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A 36-year-old female asked:

I've been taking 2 to4mg diazepam daily for 4years, isthis a strong enough dose to get withdrawals?shouldicut down to 1mg daily or 2mg every other day

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes, withdrawal: Taking this amount of diazepam for the past 4 years is enough to cause withdrawal symptoms. Please don't try to taper this on your own, but get your doctor's help. Especially, you want to be sure that the problems for which diazepam was originally prescribed, are in remission. If not, they will make tapering very difficult to impossible. Be well.

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