My mother has taken .5 mg clonazepam twice a day for over a year. She is getting a new psychiatrist as her original one moved. She missed her first appointment with the new Dr. because she never recieved the appointment notice they were supposed to send. So when I sent her refill request for her Rx to her pharmacy they responded that the Dr declined her refill. The Dr also commented she needs to come in for her appointment. Everything I have read says it can be dangerous to suddenly stop this medication, that it should be tapered off. Should the Dr have done this and is there anything I should be concerned with until she makes it to her next appointment? I am her caretaker, she's 53yo, she has COPD, diabetes, chronic arthritis, disc degeneration, and experiences anxiety when out in public as well as random mood swings. Very worried Son here.