You know I was thinking back to that time and what I remember was when I got down to .25 a day from 3 mil a day, that is when I felt the worse and one day I just said enough and stopped at that point (it took me 2-3 months to get there). When I stopped completely, I felt better than when I was stringing myself along on that small dose.
When you can leave the house without them, you know you have arrived. I know there are many people that need them and Benzo's work wonders and that is great. Long term use for me meant no energy, no interest in doing anything, skin rashes, no sex drive, etc.