I have been taking Ativan (lorazepam) 0.5mg off and on for about a year, and it allows me to confront situations I used to avoid due to anxiety, actually gives me a little more confidence when facing an inevitably stressful event (ie holidays with certain family members) my question is: When I started taking them, it was due to severe panic attacks and I was instructed by my Dr to place it under my tongue for quick results, but it wears off fairly quickly too, Would swallowing the pill normally have a longer lasting result? I'm trying to take as few as possible, and end up putting 2 or 3 under my tongue as they wear off.