So I gave up tapering on Ativan and decided to stay on it until I reach the therapeutic dose of Effexor that I haven't started yet. My problem now is that this morning I took .5mg of Ativan and it did nothing. After an hour, I took another half pill so in total .75mg, and I still feel really anxiety ridden and cant seem to think straight. Its almost as if I feel worse! Ive only been on Ativan roughly 8 weeks, so I don't know whats happening. Any suggestions on what it could be/what I can do?? I need to be able to function!