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Reported Deaths From Valium Abuse
Should I see a therapist or a psychiatrist for this: valium abuse for 5 years, anxiety, especially social anxiety, depression, low self esteem? Thanks
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more
Was put on 2 mg valium 3x daily, once I quit I thought I was withdrawing, family dr said impossible. Refilled, took again how was directed. Once out. 3 days seems to be the magic number and sick again. The dr then tells me I'm abusing them. How do I expla
My dr. Wants to give me Valium for anxiety, my family has a history with substance abuse so I have always stayed away from drugs/alcohol. Is it ok?
Anxiety: I try to stay from benzodiazepines like Valium regardless of Family History but even more so given yours. Have you tried any SSRIs? Even before turning to medications, have you tried psychotherapy like cognitive behavioral therapy? It does wonders! And is side effect free. In meantime, ask your FamilyDoc to check for hyperthyroidism. And cut down on caffeine intake. ...Read more
Addictive disorder: Even when used properly, long-term benzodiazepine use will lead to tolerance such that higher doses will be necessary to achieve the same anti-anxiety effect. This situation should not be confused with benzodiazepine abuse, where one is taking extra amounts of benzodiazepines in order to achieve a "high" or euphoria. Xanax (alprazolam) is the benzodiazepine most often abused as it can produce a high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benzodiazepine treat: It is well established that addictions are associated with other conditions such as mood and anxiety disorder. In an well done study in arch gen psychiatry. 2008;65(1):47-52 they found in comparison with major depression, bipolar ii disorder was associated with the development of alcohol and benzodiazepine use and disorders. If you treat correctly the mood disorder you improve treating addict. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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total valium:4.7ml method of obtaining: masturbation time of liquefaction: 15 minu?
My 37 yr old son took Valium, muscle relaxers, beer. At 6:45 am he was snoring loudly. At 2:45 pm he was dead. What is meaning of the loud snoring?
Death by drugs: Very sad to read of another drug related death. Most likely, the muscle relaxation effects of Valium and excess alcohol most likely caused slack throat muscles that fell,I to the air passage ways of posterior pharynx or throat, leading to snoring sounds. If opioids had been used, there is a new product, EVZIO, that is an auto injector which blocks opioid effects, and can save lives ...Read more
Label Directions- Dr: Hi Luchol585, The meds Valium and Buspar are 2 types of antianxiety pills. They are usually not prescribed together due to overlap of effects. Since they are prescribed by a doctor did they give you any special directions on their use> Could also check the pharmacy for label directions for useage. Good question- glad you asked Dr Lori Lange ...Read more
Time.: I don't know of any scientifically valid and practically useful way to get rid of of any medication or drug out of the system. Each takes it's own time. Your asking this question, however, raises concern whether you are misusing this medication. If so, please consider getting help asap - addiction to this medication can be dangerous, and abruptly stopping it can be equally so. Good luck! ...Read more
Meditation: Mindfullness meditation and healthy breathing patterns along w/ a serious evaluation of the stress in your life are what comes to mind. Valium is often best for a specific unavoidable stressful time - funerals, court appearances, etc. Maintaining serenity in a stressful life takes mature awareness and eliminating unnecessary stressors. Therapy might help you to figure it out. ...Read more
Valium: Yes absolutely if its used inappropriately for the wrong reasons and indefinitely. ...Read more
Respiratory distress: Valium overdose requires high amounts of Valium. Overdose is also a risk of mixing Valium and alcohol or other drugs. Large amounts of Valium can make you dizzy and impair your judgment, which can put you in danger. Overdose is also a risk of mixing Valium & alcohol or other drugs. Valium can cause a slowed heartbeat or breathing problems and respiratory ...Read more
1.What are the benefits and risks of valium
2. What are the benefits of using Valium over other alternatives?
Valium & prednisone?: Most importantly, be certain that every doc knows ur full med list. there's no formal interaction between these2 meds. Prednisone can have psychiatric side effects, which you should be monitored for. Valium should not be stopped without a docs instruction. Best to check with ur doc to find out what's right for you. Get well soon!:) ...Read more
Not common: I would wonder if the allergy is to the inactive ingredient in the tablet of diazepam as opposed to an allergy to diazepam itself because it is an uncommon allergy although i suppose it is possible. A more common consideration would be an adverse behavioral change related to the administration of diazepam including severe disinhibition or aggression. Stay safe! ...Read more