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quietpain
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   Posted 4/11/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
 
I have many various MI, my diagnosis is NON-neurological pathology - chronic, treatment restisant
 
One problem I have is generalized anxiety.  I am scared to go most places.  I am ok at home, mostly in my bedroom, and at my doctor's office.  I do drive once a day to pick up my 8 year old from school; however, I never leave my car.
 
I already am on a variety of meds including anti-depressants, first gen antipsychotics, blood pressure regulating meds, as well some others that help with energy and sleep. (toatal now is 10)
 
I am trying to find a long acting benzo that I can take as most would a short acting benzo.  I an been through the short acting benzos.  I have started on long acting onces.  Right now I am on Librium.  We are considering valium, but taking troughout the day poses some ethical considerations, plus Librium is easy to tolerate in very high doses, valium is toxic at high levels.  Has anyone been on opiates for anxiety?  My doctor mentioned that last week.  I see them again on Monday.
 
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nyliz
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   Posted 4/11/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Healing Well Quiet Pain!!! This is a wonderful place to come and talk, to vent and to listen. Although I don't have any specific knowledge in the benzo area... I guaratee you many here do. Please feel free to post anytime and you should have more responses to your post very quickly!!!

Peace to you,

Liz

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   Posted 4/11/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
A very warm welcome to you Quietpain, I hope you find this an informative and supportive place.  It sounds like you have a bit of agrophobia and social anxiety (not to label - our docs will do that for sure!)
 
10 medications..am I reading that right?? IMHO, that's a handful! Long lasting anti-anxiety meds such as valium can be really effective for the symptoms you are describing.  I've never heard of it being toxic, but certainly it does has addictive qualities so best kept at a low dose and keep your doc informed of how much you are taking.  I have taken Valium on and off for fifteen years and I am (going out on a limb here guys - back me up) a sane person who takes meds as needed..not addicted.
 
I hope this has been of some help, and I would love to hear more about you, please keep posting, and and best of luck with appt on Moday, let us know what happens. x
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/12/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning and welcome to HealingWell.  I would guess you know more about the benzos then a lot of us.  Librium is often used for alcoholics who may be going into DTs.  Any medication can be toxic if the person uses more then the prescribed dose but I have not heard of Valium being toxic if used according to PCP orders.
Valium does have a much longer 1/2 life and therefore is a good drug to keep your blood level of the drug steady which might help you.
 
I am not a profesional and I would really like to see you discuss this with your physician or get a second physician's opinion.
 
I certainly understand how awful it feels to live with GAD.  I am so glad you found us. Keep posting.
Kitt

 
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badfish
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   Posted 4/12/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome quiet pain tongue
 


quietpain
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   Posted 4/12/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
COmbining Valium and MAOI's is contraindicated due to hypertensive crisis. In some people that doesn't happen, but the dose, as the half-life builds and another dose is take four hours after the first dose, the risk may become intolerable as the you always be at risk. That is how Valuim, in my body, is considred toxic.

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nervymeg
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   Posted 4/12/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
You have done your research, I am not a fan of MAOI'S..they seem to have trouble with most meds (and red wine, cheese and mushrooms) what are you on, may I ask? I would love to help but not sure without all info..best bet is chat with doc,
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wen4003
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   Posted 4/13/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Quietpain,
 
Welcome to Healing Well - I hope you find this to be a supportive and caring community.  The members here are great and full of knowledge.
 
I can't be of much help to you as I don't know a whole lot about the meds you are talking about, but it certainly sounds like you have done your research.  I am currently taking valium and am having good luck with it, but I understand why you can't take it.  Your best bet is to talk with your doctor and ask lot of questions.
 
Keep posting to let us know how you are doing and so that we can get to know you better.
 
Take care,
Wen

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percycat
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   Posted 4/13/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Quietpain,

Welcome to the forum, and good luck with your doctor's visit tomorrow. I hope you can find a good alternative for your medications.

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stkitt
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   Posted 4/13/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Quietpain,

I am not a expert on Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI) either so I would again have to suggest that your physician is the person to help you find the right med cocktail that works for you.

I am so sorry you are in the middle of this medication situation.  I know how frustrated you must be and rightly so.

We are here for you so keep posting to us.

Hugs
KItt


 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/14/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Quietpain
Welcome
I too am sorry you are caught in this predicament
I would also think your doc is the best to ask for a benzo in this case .......
Please do stick around plenty of support and caring here
LYN
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