I agree with you Kate. Its tough to taper klonopin. I do worry about it, as Ive tried to get down to .25mg and have not been successful. I actually think the ativan could be a good idea to use to help get off of the klonopin. I guess because its shorter acting and could help ease the transition, and you use tiny pieces of it just to get thru, u could probably disolve a tiny morsel under ur tongue to help u get thru the worst. I just havent been 100 percent ready to taper klonopin. I do want to be med free at some point, and when I decide it's time, I know it will be tough. But there are people that find the taper easy. Judging from the times Ive tried to go down in my dosage, I dont think it will be for me. So there is definitely dependence going on, even though I would never consider increasing it.