I've been on medication for 17 years. for mental health and anxiety. dignossed as schizoaffective bipolar type in 1995. I took 2mg ativan for 12 years. Was taken off of it in 2009. In feb of 2012 I came off allot of medication because of stage 3 kidney disease. Life has been really hard since coming off ativan. almost impossible since I have come off a bunch of other meds. Right now I take two blood pressure meds, respirdal, low mg of zoloft for anxiety, nurotin for restless leg syndrom and 10 mg ambien about 10 times a month for sleep. may seem like allot of medication but I use to take 14 pills a day which led to my kidney disease.