I've been on Xanax for 13 years to control severe panic attacks and acute anxiety due to a phobia (I encounter the object of my phobia at least 3 times a day).

My dosage is 0.5mg x 5 times a day,
and RARELY (unless I really need to) do I take more than that all thru 13 years.

And I can honestly say I've never been functional/happier the past 13 years.

The problem is my country is suddenly cracking down on benzodiazepines, especially Xanax.

Thus, my psychiatrist is trying to get me off Xanax by COMBINING it with:
- Luxox (failed)
- Lamictal (failed the first time)
but he wants me to try Lamictal again :(

I have no idea WHY he'd prescribed Lamictal in the first place.

Could anybody enlighten me?

Thanks in advance.