Hi, I'm new here, but I've had IBS since I was a little girl (I'm now 27). I was on Xanax for about 2 years or so. I was prescribed it for sleeping and anxiety and I found it did help out controlling my diarrhea symptoms somewhat.I recently moved back to my hometown, and there is quite a drug problem around here. Especially with painkilleres and Xanax. When I went to a new doctor, whom is in the same office as my mom's, I told him I was on Xanax for anxiety and sleeping. He says he has a policy not to prescribe it because it's so highly addictive. HE put me on Restoril 30 mg for sleep, and Librax. I haven't started the Librax yet, but I was wondering is this going to help the anxiety at all since it is a benzodiazepine? I guess what I'm trying to say is that the Xanax worked for me, but I can't exactly go Doctor shopping to find a doctor that will prescribe it, since that will basically make me look like a druggie...>Any sugggestions?