So today I took the plunge and actually went to an emerancy doctor to get some medication for my horrific anxiety, panic attacks and depression I have been experiencing for over 8 years (I'm 24).
These past few months it has really peaked and the past four days have been the hardest of my life. I am literally at the end and can not cope.
I went in and explained all this. And was prescribed 2mg of diazepam to take three times a day to get me through this weekend before I can go to my GP which isn't open till after the bank holiday weekend on Tuesday. I was also prescribed citalopram to take along side it as it takes two weeks to start working.
As soon as I got home I took two pills of diazepam as adviced and it seemed to be working. It definitely took the edge off and I managed a small meal (I haven't been able to eat anything for four days bar liquid food like smoothies). It very quickly wore off though and after two hours I felt really bad again. I have taken the third as he recommend just before bed and after 30mins it's helped but I still feel quite panicky. I just was hoping it would knock me out and allow me to be calm and relaxed and able to properly sleep for the first time in months.
The doctor did say if by tomorrow I still felt bad to go back but I'm scared to up the dose.
What I want to know is does anyone have any experience with diazepam? What doses worked for them? How long did it last?
I have also heard some horror stories about come downs and addiction which have Terrified me as I am very hyper viliglant when taking medication and this was a big step for me to actually try it.
Any help or advice will be very much appreciated.
I just want to be able to lead a normal life, if I feel like this at 24 I don't how I can cope with this constant feeling of fear, feeling like I need to vomit and depression all my life.