Want to thank everyone for their wonderful responses, the Doctor admitted his mistake "amazingly" and apologized profusely. I did have to jump through some hoops to get him and my pharmacy to communicate but all is well now.
Specifically to Insights- I appreciate your suggestion about the dangers about tranquilizers. Now for TWO entire years before I tried taking Xanax I attempted purely SSRI's, purely MAOI Inhibitors. I also did a "Hardcore" introduction to Cognitive Behavioral therapy, with two different "Counselors" who's only real advice was "Try to ignore the panic" yeah great... Well I tried to ignore the panic, it didn't work, the physical manifestations of my anxiety "Shortness of Breath, Chest Tightness, Fatigue" continued to get even worse to the point that I thought I was having heart problems. I got a full heart and lung CT scan, did an Exercise Echocardiogram, a pulmonary function test none of which discovered any issues. Again while this was happening the SSRI's and CBT did absolutely nothing, as my anxiety continued to get worse and I kept making repeated visits to the hospital.
I finally "with great trepidation" accepted to be put on a daily dose of Xanax by my psychiatrist, I was much like you and very concerned about all of the horror stories ive read about it. Well, I now am working at an internship for the ACLU, quite a prestigious organization, I can enjoy life without feeling like im choking to death or having a heart attack, im able to exercise on a daily basis without my heart palpitating with a rhythm that can only be described as "Morse Code"
ALL of these symptoms dissapeared with Xanax. Ive been on it for a year now and ive never felt better, if I had trusted all of the misinformation coming from posters here and elsewhere about the dangers of "Xanax" i'd probably still be posting on this forum every single day, looking for the reason behind my symptomology and how to treat it. I really believe that some people may need Xanax for their entire lives, and I find it tragic that these people need to be stigmatized because a few morons decide to abuse the drug and then become shocked when they are suffering constant withdrawals. And I definitely think that the constant information against even a remote possibility of someone being sick enough to need a benzo is probably keeping ALOT of people on this site much sicker than they should be.
Does it create dependency? Of course it does, but if people didn't abuse it, that dependency would be a necessary evil for people who actual need something like Xanax "myself as an example"
Maybe Yoga and Colon Cleanses worked for you, they never worked for me.