Sounds like you had a better Dr. than I do. I also started on 1.0 ( 2 x .50). (for 2 years), like you, for sleep. About a year ago it was upped to 1.5, then in Dec, 2.0. I did know I was doing something wrong; Since I teach at a college, i felt that the best shot I had was to taper over late spring and summertime. Anyway I had cut my dose last summer in half, surprisingly painlessly. Then School started up, and found i couldn't sleep. Did you experience that? I decided to wait until things calmed down to try again.
This past month I've tried and - though i'm not positive it is the tapering- I've been feeling a lot of anxiety. And i've only taperd half a pill!
I'm willing to try anything! So many people swear by the Ashton method, and so many others have had a hard time , i thought I'd try the valium.
Could you tell me specifically how much you cut back, on what kind of schedule?
Thanks for your time and concern.