After discussion with my doctor he advised me I could cut my 10mg dose in half and take 5mg at night between 6 and 8pm. I'm about to take it in an hour or two and I want to make sure I'm going to be doing the right thing. I'm obviously worried about side effects but i dont want to worry if it's going to help me. I used to suffer very mildly from an anxiety attack here and there, nothing major, recently they have become full-blown and some days are worse than others. I'm looking for positive feedback about this medication. Will I sleep tonight & wake up at a reasonable time tomorrow? I start counseling to discuss my sudden onset of my symptoms. Please don't post anything negative to freak me out. I'm looking to get better sooner rather than later. Will this medication help me in the long run?? Also, can I take my Ativan as needed if I absolutely need to. Thanks in advance.