My dad has been prescribed valium for years. 5mg that's the doseage. Since his health has gotten worse the gp has dropped his amount to 12 a month. Needless to say they aren't lasting the month, we had the gp out yesterday because he's been out of breath alot more, more anxious about things so thought he might be brewing something. Gp said that there was no obvious signs of infection and said that it was more anxiety panic making him breathless and causing more chest tightness. He asked her for a few valium stating that they help him stay calm and stop the anxiety hitting high levels. But she was very reluctant claiming that they were doing more harm than good but I tried to explain watching him have a panic or anxiety attack is very hard on both me and him I just feel useless sat watching him struggling to catch his breath. Surely if that could be prevented by taking a valium then that outways the negative impact on his respiratory system especially at the end stage he's at. Can someone explain the her reasoning.
Love and light x