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I have medication but haven't used them yet

Tay171
Tay171
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The doctor give me enough diazepam for 2 weeks I'm against taking medication so just wanted something while I'm going through a tough time it's only 2mg

I really struggling now would it be worth a try ?

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Tigglypoo

Hi I've been given diaziapan 2mg to try to stop anxiety , they help for little bit but not whT I want to be taking long term , they help you sleep ,I live alone and I get lonely ,hope they help you through your ruff patch ,take care x

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Tay171
Tay171
in reply to Tigglypoo

Thank you I'm going to try them today. I live alone as well I know how you feel although iv been staying with my parents for a few days because Iv been really bad . I go back to uni soon and I'm dreading it.

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valachia-t

Hi CT17. I take Diazepam 2mg. It makes me full more relaxed. I only take it when I have to leave the house are when I feel a panic attack coming on.

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Tay171
Tay171
in reply to valachia-t

Thank you . Yes my doctor told me to use them only when I need them I think I need them today for def

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Hidden
Hidden

Take the medication in the evening and see how you go.

You will never know if they will work until you take them

Keep in touch

B.

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Tay171
Tay171
in reply to Hidden

Hey thank you for advice I will let you know how it goes .

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Entropy

You should try them, they really can help if you're having a tough time, and they help remind you that you CAN feel normal! Great thing about this med is its short term, so if you don't like it you never have to take it again! Unlike the long term anxiety meds. They also help loosen up muscles which can make you feel good even after the effect wears off. I say go for it

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Hidden
Hidden

Hello Ct17 - After what I went through and what the diazepines did to my life I am TRULY ALARMED to see you've been given this stuff

I was extremely lucky that my late grandmother's geriatrician sounded alarmbells saying her drugs URGENTLY needed sorting - It prompted me (and how lucky was I to change jobs from retail chemist dispensing prescriptions where drug data was totally inaccessible - to begin dispensing for a GP surgery where I had full access to a ALL drug data - the SHOCK the HORROR or reading such warnings as 'Possible brain damage with long term use - ADDICTION (happens anywhere between 4-14 DAY - I clearly recall the diazepine a WHITE tablet 2mg was sending me to sleep while trying to feed my newborn second baby.

That stuff is dangerously insidious and it was like walking into a labyrinth and forgetting my way out -

I was a musician, singer and had potential in the end it trapped me good and proper in an abusive marriage with a man who used 'Coercive Control' - I never understood what was going on - I remained in that marriage for TWENTY -TWO years trapped in a multicoloured benzodiazepine straitjacket -

I couldn't even remember that music WAS MY LIFE - I couldn't see or properly perceive the innuendo at the hands of people I'd classed as 'friends' but when I got OFF within less than a month I suddenly saw who I'd been married to and began hearing the little patronising tones from so-called 'friends' who were being entertained by my marital disasters - making them feel so much better about their own miserable marriages!! The face I'd lived with for 22yrs suddenly became unbearable and I had to leave in 'cold turkey' I thought I was dying - The withdrawal from this drug is said to be 35 days for every year you were on it - however it is also remains in the body for a long time and is extremely damaging- the other damaging aspect is that it causes AMNESIA - so hardly any wonder the philandering spouse preferred me to remain on it - his logic being 'Oh but diabetics have drugs for life so what's the harm?'

'Yes' I replied - 'but I'm not going to DIE if I come off am I!!'

So Ct17 you ask ' Is it worth a try?' Absolutely NOT! It's lethal - it DESTROYED what should've been the best years of my life and prevented me escaping a highly abusive marriage or working out who on earth I was.

There are SO many other methods - and the end of the day the body is giving signals with symptoms to the brain for a reason - and that something is WRONG - we are Mind Body & Spirit - drugs merely fracture and split Mind from Body and Body from Spirit - we need to have all our wits about us - we are creatures that in so many ways have been separated from where we once were - the need to be grounded like all the other creatures - mobile phones, computors and electromagnetic fields also separate and distract.

Writing down feelings during the day or before sleep is extraordinarily beneficial - picking up the phone and talking things over with Samaritans (you don't need to be suicidal to speak to them a freephone number 116123 in in the UK)

There are some really good meditation downloads off the internet -

Talk therapy in various outlets - MIND provide some - but therapy is a highly personal thing and clicking with the right person is critical - not feeling judged, Person Centred ideally to begin with -

Art therapy - Alice Miller a world renowned psychotherapist 's books The Drama of The Gifted Child' to name one (found in libraries) I strongly believe our childhood experiences form our adult behaviour and unfortunate habits of finding ourselves in less than ideal relationships that repeat what we've seen during childhood - and Transactional Analysis - the book by Eric Berne called Games People Play - where we can end up playing the same part as we did in the family e.g. Victim, or the one that always got into trouble - or damaged parent who had the need to punish -particularly someone who had a bad relationship with their mother - and needed to keep the wife in a subordinated position in order to make himself feel less inadequate! -

Relationships can be damned complicated lol!!!

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Tay171
Tay171
in reply to Hidden

Thank you for your reply I'm sorry to hear about what you went through! Relationships are complicated , I think my childhood has had a big impact on me. I need something to calm symptoms though I'm having a panic attack nearly everyday

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Hidden
Hidden

I mentioned my own childhood and the connections as to where I was coming from and what I managed to do to combat the various obstructions along the way- and I also mentioned it to demonstrate the catastrophic effects that Valium/benzodiazepam had and the delay and virtual roadblock the drugs caused preventing me seeing who I was with, whether or not the people I'd landed up with were safe or not - it glosses over what is going on - indeed they used these drugs on prisoners and found them to cause frustration, anger and panic and similar symptoms you're already suffering - because I forgot to mention one of the main and overriding problems I suffered on the stuff was indeed PANIC, FEAR AND ANXIETY - I was continually in a state of anxiety unable to relax - because like all drugs we come to the stage when the first dose is no longer strong enough and needs higher dosage - in fact an ex Heroin user told me that getting off benzodiazepines is EVEN WORSE than kicking Heroin!!

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Dizzykitty

Skip it and try meditation instead. Diazepam and other benzos are not our friends, actually. I wish you well. Follow your instincts.

:)

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Sarog72

Yea u be ok I been taking them they help u calm down n chill Gud luck x

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dave1960moreton

They are very good for anxiety but they can be very addictive the GP's won't prescribe it. They say too addictive. What are your thoughts?

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