I suffer from severe panic attacks since I was 16. They got worse when my mom passed away. I as on regular Xanax 1 mg 3x a day. Then my new Dr. Put me on Valium instead and it doesn't work the same as the Xanax did. I see from other people's comments that Xanax xr works great. Is there any way that I could get my Dr to prescribe this medication for me? She doesn't like Xanax for some reason only Valium?? I need of advice.. thanks. As a mother of 4. I need medication to control my panic attacks with going out of the house. Any advice is welcome. Thanks. :)