I'm not sure what I'm even asking here, except I know it would be really nice to hear from you. I take one Rx only (besides eye drops) and that is a low dose .5 Ativan (Lorazepam) I get 60 pills to last me 60 days. Period. And that is good because I am glad I didn't get as many as I thought I needed at one time. I usually would take them sometime during the night when I couldn't sleep. I took them sporadically, not consistently, and no problems.
For quite a number of months now I take them around 5 in the morning so I can get back to sleep. Well, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't...but...I'm fairly CALM in the mornings now.
So I decide maybe I should do without the Ativan but haven't been brave enough to try it until the morning...Well, I DID go back to sleep but woke up with miserable morning anxiety. So...I have for 'now' decided that I am going to have to make it "OK" to stay on this drug...that I am not 'failing' somehow to be dependent on it... I successfully went through withdrawals after VERY brief takings of Prozac, something that starts with a C, and Mirtazapine(last one is a bitch!) ... Weird as this all may seem, can any of you relate at all to what I've been rambling about? I still feel some guilt (not overwhelming!) about making the decision to stay with the Ativan. Anyway, I guess just writing about this makes it all more clear to me... (Thanks everyone )