I went to my psychiatrist today. He specializes in medications and sleep disorders. I have been taking lorazepam for about ten years for a sleep disorder. My Dr. tuned into my fibro and told me that benzodiazepines tend to block sleep stages 3 and 4 (rem sleep). The long term result is that my fibro, which requires good deep delta sleep to resolve, was getting worse and worse because I continued to take lorazepam (a benzodiazepine). So now I am trying to get off the lorazepam and I am going thru withdrawal because benzo can be addictive with long use. On top of my fibro I am a basket case with the withdrawal symptoms. Every symptom of both problems is multiplied by by the other. The only place I am comfortable in is a 93 degree swimming pool. After an hour I can finally get my muscles to relax. I have been in withdrawal since early Aug and it looks like it will be after Xmas before this can resolve. But I am risking the possibility that I can NEVER totally get off this drug because the withdrawal symptoms will never go away.