I've been on Xanax for over 6 years. I have went from 1 mg a day up to 5 mg a day. My psychiatrist is willing to go up to 6 mg a day, but has told me he is not OK with prescribing more than 6 mgs. per day.
I finally bit the bullett (not literaly.... at least not yet!) and am going to pain management doctor on 11/11/08. I realized that (especially in the past 6 - 12 mos.) that I've been using Xanax to help with the physical "pain".... and it doesn't work for that, because it's not made for pain.
Hope this helps.
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08-WE'LL SEE
Current Rx's 08/25/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Restoril 30mg, Prevacid, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Flagyl 1500mg, Urso 250mg, IV Rocephin 4 grams, Magnesium Chloride and/or Magnesium Oil - I need to order off the internet