... cried for an hour straight and ended up taking otc sleeping pills to calm me down/fall asleep last night at 1 a.m. I woke up at 4 a.m. with my heart pounding. I asked my doctor for xanax which I have taken in the past to calm my nerves before bed and have never taken more than .25 mg per night. This doctor refused to even acknowledge this fact and seems adament on not prescribing me this even though I stressed the fact that it helps me very much. Has anyone else experienced this and is there some way I can express better to my next doctor (I am firing this one, of course) to get xanax which actually helps me? I have depression, anxiety, racing thoughts and have not been getting a full night's sleep in weeks due to personal problems in my life right now. I hate my doctor right now... she kept calling me a "mopey smoker" too and prescribed me prozac... which may or may not help me ... in 3 to 4 weeks!!