I've been on Ativan for 8 years now. It was and continues to be a miracle drug for my GAD. I can not take any SSRI's or SNRI's. I see 2 MD's. One MD wants me off of it, the other MD sees no reason. I usually take 1 mg per day, sometime I can go 3-4 days and not take it. Some days I need 3-4 mg. I know exactly when I need it after 8 years of use. The withdrawal symptoms seems to be pretty much the same as the symptoms for taking it in the first place. I ask the masses, what to do?