For about five years I had a pretty minor pain killer (tramadol/Vicodin) addiction that started after a car accident and was fueled for most the time by chronic pain from those injuries. I overcame it, told my doctor, now have it in my medical chart I'm not allowed to be prescribed narcotic pain meds. For some of the same time, I was taking Klonopine nightly for anxiety (as prescribed). After about a year and a half, I weaned myself off of it though. Fast forward to now. I've been dealing with extreme anxiety for 6 months and nothing is controlling my anxiety or panic attacks. I asked once for Klonopin or Ativan but was refused without explanation. Is it really for the best that I'm not being given these medicines because of a past issue with medication addiction? My anxiety is currently so bad its getting close to endangering my life as much as an addiction did.