I have been housebound for four years, I have gone through a lot, I cannot stand living like this I have children, I cannot be alone or walk down the block, currently I take 1mg of Xanax about every 4 hours, it calms me down a little but nothing to get me in a car or out of the house, I am on Prozac 40mg, I am lucky I have a doctor not a psychiatrist visit me, I am wondering Xanax used to help me I have had this disorder on and off since I was 15, 30 years several doctors,Can anyone tell me if I ask him to up the dose to go out, do you think it will work? I have never abused this drug? I feel helpless? Anyone ever do this? I am wondering if it will make a difference, I am desperate, I am not living.