Hello Lucy and welcome to HealingWell.
The maximum dosage should not exceed 4 mg/day. Please remember I am not a professional and your best person to verify this info would be a pharmacist.
Ive been on 4mgs of Xanax for 7 years now.
I dont believe i would cope without my Xanax- it has been the best anti-anxiety med i have ever used. In combination with my anti-depressant (Zoloft) my anxiety is managed and i can lead a somewhat 'normal' life.
You may want to start a thread of your own as I am sure you will find the members to be very caring and responsive. There is much good info here in this thread that was started by ILUVLUCY.
Aries gave great info and I agree, talk with your physician and pharmacist about your medication. Please do stick with us as we love new members.
Wishing you the best,