Has anyone tried an anti-anxiety med like Xanax (generic name alprazolam in Canada) for the short-term until the Carb kicks in? I'm finding for the past two months my panic when standing in grocery lines, sitting on the subway, anywhere in public really is getting worse. My heart is not racing enough for the beta blocker and I really didn't like how I felt on it. Just wondering if a short-term anti-anxiety benzodiazepine would be a good option just to have less panic doing everyday tasks like getting a haircut or paying for groceries in a store! On day 5 of the carb so no lessening of symptoms yet.