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Dr. Marcie Berman
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Hi ' I've shaved 5mg of my original 20mg a day over 4 months ' am I doing well ? It's diazepam.

Dr. Marcie Berman
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Hi ' I've shaved 5mg of my original 20mg a day over 4 months ' am I doing well  ? It's diazepam.

Yes: If you are feeling well, this is great. Benzos should be taken and weaned off of with caution. It sounds like you are doing this. I would encourage you to do,this,with your doctor's supervision . Continue to explore alternative ways to manage your,anxiety. Sounds like you are on a good path. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Ativam 5mg is it the same strength as a 10 mg diazepam?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Ativan: That is a high dose of ativan. Much higher than the 10mg. Equivalent. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Is 5mg of diazepam considered a high dose?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Valium: Nope, that is therapeutic dose, as prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have been taking 5mg of diazepam daily for approximately 7 months. She feels I should taper off by 1 mg every 2 weeks until down to 1mg. Agree?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I am sorry but: You aren't my patient. I don't know your full medical history (don't even know why you take diazepam). Because of this, i recommend that you go over a tapering plan with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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I've been taking 5mg of diazepam every night for 5 months. If i start taking 2.5 mg is that too much of a drop to wean? For how long before next drop?

Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Board Certified, Neurology
37 years in practice
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Tapring diazepam: You can wean off yourself in 3 to 6 weeks. Your 1st step is right step that you are lowering dose to 2.5mg.Do that for 2 weeks and then go 2.5mg every other day for 2 weeks and then 2.5mg every 2 days for 1 week and then stop. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner
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My buddy took a half of diazepam 5mg and he persists on drinking is he gunna be okay or should I dump the liquor?

Dr. Jane Steiner
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My buddy took a half of diazepam 5mg and he persists on drinking is he gunna be okay or should I dump the liquor?

He will be drunker..: ...Than he would if he had not had the diazepam, that's for sure. Yes, if you are a good friend, you will not let him drink the liquor too. He'll thank you later! ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Hello can I take a sleeping tablet 5 hours after taking 5mg of diazepam?

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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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

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Been on diazepam for 2 months for severe injury and wanting to wean off! What would be the proper way to wean off if I've taken 5mg 3x a day?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Been on diazepam for 2 months for  severe injury and wanting to wean off! What would be the proper way to wean off if I've taken 5mg 3x a day?

Valium taper: You need a schedule of slow tapering while closely monitoring for withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor can help you with this. For my patients I use schedule of tapering by 5% of daily dose every 4-7 days, and if not successful, I try the Phenobarb detox. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Is it safe/dangerous to mix diazepam approx 30-40mg and 7.5mg zopiclone within a few hours of eachother?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Is it safe/dangerous to mix diazepam approx 30-40mg and 7.5mg zopiclone within a few hours of eachother?

Valium/zopiclone: Very sedating at this high dose. Best to consult the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Malina Milan
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Is it safe to take 7.5mg zopiclone with a diazepam 5mg?

Dr. Malina Milan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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No: You should not mix these two medications. Take one or the other in order to avoid adverse reactions. They are both sedating. Take care! ...Read more

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