That's a standard tapering schedule. I'm concerned, though, that you aren't establishing a close enough collaboration with him; or he with you. You speak of his involvement always as if you are uncomfortable about confiding in him and treating him as your go to person.
I am concerned for you about this. Because maybe you should tell him that you want to feel more comfortable talking with him about the difficulties you're having since he's your doctor. And see if he will soften up.
Okay, enough of my editorializing: I'm concerned for you, and that's why I said this.
Back to the schedule: first of all "failed" is a final grade. I don't think that's an appropriate emotion. It's self defeating. I'm not giving you a final grade yet (hope that made you smile).
Second, everything in life is information. We learn from everything. What did you learn from this? Does it mean you need to spend more time relaxing? Does it mean you need to spend time watching motivational speakers? Speaking of which:
Here's a simple YouTube search I put together on "motivational speakers":
Some like Tony Robbins are the classic big guys. Some are newer. There are now wonderful women speakers as well. There are now great women speakers as well. Watch them all. Get inspired. Buy a book or two. Here are some possibilities, but they are only suggestions as there are so many good ones.
Does it mean you need to do other things to help yourself through this?
Third, this schedule is okay, but it's a bit fast for you. And you can always cut the pills even smaller if you wish. But it does help by giving a starting point: 1 mg, then .75, etc. per day.
But slowing down the pace from 3 days to 7 days might be a better rate for you. Or you could split the difference and do it for 5 days. But I think 7 days may be good.
Okay, I wish you the very best!
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