I have been on 1 mg Ativan for severe anxiety related to mononucleosis for 17 days now ONCE A DAY on an as-needed basis. I usually break it in half, so all I take is 0.5mg a day to relieve anxiety. I am terrified of going through withdrawl and experiencing seizures. I have had one fainting spell during my illness due to dehydration, and they did and EEG just to check. I have no seizure activity in my brain but I am still terrified and phobic about having one. I have already started to taper my ativan because I am just so scared. I am now breaking the pill in quarters (0.25mg) and plan to keep it that way. How can I stop taking the drug to prevent withdrawl and seizures??? And is it possible for this to happen on such a small dose?