I've had severe panic and anxiety attacks since the end of my pregnancy and so on. The psychiatrist I see has me on vistril for it and it's not helping at all. I've tried taking a half of one as well and I cannot function it makes me so tired and doesn't help at all. My mom recommended me talk to him about prescribing me .25mg xanax or ativan. She is on xanax. I don't want him to think I'm a junkie and I don't know how to go about the situation. Any ideas or suggestions?