I guess it depends on the meds?
I've been taking busbar for a while (keep in mind i probaly spelled that wrong).
Busbar's a mild anxiety medication. My dr didn't feel comfortable prescribing me something that was in any way addictive, so I wound up with the ****tiest anxiety meds available.
In my experience, it doesn't feel like it does much. But when I miss a dose I realize that it does make an impact. Whenever I'm not on it, any loud noise will leave me with a pounding head-ache, I tend to be very irritable, etc.
Anxiety meds in general are usually addictive. I know that xanax is for sure, but I'm not sure what else would be available. Just keep that in mind. The meds may be extremely helpful, and I've heard from some friends that swear by them. But if you ever want to come off of them, the withdrawels are horrible. When I was living in an inpatient program, I had this roomate that was getting her meds switched up. I only got about three words out of her I'd guess, cause she was always sleeping and if she wasn't sleeping she was too sick for conversation.
Regardless, I can relate.
Best of luck!