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

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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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

Get testing to confirm the diagnosis
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Follow any recommended diet changes
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Learn which foods or drinks trigger your pain
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Know which medications and vitamins can make symptoms worse
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Differences in ativan 5mg and Xanax 1 mg and diazepam 10 mg?

Differences in ativan 5mg and Xanax 1 mg and diazepam 10 mg?

Depends: These antianxiety meds can cause dose related levels of drowsiness or even coma. How someone reacts will depend of his/her metabolic enzyme system. The Ativan dose should be closer to 1mg for it to be equivalent to the other two meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg oral diazepam before having IV midazolam?

Is it safe to take 5mg oral diazepam before having IV midazolam?

Maybe: Depends on you, your age, procedures, etc. Need to tell the docs who plan on giving you the IV midazolam- may affect the dose they give you (you may have a tolerance for these drugs, if taken regularly). They may say yes...Or no. ...Read more

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

Knowledge is power. Learn more about your bladder and IC.
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Know IC is aka Painful Bladder Syndrome & Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
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Find a physician (urologist) who is knowledgeable in management of IC
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Try to improve bothersome symptoms and your quality of life
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Hi, I suffer from RLS and my doctor has prescribed diazepam 5mg a night, had 15mg, no relief. Can I take more.

Hi, I suffer from RLS and my doctor has prescribed diazepam 5mg a night, had 15mg, no relief. Can I take more.

Not advised: You must be very careful with medication especially one like valium which is a benzodiazepine that can cause respiratory depression/sedation if too much is taken. There are other medications available for RLS such as mirapex. I would also have your iron level checked as RLS symptoms occur with even mild iron depletion. ...Read more

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

Increase water intake
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Avoid dehydration
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Avoid foods high in acidity/caffeine or carbonation
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Increase relaxation and decrease stress
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I have insomnia and had been using Ambien for a while. I have to take 4x 10mg tabs just to get to sleep. I have spoken with my pcp and am now trying diazepam 4x (5mg) any helpful advise.

I have insomnia and had been using Ambien for a while. I have to take 4x 10mg tabs just to get to sleep. I have spoken with my pcp and am now trying diazepam 4x (5mg) any helpful advise.

Withdraw: You have a serious problem. Physical and emotional habituation are likely. Diazepam is worse than ambien. Look for alternatives with a sleep medicine physician's help. If there is an underlying physical disorder of sleep, a polysomnogram may diagnose something that can be specifically treated. Behavioral measures ("sleep hygiene") may also help, such as regularizing when you go to sleep daily. ...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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