This medication saved me. I had never taken any drugs in my life and out of nowhere I got hooked on crack cocaine. It was a living nightmare. My anxiety was frightening. Ativan made me be able to stop the night terrors and made the dilusions and hallucinations and voices disappear. I have been on Paxil but am now finishing up that as well. I still take ativan because I have always had extreme trouble thinking because I cannot stop thinking or typing ....haha. I have never had a bad experience or side effect from this drug. Except for blurred vision once in awhile.