Patty,At the time I was on a fairly large dose of xanax and did have to wean myself off from the xanax until I got down to 1 xanax a day which was a .25.I split that in half now.In the morning I take one half, the evening I take the other half.Before I was on inderal, I was taking a whole lot more xanax.I did have some withdraw symptoms from cutting down the xanax ,but I can tell you that the inderal even helped with the withdraw symptoms.Presently I am lowering my dose of inderal (with my Dr.s orders) because I recently stopped smoking and my heart rate and blood pressure is now improving .I was taking 120 mg.inderal daily now Iam at 80 mg. I will probably maintain a certain dose of inderal in order to keep anxiety and blood pressure at bay. As for the xanax I will probably cut that out entirely with in the next 6 months or so. I know that is a long time but I was on it a long time,16 years.The present dose I take of the xanax isn't that helpful anyway.I wish I had known about inderal years ago, it sure would have saved me a lot of hellish times and I hope other people learn to benefit from it ,(if they can.)I hope this helps you ,Patty.