Hello tallicathomps. Thanks for visiting healthcaremagic.com. Xanax
is used to treat anxiety
and panic attacks as you have been being treated for in the past. Xanax is highly addictive too and is one of the many prescription drugs that are sold on the street.
I hope that the doctor gave you a written way to "wean" yourself off of the Xanax as just stopping the medication "cold
turkey" can cause serious complications. I would advise that you call your doctor's office and find out the name of the behavior health specialist that they want you to see. I would personally call this specialist to tell them about your medication situation and see if they can get you an appointment before your medication is gone.
You can also try calling your doctor's office to see if they will give you another prescription for the Xanax until you can see the specialist. However, your primary care
doctor may not agree to do that for you. I hope that you can get the help that you need.
Be well, Dr. Kimberly