You said, “I’m six days sober.”
That is very good.
Then you say, “I ordered diazepam off the internet and self detoxed myself. I told (the psychiatrist) this.”
We bipolar’s have to hold on to something every now and then.
I wanted to get off of Ativan one time, and my psychiatrist said to just quit taking it. So, I went off of it too fast and it caused problems.
I went from one end of the bipolar spectrum to the other too fast, and it caused me problems.
Did the psychiatrist you saw give you any idea of how long you are to keep taking the medicine, Diazepam, which I've taken as Valium tranquilizer.
Can you go back to him to report how you are doing, and find out how long you need to stay on the valium?
If you can’t go back to that doctor, can he or someone else recommend a drug rehab doctor or clinic?
You can look in the phone book, or better on the computer, under "alcohol detox" in the search engine, and see what is there in your city.
I went to the net about
this and it seemed to be helpful. You might want to get some data from there.
Valium was mentioned as one of the detox meds, one place said the med was stopped after 4 days of quitting the alcohol and one place said it was stopped after 7 days.
Where are you on this valium situation?
Cleanandsoberlive.com highly recommended going to a clinic to detox, but said if you're trying it on your own, one should: Detox under proper medical supervision, Avoid dependency on others for your sobriety, but publicly declare your commitment to quit; Maintain and seek out healthy relationships.
If you are still around the same people, they’re worried you may drop back into that.
One thing, you could call AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) in your city, and attend some of those meetings, and ask what tips they may have.
The AA groups are in your phone book, or on your computer, which I would recommend. They are free. I think you really need to do this, as soon as possible.
Can you let us know if there are any AA groups in your area? This puts you around people who know about
this. In larger cities, these meetings are held 7 days a week. So this gets you around people pretty quick.
They (clendandsoberlife.com) stress not keeping alcohol in your house, avoid place and people which might pull you back to that, staying productive, such as a job or volunteer, such as at a hospital, senior citizens home or walking a dog at a kennel.
Have healthy distractions such walking or jogging.
Again we bipolars have to watch out for ourselves.
You're not on any bipolar medicine, so you might not want to wait 3 months before seeing about
that. Can you see about
getting in contact with a psychiatrist, if only about
other things if not about
getting on any medicine right now?
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 12/7/2017 9:51:27 AM (GMT-7)