I have successfully gone down to 10mg over the past few months and tried to go down to 5mg last night. I awoke this morning feeling really awful. I am a single mom with a 9 year old and I don't know how people do this! I couldn't function, I felt like a totally different person. I had to take 5 mg this morning to be able to function. I don't have access to a good doctor who understands the taper method where I live (small town in Mexico) so I could really use some help. I only have 10mg tabs so they are hard to cut accurately... I don't drink or take any other medications but REALLY have to get off valium!! Thanks in advance for any advice and/or support.