Hi Shawn and welcome. I have been on xanax for 10 yrs for anxiety and was on it when I got fibro. The max I take is 3 mg a day and half of that is at night to sleep. I have been on higher dose but even though I have been on it that long and have shown I'm not addicted and have been going to the same doc for 15 yrs they seem to be getting stricter in what they rx. I don't know if laws have changed or what. I use to get 6 mg a day and then I wouldn't have to have it filled as often but he stopped doing that. I know it's all in a data bank when you get xanax refilled and they know the last time you got it filled no matter what drug store you go to cause we get most of our meds through the Army and all they have to do is put my name in the computer and they know when and where I got it filled last. Do they think an addict is going to use their real name if they are trying to get drugs duh. Sadly some ruin good things for us that need it. I do think sticking with the same doc helps a lot as long as your happy with them when it comes to forming trust. Addicts go from doc to doc to try and get drugs.
Since I was on xanax when I got fibro I don't know how much it helps me. With the amitriptyline and xanax I don't seem to have as much pain as many.
Don't ask for an increase keep a diary of pain and everything like how you sleep better on nights you take xanax and maybe over time they will increase it some.
luv and hugs
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