Hi my name's Ivy, 24 years old about to turn 25 in a week. I've been taking ativan as needed since March 2017 so almost 5 years ago. I've been taking 1mg and sometimes 2 when I go to the hospital for panic attacks. It only works sometimes then it stops. For the past few days I've been having anxiety and panic attacks and I take up to 2 1/2 pills, sometimes 3 and it STILL don't kick in!!! I usually feel insanely calm, relaxed, at peace, happier, less paranoid but for the past few days I still feel the same even at higher dosages and sometimes I get so frustrated because my medicine isn't kicking in that I feel like swallowing the whole bottle. Anyway which mg can I switch to? Should I change to a different benzo? Valium doesnt work at all. Please help me thx