How does VALUIM make you feel ???

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   Posted 6/5/2005 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,  I have been on cipralex and I have been SO ILL!  ......So anxious I was ready to jump off the next bridge! Yesterday was the WORST DAY of my life and I just pray that today I am a bit better (I stopped the Cipralex yesterday....)
How does valium work?  Would it help me? or is there a risk of me reacting badly to this too?  xxxxx

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   Posted 6/5/2005 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Vicki,

This is a very good question for your doctor or pharmacist. I'm sorry your are having such a rough time. If you need to go off of a prescribed med, please talk to your doctor first and get his/her input. Some of the meds we take need to be tapered or replaced by something else.

Maybe you've already got your doc's blessing . . . just want to make sure.

I hope you'll post an update after you get more info from the doc.

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   Posted 6/9/2005 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   


At first it makes you "sleepy and dopey" then after your body gets used to it, it feels like nothing.


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   Posted 6/11/2005 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Please stay away from Valium, as it can cause more problems then its worth, for short term use maybe it can be taken for only a few days.

Things like valium are part of the Benzo drug family which can mess up your body chemistry. So if you do take some, please come off it in a reduced way (taper).

Please note, im not a doctor and i dont have any qualifications, all i can say is what ive researched on my own.

As for the medication you are taking, i believe its similar (or part of the family drug) to citalopram, if it is, AlwaysRosie suggested - tapering off the drug might be suggestable. Some side affects of comming off the drug can be , increased anxiety levels, ringing/noises you hear in your head, all these affects can last up to about 2weeks or so, please dont panic, but again as suggested speak to a Doctor.

Again with any antidepressants, when going on them, the first few weeks can be the hardest. (especially side affects) I dont know how long you have been using the drug for, but if it is making you feel physically sick then getting off it might be a good idea, but your depression still needs to be treated. Again speak to your doctor about options.


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   Posted 7/3/2005 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
valium is a muscle relaxer and is also sometimes prescribed for anxiety.  i wouldnt recommend any benzos.  there are non tranquil muscle relaxers and anti anxiety meds out there.  ask your doctor about them.  benzo's are too addictive.  taking under consideration my history of abuse and addiction, my doc presribed me buspar for anti-anxiety and something else for my muscles.  if youre interested, ill find out what it was.
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