My 42 year old boyfriend has been experiencing anxiety and depression, and has been having trouble sleeping. He is taking paxil which seems to be helping, but to help him sleep he is taking 50 to 100 mg of thorazine and 1 mg of ativan. I have done some internet research on thorazine, and really don't like the idea that he is taking it, although he has taken it in the past and it has worked. Is it common to use this drug for sleep, and has anyone used it? Of course the list of side effects is endless, as with any drug, but what are the most common ones? Any information would be great. Thanks.