Hello and I use Valium all the time............wondering what your dose is and if you had a fear of the medication which has manifested itself as anxiety? 2 mg is a low dose but not for a first dose.
Rare side effects can include nervousness, irritability, and insomnia plus others. These are not common but I would not take another tablet until you have checked with your physician.
Take care and keep us updated on how you are doing.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 5/30/2009 6:43:03 AM (GMT-6)
To change thought patterns limit your time spent thinking. Find a hobby or a distraction that you enjoy, preferably one that has a high degree of mental concentration. Painting and drawing are good examples. With both these activities, your mind is on the task at hand so you have very little time to picture or think about what causes you stress. The main point is to find something you enjoy that can be done for a long period of time.
I hope these bits of advise are helpful to you.
Gentle Hugs to you,