I've been on this dose for over a year , it helps me sleep, best sleep I've ever gotten. I have no anxiety after living with it my entire life (zebra as a young kid) I take antidepressant as well, which helps with certain aspects but the Xanax takes away my anxiety completely, I can think clearly and confidently. So I'm worried I shouldn't be on it from all the horror stories I hear. Is .5-1mg a night any worse than having a glass of wine at night? (I can't drink alcohol) I've thought of switching to something like ambien, or a natural supplement to help calm and sleep but I'm worried about mixing the two while I taper off Xanax, if I taper I want to taper very slowly, I'm very sensitive so I know I will feel all withdrawal effects. Anyway, love to hear your thoughts. Xanax has been a godsend for me, has made me feel normal for the first time in my entire life. I know I will eventually have to increase my dose which I don't want to do. I just don't know if I'm ready to let go of it, but part of me knows I enjoy that "melting" feeling a little too much.