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What could cause my high tolerance of bzd's, md prescription 10 5mg valium and told me to experiment to get right level for pre-sig anx. 12.5mg next to no effect?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Tolerance: Tolerance to valium may indicate tolerance to other benzodiazepines, alcohol, or similar other CNS depressants you might be using. Or, you could simply be extremely anxious. If you're accustomed to valium or medications like it already, the 5mg dose may not provide much effect.

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