I've been on alprazolam since 1981 for anxiety & panic. My rheumatologist at that time told me that it would help with fibromyalgia! They started me out on .25mg of alprazolam 3x a day which really helped... but after all these yrs. my dose had to be increased to .5mg 3x a day to get the same effect. My primary care doctor told me that he had no problems keeping me on this drug for the rest of my life. I'm a high functioning person with the drug and have never abused it! (No alcohol or other substance abuse). Does anyone else consider this a high dose of alprazolam that I'm taking?