... and panic attacks. i have had to go to the emergency room twice and was perscribed ativan both times. the first time it was only .50 mg now its 1.0 mg. my only problem is that i dont have ensurance and i dont know the risk im takeing by takeing these meds without a constant monitor on them. i now cut my 1.0mg pills in half and try to take them only once a day. i dont want to be on drugs for the rest of my life and i am really scared... please someone... anything?