I have been taking 1mg of lorazepam for a least 5 years for insomnia, as well as amitriptyline. I want to be off these drugs so I quite the amitriptyline a month ago and the lorazepam a week ago. Now I am not feeling so good. My dr didn't seem to think tapering was necessary but I am not sure now after reading about this. I am in good health otherwise; run 10+ miles a week and try to eat healthy. I just have chronic insomnia as did my father. Should I revisit my dr and insist on a tapering plan or continue on? Am now taking ambien for sleep.