I already feel withdrawal symptoms about 10 hours after my last dose. I am currently taking between 1mg and 2mg per day. I was on clonazepam for 2 years and the withdrawal was a living hell. I should have never agreed to take the ativan but my doc said it was better than the spinning thoughts which often led to suicidal thoughts. My doc will not prescribe me valium in order to withdraw. She thinks that 12 weeks (for the first 6 weeks I was only taking 1/2 mg per day) is not a long enough time to warrant this type of withdrawal. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it. I just refilled a script for 100 1/2 mg pills and would like to safely yet quickly get off these meds