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Is there something stronger than vailum for my anxity?
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In brief: Problem with Valium
The problem with valium or any of the benzodiazepines is that your body gradually adapts to them and then you need more to get the same effect, and so on.
This is just not a good idea. Psychotherapy to uncover the hidden issue that is bothering you is a more expensive and time consuming solution, but works. Meds for anxiety just don't work in the long term.

In brief: Problem with Valium
The problem with valium or any of the benzodiazepines is that your body gradually adapts to them and then you need more to get the same effect, and so on.
This is just not a good idea. Psychotherapy to uncover the hidden issue that is bothering you is a more expensive and time consuming solution, but works. Meds for anxiety just don't work in the long term.
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Talk to your doctor
There are several treatment options for managing anxiety.
It's important to rule out medical conditions such as thyroid dysfunction or heart disease. Avoid the use of caffeine. Treatment guidelines recommend the use of an SSRI. Long term use of benzodiazepines such as valium is not recommended. On the short term, your doctor may order Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan instead of Valium. These are habit forming.

In brief: Talk to your doctor
There are several treatment options for managing anxiety.
It's important to rule out medical conditions such as thyroid dysfunction or heart disease. Avoid the use of caffeine. Treatment guidelines recommend the use of an SSRI. Long term use of benzodiazepines such as valium is not recommended. On the short term, your doctor may order Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan instead of Valium. These are habit forming.
Dr. Paul Pyles
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In brief: Other options
I disagree that "meds in the long term just don't work.
" tolerance and addiction are a risk with benzodiazepine medications like valium, but many people use them with success. I agree that therapy would also be helpful as possibly would an antidepressant medication. Talk with your doctor.

In brief: Other options
I disagree that "meds in the long term just don't work.
" tolerance and addiction are a risk with benzodiazepine medications like valium, but many people use them with success. I agree that therapy would also be helpful as possibly would an antidepressant medication. Talk with your doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
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Dr. Alexander Lim
Neurology
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In brief: No
Valium is one of the benzodiazepines and they are all about equal - some, like valium, have a shorter half-life, that is they last shorter, compared for instance, to Klonopin or clonazepam, which has a longer half life or lasts longer.

In brief: No
Valium is one of the benzodiazepines and they are all about equal - some, like valium, have a shorter half-life, that is they last shorter, compared for instance, to Klonopin or clonazepam, which has a longer half life or lasts longer.
Dr. Alexander Lim
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Anxiety
All Benzodiazepine have similar effects on anxiety, the difference is their half lives.
Some are short acting & others long, hence different side-effects. Strength depends on the dose. Also, I am not sure what type of anxiety you are having, to be able to give better suggestions.

In brief: Anxiety
All Benzodiazepine have similar effects on anxiety, the difference is their half lives.
Some are short acting & others long, hence different side-effects. Strength depends on the dose. Also, I am not sure what type of anxiety you are having, to be able to give better suggestions.
Dr. Alan Ali
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