... day. I could only take half pills at a time as it made me feel terrible. Sometimes I would take a whole pill. I used Xanax for 30 days. My new doctor changed me to Ativan 0.5 4x per day. I have been on Ativan for approximately 25 days - I have developed light sensitivity, blurred vision, which sent me to the eye center twice for abnormalities. There is nothing wrong it is the Ativan. . Can I just stop after this short time? I started to cut back to two pills per day or less Will their be withdrawal? I noticed muscle spasms in my stomach area and back. Some confusion and disconnectedness. Should there be withdrawal symptoms in this short time of taking these medications. How long will any withdrawal effects last? I need advise?