I ended up on Ativan after a trip to ER a couple of weeks ago. I worked myself up into such a tizzy because of a lump in my throat. I was petrified that I would die during the night. I couldn't sit, stand or lay down I was in such a state. My husband took me to ER and they treated me with Ativan. Did nothing about the lump in the throat. My PCP is treating it as GERD but it's still there so I am going to ENT in January. I find the Ativan is keeping me from working up to that state of wanting to jump out of my skin.