Right now I'm on Brintellix and Xanax, I've been on the Xanax for a year and they keep upping the dose. It feels like since I've been on medication I've only gotten sicker. I'm scared of becoming addicted to xanax but right now I really need it as I'm having multiple panic attacks a day. I'm only 20 :c I just don't want to have some weird side effect and die. I already feel so sick and it feels like it gets worse every day. I feel like I have a terminal illness or something and I'm nearing the end but when I go to the doctor and get tested they tell me i'm fine. Is xanax safe? I know the withdrawals can be dangerous but I'm talking about just taking the drug itself. Right now I'm taking .5mg 4 times a day.