We sort of have a lot in common. I have been dry cut tapering. I was on, for a relatively short term, ativan/Lorazepam at 2mg now tapered down to 0.2mg/day over 7 months (I'm very sensitive to this stuff). Only got this far with 4 doses/day weighed on a lab scale once below .8mg. Having interdose crashes handled with 3 other meds because I am somewhat seizure prone. About to switch over to compounded liquid ativan/Loraz with a syringe included for accuracy. Only reason I did not switch over to Vallium is my brain is already swiming in a chemical soup and it also redudes interdose crashes alot plus I did not want to add any more variables. BTW some think ativan wd doesn't get "interesting" until you get below 1mg/day. (I could not have done it w/o the other meds).
Long story -short if you taper on ativan you are probably going to want the accuracy of the liquid compounded stuff as you get lower. Very few people appear to have tapered here (due to interdose crashes) Beeper appears to be the ativan wd expert, aslo see Teacher 2. There is a lot to be said for vallium vs ativan per prof ashton and then the's your thyroid issue.
My wife had her thyroid out also about the same time as you and, as you know it can be a roller coaster ride at times. "the thyroid solution" by arem (Prof in TX) is by far the best book she has found. Turns out docs in different regions of the US handle treatment of post- thyroid removal very diffierntly. She and others also feel Prof. Arem's approach to be best. Another heads-up, we just found out taking certain antibiotics or anti-yeast pills can change the amount of thyroid med needed for a long time (T3& evenT4).
Hope I didn't over whelm you you with info but thought you should know. I can usuallay be found at KD and Friends buddy blog.
At BB we're here to support you whatever decission you make. David B