@ZipLine-- Do you have a history of drug abuse? Doctors will not prescribe Xanax to their patients unless they feel that it is necessary. Doctors are also on the lookout for symptoms that a patient is a drug seeker. So if you have abused drugs in the past or are abusing them now, no doctor is going to prescribe something like Xanax for you because this medication is very addictive.
If you have never abused drugs and do not do so now, and if you really feel that you will benefit from this medication, then you may want to talk to a different doctor. It's not a good idea to directly ask a doctor for a medication by the name. Simply talk about your issues and how the anxiety is affecting your life. If the doctor feels that Xanax is right for you, he or she will prescribe it anyway. Keep in mind that a medication that has worked for someone else may not be right for you. So requesting medications based on other people's experiences and advice is not the best idea.