I depend on the Xanax to get any sleep. Over the years Ive needed them just to live a normal life, like others. I suffer badly from multiple P.T.S.D. The last couple years Ive found that Ive needed to increase the dosage. I have a huge dependency on the medicines, I have terrible withdrawals. Seizures,no sleep and other bad problems with out the medicine. I beg someone who can please tell me how to quit them. Like I said, 20 years now. Before Xanax I took Valium. They dont have any effect on me now as Ive tried to find a few ways to get away from pills. Ive been on medicines since the age of 7 and I am 49 now. Is there hope? Anything that is safe to switch to. I have recently tried discussing this with my mental health doc. and now I am afraid she may just stop me all together. That's more fear than I can handle. Is there anything that can help me/another drug perhaps? Xanax is a bad drug. I say this ONLY because I know what its done to me. Appreciate any help! Would love to share with anyone else needing help. Thanks!