Thank you all for your help.. I was put on Ativan from my phsychtrist when I was 18 for severe anxiety disorder, I saw him till I was 30, then could not afford the sessions, so my primary said he would give me Ativan. I take it for anxiety, TMJ, nurapathy pain in my legs. I wish I didn't need to be on Ativan or pain meds, it such a pain dealing with all this crap. I have never had a problem getting off things, when I saw my first pain dr, back 20 yrs ago, I knew nothing about pain meds, so I thought it was suppose to take all my pain away, so when I would get some pain, I would say it's not working, this would be like 9 month later he then would up my OxyContin, long story short, I was up to 240mg. 3 x day of 240mg,!! Finally drs. We're saying that's to much, so I even asked my pain dr. He just said do you have quality life back? I said yes, he says it won't hurt you if your not abusing, well later he had his lisense taken away, that was a God send, looking back on it, so I had to find a new pain dr. I got myself off of 80mg. Of OxyContin by myself, it was very easy, I did it slowly, then got down to 40mg. Finally after seeing 9 pain drs. Begging to just get me off the last 40mg, I found one, which is the one I see now, weaned me off within a month, then was put on 50mg. Of the patch, and have been on same dose for 13 yrs. till recently, they upped to 75, but it's been more of a headache going to 75, no one has it, or does not have the generic brand that does not tear my skin up, so I'm just going to ask to go back to 50mg. I mean why be on higher go through this headache just for a little more relief! So what I was trying to say, is getting off Ativan harder then getting off OxyContin? Cause that was not hard, was not on any with drawl meds either. When I tried a different med before going up to the 75 patch, it was not as strong, and they did give me clondine for with drawls, but wasn't bad at all, but the new med did nothing, that's when they put me back on patch just going up from 50 to 75, but like I said, I'm going to just go back to 50. This could not happen at a worse time! My mom, my husbands mom and dad are very sick! I can't drive, my husband had to leave to go take care of them, I have no one, so I'm home alone, stressing out! Well, we will see what my dr. Is going to suggest, my app. Is on Sept. 28th. My heart is pounding getting anxiety just waiting for this app.! Wish he never said anything till we went! Question, has anyone taking pot for anxiety? Or is that a no no with pain meds? I know I can't do that unless I talk with my pain dr. But pot is not synthetic, well at least not yet! They will mess that up too! Thank you again so much for everyone's help, and suggestions,. God Bless you all. I pray you all are having a good day! Low pain!