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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.

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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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial Cystitis is also known as Painful bladder syndrome. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more


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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?

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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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?

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

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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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

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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?

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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Is it safe to take 7.5mg zopiclone with a diazepam 5mg?

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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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


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