Our expert says:
Of course no competent doctor should have been prescribing that much to you for long enough for you to become dependent on it, and this is one of the reasons this sort of drug should be used so carefully. You've done well to manage to cut down this far. Ideally, you should see a consultant psychiatrist ( not a GP ) for a re-assessment, to advise both on how to cut down and come of the drug, and to check whether a better treatment for your anxiety would be adviseable. If your anxiety is under proper control by CBT counselling, and maybe an antidepressant type of medicine, this makes it easier to come off the valium.
Its hard to advise specifically, as I have many more relevant questions to ask and discuss. You're down to 5 mg twice a day. Where does it get difficult when you try to go lower, and in what way do you try to go lower ? DO you get uncomfortable on 5 mg once a day ? If not, move to that level, then 5 alternate days, then you should be able to stop. Sometimes one may need to crack a tablet in half to enable you to come down in even smaller steps. But if you have come down this far, the last bit of the journey shouldn't usually be difficult
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