Definitely take her to task on this one my brother. You (and every sick person!) deserve proper health care without prejudice and/or adverse treatment because of what works for your conditions. This is about healthcare, and the DEA's conceptualizations of which drugs are and are not ok for a person to use (based on political and moral arguments and being utterly removed from medical arguments - which are all that are strictly relevant here) do not merit consideration. See in some countries, benzodiazepenes are more recreationally abused than prescription opioids. In these places, I might see where a doctor is coming from in erring on the side of not prescribing benzos. However, I do not believe the US is one of those countries though, from the literature I have read the US is very much opioid central compared to the rest of the world for prescriptions. If we can dole out hydrocodone and oxycodone to everyone and their mothers, surely some benzodiazepenes where clearly medically warranted are no problem! Hang in there bro, much kudos for staying strong and voting with your feet against this doctor! We gotta send a message that if doctors want patients, they gotta stop treating patients like subordinates and start treating them like clientèle.