Hello, I am in agreement with the doctor who is saying that your own bodily reaction is the best indicator. I am somewhat confused when you mention klonapin and ativan .and then mention SSRI's. Both Klonapin and Ativan are benzodiazapines with no relation to SSRI's. The feeling of unreality if attributable to meds or anxiety can only be determined if you stop the ativan and still have the same reaction. Remember you cannot just stop Benzo's abruptly without the risk of seizure or convulsions. If you have further questions I will answer, but I must get off for a few hours. good luck.
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Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It is a reasonable reduction which your body will confirm. If you experience discomfort then it is not a reasonable reduction, but I doubt that you will have any discomfort. If you do then it is too large a reduction which you should discuss with prescribing doctor. Best wishes.
As you say increased anxiety or signs there of. Restlessness, difficulty concentrating, problems with focusing, and just about just about anything that are out of the ordinary. As your doctor says you should really not have a problem because of low dosage. Seizure is not a major issue. Most physicians suggest changes weekly. I cannot really sagest a dose reduction as only physicians can prescribe. I can suggest you cease worrying as you are reducing slowly and you never were on a high or even moderately high dosage. So I suggest you relax and follow your doctors directions.
And thank you for your generosity and please relax there is little or nothing to worry about.