I'm the master of bad timing ..im more stressed now do to upcoming surgery even tho I'm sure everything will be fine and my lump will be benign .. And I just had time off of work so starting then would of been smart but i go back tomorrow .. I started yesterday .. Ugh .. I've always had sleep issue up and down .. The passed four months have been the worst tho .. An Ativan had become my bff .. I can take it during the day at night topped with pm pills and still be up half the night I don't take a lot .. most days JUST 1mg at night .. Some days if needed 1mg during the day if needed and sometimes if don't fall asleep I'll take a second later at night .. I take other meds that should help sleep (topamax , flexaril , 1000 mg magnesuim) Ok im rambling cause I'm over tired .. Last night I took well very unmeasured half of 1mg of the Ativan i was up till 5 am no anxiety or issues just couldn't sleep .. Had vivid dreams when I did and was up by 10 .. 5 hours is decent for me .. I plan to do half for a week. Then cut in fourths .. Then maybe every other day .. When I googled it , it sounds like with drawing from Ativan is extremely hard .. So any advice would be helpful .. I've stopped most things cold turkey and been ok except with the cymbalta .. I just need to start sleeping ..