear ringing in my ears. im sooo fed up with this and im contemplating wether to take medication because in the past i abused percs, marijuana(which induced my first panic attack) and codeine promethezine. i loved the feeling of being high but now i am very very terrified of taking any form of drugs anymore i cant even take ibuprofen and i stopped my drug abuse and now my anxiety is to the roof that im contemplating wether to use xanax but i dont want to be dependent on it!! i hope i made anysense because im just trembling right nowjust thinking about this whole thing sad please dont judge me i know i did wrong choices but i insanly regret it

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    I in no way will judge you. I have been on alprazolam which is the generic of xanax since 2009. I had anxiety for years but was scared to take medication. In 2009 I had a horrible medical scare. My anxiety was to the point I couldnt deal with it or what I had going on physically. I was scared to even go to the doctor. Anyway,thats when I decided I needed medication. It got me through a horrible time in my life. I know you are probably fearful of addiction,but..if you have the right doctor they will only give you so many pills or refils for the med. He or she will probably keep good track of how much you are taking and monitor you. If you feel you need the med and the doctor agrees then you should think about taking it. Thats what the meds are for. Xx
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    Iris, nobody here on this site is going to judge you. We're here to support one another.

    Xanax (alprazolam) is highly addictivie. I would advice you not to take anything from that group of drugs as they are all highly addictive.

    Your problems sound exactly like extreme anxiety, and therapy will help you to get through.

    To be on a drug like xanax at you age is asking for trouble.

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      But having said that, onlyy YOU can make the choice about xanax. If you try a low dose and it helps, and you only take them occasionally, you could be all right on them---------but remember how many people in the world arre addicted to this medication. I wasn't telling you not to take it - just to be ver, very careful. And I still think that you need some therapy, honey.                                                              love Tess

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    I've taken generic xanax for years.  Only .25 for my anxiety.  I don't take it everyday.  Only when I need it.  I'm not addicted.  The ringing in the ears makes me think of tinnitus (ringing in ears), but the dizzy with it might mean something is off in your body.  I'm not a doctor, but if it is that severe tell your parents and go get checked out.  Could be low blood sugar or a number of things.  Quit fretting about and tell you parents.  Or ask school nurse.  I've stopped doing things in my life because of "what ifs".  I don't think you want to be a hermit...so check it out. 

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    That is something you, your therapist and your parents need to deciede together. 
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    Honey, take it from a much older lady that we all have done things we regret, expecially when we are young. Do you have anyone to go to...parent, minister(catholic priests can sometimes be helpful and no you don't have to be catholic to go ask), maybe a friend's parents. You have a lot going on and I would really like for you to find someone that can advise you that lives near you. You need support in dealing with your questions and decisions. This is a great forum and I am so proud of you for coming here and telling us what's going on. Before you make any decisions, please get on the phone and find a helper. Perhaps if you tell us what city you are in, one of us knows someone that can be there for you. Whether you are religeous or not or even believe in god, it does help to pray. Think about telling us the city. I know if it's anywhere near me, I would help you find someone, and I believe others reading this will help if it's near them. You are loved, Honey...and you are not guilty.

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