I am taking a small dose of Ativan but have been taking it for almost 9 years. After a bad autoimmune flare and taking Plaquenil I developed severe sleep issues and started on these benzo meds for the probem. I just want to be free of even the small dose! I don't know what happened during the flare to change my sleep, but I am misserable. I have not taken an ativan for 4 days and am experiencing withdrawal