I've dealt with sleep deprivation for over a decade. I've been using Ativan to help with my insomnia but the current dosage amount of 2mg is not working any more. I was tempted to double my dose last night before finding this website.

Not only do I have many of the signs and symptoms of using this drug, but I am struggling with anger issues and extreme irritability along with being manic.

I need to sleep and know that once I begin a taper withdrawal, I'm going to be in a really dark place due to staying up for days on end without being able to fall asleep. Ativan has been the only thing to help me, now I know I must relieve my dependency. Can anybody help me on a strategy I can use for my insomnia. No other drugs work for me including all of the Ambien / Sonata drugs.