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Obsession and Anxiety - Xanax.....Nervous

Are obsession and anxiety the same thing. Long story short, 6 months ago a slept with a prostitute, deeply regretted, and had myself under the microscope lookin for anything. Month and half later, I noticed a bump on lip Dermotologist said it was a wart and froze it and 2 other real small ones on hand. Still have couple on hands. I don't have any on my genitals but have been obsessesed with the whole possibility, as I've done much research on the virus that causes all warts. I got tested for everything possible and all was negative but theres no test for genital warts, unless you have them. I've been to a hynotist that gave me a tape of the session and it does help me relax, I've been seeing a social worker and he annoys me. This is pretty much what I think about 24/7. I been seeing a psyciatrist. They say I have (GAD) but I'm not so sure because before this I was fine...for all intensive purposes. Maybe a little generalized anxiety but not an obsession like this. My psyciatrist first perscribed me Celexa but I didn't want to have to take it every day and was nervous about side effects and stuff. I went back to her yesterday wondering if there was something I could take not everyday, just for stress as needed. She proscribed me Xanax. I almost filled but have been reading some horror stories about withdrawal. Not sure I really need it. I am hoping for some advise.

Am I just in denial that I have GAD?

Do you think I should take fill Xanax .5 and take just when needed or?

I feel I'm mainly just obessesed with one mistake I made and having a real problem getting over it. I don't want to get hooked on Xanax.

Do you think I have an Anxiety problem or just a bad obsession I need to get over?

Anxiety and Obsession, Are they kinda like the same thing?

Sorry for such long post, any comments appreciated, even if it's just your opinion on Xanax or whatever.

Thanks in advance.
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I would say that if you have never started xanex that you shouldn't start it now.  I think that obessessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be called an anxiety disease.  I don't think it means you have generalized anixety disorder, especially if you are only worried about that one thing.  Perhaps you should see a counselor and get cognitive behavior therapy for yourself.  I would check that out before starting on a med.  
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Thanks for the advise. I'm going to look into that "cognitive behavior therapy." But I kinda thought that was what the Social Worker and Psyciatrist were supposed to be doing.

What it seems like to me what there doing is trying to get me to take meds and convince me I have GAD.

Not even sure I have OCD cause. I don't like wash hand all the time or have habits like that...well maybe I do a little but I think everyone kind of has that a little bit of that. It's really just this one thing.

I appreciate your advise!
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Seems psychiatrists just write prescriptions.  However, the social worker should be working with you doing cognitive behavior therapy.  If you  have a social worker that recommends meds, I would find another one.  Good luck!
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Thanks for the kind words :)
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