Has anyone else had their doctor prescribe both medications and found that it helped? I'm currently on 225mg Effexor XR and take .25 Ativan three times a day. The Ativan was recently added to help stablize me. I honestly go weeks or days feeling great with minimal anxiety and then it comes on really bad and stays for a few days. I discussed at length my fears of taking the Ativan, even when I'm feeling good. Hope someone else has some insight!