I've been on Ativan for 3 weeks now, prescribed by my doctor as a way to get off of Effexor. He prescribed 2-3 a day, but most days I'm only doing one, mostly to help me sleep. Boy, do I sleep solidly when I do. But out of fear of addiction, I'm trying to avoid more use than that.
ativan and xanax are the shortest acting......i'm not trying to scare anyone but being on this crap longer than a couple of weeks is playing with fire.......google benzodiapzipine protracted withdrawl and I can give you sites that you would read horror stories on......and I mean horror stories......not what you see on tv when an addict is kicking.....i mean ruined devastated lives cause you can't function......not everyone goes thru this but if you are in the 15% that do.....you will never, and I mean never go thru anything worse.........not even 9/11 was worse than this