physical dependance. i have taken 0.5 mg per night for about 3 months. i wonder what i would experience if i abruptly stopped. it is the only drug that helps with sleep , pain, and day time tiredness. i am concerned what will happen after years of this dosage. i know i can taper off over a period of time, but what happens if i lose my doctor or forget the pills during a vacation. thanks for any help you can give, especially those who have quit taking it. i also wonder why it is the only thing that helps as i have tried almost everything else.