FHL, what does the doctor think caused your symptoms to begin with that caused him to put you on stimulants and depressants at the same time? I've just read this entire thread and I was quite hopeful for you to get back to work and all. I am an R.N. also, but disabled with ME. Did you go off the Ativan abruptly to cause the withdrawal? I have heard horror stories of benzo withdrawal, but always from stopping too quickly. I am glad the Tagamet still helps some. I have a son who has seizures so I know how horrible they are. So sorry for your troubles and best wishes for recovery.