I have anxiety and panic attacks and have been taking Xanax for quite some time. I also have mitral valve problems and dysautonomia where panic is part of the symptoms. I'm so super sensitive to meds and can't take anti-depressants. I only take 1 1/2 pills of Xanax 0.25 in divided doses a day. My doctor says I'm not taking enough to control my problem. I was hoping to use positive thoughts and breathing to overcome my fears - mostly fears of my chronic health problems (tachycardia, asthma, fibro/CFS). I think Xanax is the best med for panic and will continue it. Maybe take a dose when going out. Anyone else use it? Are you having success with anxiety? Any other thoughts about how to treat anxiety/panic? I tried 5 htp under a doctor's supervision, but it lowered my blood pressure too much and this made me lightheaded. I willing to try other approaches except for AD meds? They make me too sick. Thanks!