Hello Nanners and Welcome to the A & P forum. We are glad to have you and the members will have some great ideas for you too.
As you know I use Valium. Currently I am taking 2mg twice a day. I was at one time at 40mg per day but over the past year have weaned down to my current dose. I hold well at this dose. Less and I start to feel jittery and anxious.
Valium is a benzodiazepine with properties of being a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant drug. Valium is generally used to treat short term moderate to severe anxiety or insomnia. The drug has been shown to lead to the development of tolerance, physiological and psychological dependency when used for long periods. It is also the longest lasting benzo so your blood level remains at a steadier level. You should not get the highs and low if you take it everyday at least until you get this trip under your belt.Most of us here have triggers that can set us off. I too don't always answer the phone as I know at the time the person calling may trigger me and I cannot deal with it right then.
Your physical sx are nasty. Vomiting can be stimulated by various triggers, such as smell, taste, anxiety, pain, motion etc. Many people with anxiety reacted physically the way you do.
A visit to your PCP before this trip is another suggestion and be sure to explain how you feel and your physical reactions to the stressors.
I want this to be a pleasant experience for you. Keep posting here.We will do our best to help you.
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NannersI suspect taking the med for a couple of weeks on a regular basis is not going to be a problem for you. i do not get the feeling that you would be taking it just to feel good but rather for what it is intended ...to help you through the anxiety.
I understand what you mean by the phone call and your daughter issue. That old guilt creeps up and catches us because we have been taught that a good Mother would always talk to their children.........not. If you need to take care of you right now your daughter will be ok. Many is the time I have had a falling out with my daughter and spent days crying thinking she was probably doing the same thing only to find out she was fine. I was home crying. She was out shopping and having fun. It is the anxiety that drives us .......sometimes but remember we have anxiety, it does not have us.Gentle HugsKitt
GailPlease email me as I saw your note and I am wide open so you are more than welcome to email me..........I would be honored to try to help.Kitt
Dear Katy,Like Gail, a trip to your PCP is a good place to start and if you need a referral to or psychiatrist your physician can usually arrange it. Make sure you are honest with your physician so he/she knows what your going through. Many people do find on a medication and at the same time working on controlling the anxiety.
Hope this helps you some.Kitt