I take 1mg of Xanax (Alprazolam) as need to sleep when I can't fall asleep. I have been talking .5mg to 1mg almost nightly for a year now with no issues. I've been working myself down so I can eventually get off of it. Recently like the last 4 days I have not taken any. Since then I have been irritable, clumsy and dizzy off an on. I've also had minor heart palpitations and pretty bad insomnia. I was looking around on the internet for info on Xanax and withdrawal symptoms. I had no clue it was addictive, even tho I was unaware of its addictiveness. I never craved the stuff, I just took it when I couldn't sleep which was once every few nights. Maybe 3 times a week, sometimes 4, never realizing what it was doing to me. Either way some of the withdrawal symptoms matched my symptoms from above, and apparently they get worse as the weeks go on. My doc sugested dropping down to .5mg pills and work my way down over the next few months. I still have a script for one more month of the 1mg, and he says to finish out the 1mg then start with the .5mg. Anyone else ever been on Xanax? Any issues with it?