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Do you have another strategy in place in case your anxiety increases as you taper?
I believe it's better to be safe than sorry which is why I often go more slowly than what doctors sometimes suggest.
I definitely wouldn't decrease the dose by 50% as you plan. I'd decrease it by 25% max and probably less. I would stay on each dose for at least 2 weeks before cutting the dose again.
If you have any withdrawal symptoms you can always increase your dose.
Many people have no problems going off these medications and you may be one of them. So if you want to go faster and risk potential withdrawal symptoms that's up to you. If you have withdrawals you can always increase your dose at that point and then begin a slower taper.
I hope you stop worrying about the taper since it won't help anything and will probably make things worse.
Are you seeing a counselor?
THINK POSITIVE AND TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME. No need to borrow trouble. 99% of the things we worry about never happen anyway so what’s the point? The other one percent is going to happen anyway regardless so just deal with whatever comes up with a positive attitude.
Best of luck to you.

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@jakedduck1 Thank you so much for your reply. You actually put everything in a completely different perspective for me. I don't don't another strategy in place in case the taper increases my anxiety but I am absolutely going to do the taper much slower as you suggested. Youre right, I do need to stop worrying so much. I have health anxiety and although its improved immensely it still gets the best of me at times like this. I do have a wonderful counselor I've been with for a few years and im on prozac daily 20mg and it has been wonderful for my anxiety. I feel the best I've felt in years. My hope is to eventually get off of medication but I am in no rush, just wanting to be as safe as possible. I appreciate your words and very very helpful advice. 😊