my mom is on her 3rd month of detoxing from ativan(lorazapam) she was up to an absurd 16 mg on bad days...she's down to 4 1/2 but has not had a good nights sleep or a good 2 hour nap like she used to in weeks. nothing so far has been of help. she was in a detox clinic for 3 weeks but found it extra hard being the only one w/ CFS so is now an out patient and goes to the clinic 2 times a week to pick up the meds. the chiropractor helps w/ the pain but still not enough to sleep through the night. the DR insists that an antidepressant helps in detoxing but my mom is unable to tolerate the side effects of most of them and the ones that do help are stimulants only adding to her trouble relaxing and sleeping. i bought melatonin today(the one thing we haven't tried) and she is trying it tonight to sleep. Is there anyone that can relate to this in anyway? ANY feedback would be appreciated. it's my goal to get my mom comfortable with this site and start communicating with people that understand. her concentration level isn't so good but i read her a few of the messages and she was relieved and interested and motivated for me to post a message.. thanks for listening.