... took it for about 5 months at 20 mg, before being weaned off. I went from 20mg. , 17.5 mg., 15 mg., 12.5, 10 mg. 5mg., then nothing. While doing this I did feel more anxious and depressed. If things got really bad I took a little lorazepam Now I am on St John s Wort. For sleeping, I take magnesium and valerian