Hello! I have just started to cross over to Valium from Ativan. I was on a steady dose of .05 mg. three times a day. Once or twice I was allowed to take it 4 times a day but the last 7 years I was strictly 3 times a day. My Neuropsych wanted me to take 10 mg. of Valium at night and try not to take the Ativan at all unless I "needed" it. Well, by night 2 I was having pins and needles in my feet and hands, shooting pains all over, tinnitus, nausea, sweats & chills. I finally gave in and took an Ativan, as I needed to go to work! I was fine all day and slept fine the next night on 10 mg. Valium. I took 10 mg Valium last night and woke up 5 hours later, restless, headache, etc and took 1/2 Ativan. I had to take another 1/2 8 hours later. 5 days in I still have not figured out what the best dose is or when. Tonight I will try 10 mg. Valium again and see if I can sleep through the night. I may try 1/2 Ativan and 1/4 Valium sometime during the day tomorrow. The Neuropsych said if you find yourself taking the Ativan on a regular basis, you need to take more Valium. I believe the equivalent of .05 mg/TID is 15 mg. Valium. I'm afraid of the withdrawal I feel when I go without the Ativan. I'm not sure if any dose of Valium will prevent that. Also, the Valium is very different from the Ativan, sedating. Good luck, keep us updated on what works for you!