Top
10
Doctor insights on: I Feel Guilty For Taking Diazepam What Is Better For Sleep

Share
1

1
I feel guilty for taking diazepam. What is better for sleep?

I feel guilty for taking diazepam. What is better for sleep?

Valium, sleep: Depending on the reason your{bad doc gave it to you in the first place. Sleep is quite infrequently the only symptom. It mostly is a symptoms of a bigger entity = sleep is mostly a symptom in a syndrome. Treat the diagnosis, treat the syndrome, not the symptom. Valium never treats anything. It only falsely makes people feels secure then aggravates the main problem by late rx. ...Read more

Dr. Selby Jacobs
215 doctors shared insights

Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


2

2
Hello can I take a sleeping tablet 5 hours after taking 5mg of diazepam?

Hello can I take a sleeping tablet 5 hours after taking 5mg of diazepam?

Better not to take: Diazepam has rapid onset of action, but it has a very long half life, from 1-3 days. Diazepam at a dosage of 5mg. Can cause significant problems with alertness and motor functioning, eg. Driving a motor vehicle. Taking a sleep medication, 5 hrs after taking diazepam, may lead to significant CNS depression and problems with coordination and balance. So, taking a sleep medication is not recommended. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Does diazepam always make you go to sleep quick?

Does diazepam always make you go to sleep quick?

No: Diazepam helps some people fall asleep but not all and the medication interferes with your natural sleep cycle. It is healthier to use other methods to help improve sleep. ...Read more

5

5
Is there an alternative to diazepam to help me feel calmer and sleep better. Already on Sertraline100 mg ?

Is there an alternative to diazepam to help me feel  calmer and sleep better. Already on Sertraline100 mg ?

Best: no drugs: Diazepam, or Valium, is not a good idea to take on a regular basis for sleep or anything else .... it is a benzodiazepine, a very addictive class of drugs. Newer, nonbenzodiazepine pills such as zolpidem/Ambien or zaleplon/Sonata, while not risk free, are safer. BEST to focus on non drug sleep aids: cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce anxiety, regular sleep schedule, exercise, avoiding caffeine ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can o take diazepam (valium) for sleeping?

Can o take diazepam (valium) for sleeping?

Not good idea: Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years. Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Diazepam has a 20-100 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill. ...Read more

7

7
If taking citalopram 20mg and 5mg diazepam....for 7 months....can it lead to poor sleep quality?

Great Question!: Citalopram is a good antidepressant. Sometimes patients experience insomnia due to the stimulating effect of their medicine. Another possibility is an under-treated or partial response to your medicine resulting in your poor sleep. Also, diazepam can trigger a rebound insomnia. You will want to talk to your doctor to sort out what is going on that is causing you to have poor sleep quality. ...Read more

8

8
Can a teenage boy take diazepam (valium) for sleeping?

Not good idea: Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years. Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Diazepam has a 20-100 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill. ...Read more

9

9
I am not able to sleep, if a took 2 pills of diazepam 5 mg, will it work as sleeping pills ? How longer i will sleep?Can if anyone wake me in between?

I am not able to sleep, if a took 2 pills of diazepam 5 mg, will it work as sleeping pills ? How longer i will sleep?Can if anyone wake me in between?

Diazepam is old: As a sleeping aid we do not use it often since it is habit forming. Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is the preferred way of treating insomnia. To answer your question: people are different, some taking 5 mg diazepam and knocked out for 36 hours, and some people taking 20 mg and sleep only 2 hours. http://lasleepdr.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-technique-that-helps-you-sleep.html. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
442 doctors shared insights

Diazepam (Definition)

Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,876 doctors shared insights

Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more