I started a slow taper of Ativan 2 months ago - was down to 1-1/4 mg from 2 mg taken only once at night. I also take 45 mg Remeron at night. I started these meds 10 years due to extreme panic and anxiety. Have a great life now, great relationship, not much stress so want to get off this medication. After getting down to 1 1/4 mg - I started pulling all nighters a few nights a week - my doc told me to go back up to 1-3/4 mg ativan and to take Melatonin. I took 3 mg melatonin 3 nights - it worked only 2 of the 3 - last night I finally fell asleep at 3:30 AM (after taking another 1 mg of ativan) - I want off this rollercoaters - work full time - 2 kids - and don't know how I am going to get throug this or do I just go with it and take the ativan/remeron as prescribed. I need my sleep. I do breathing , relaxation tapes, etc. and this is just a nightmare for me. Need help!!