Grizzly I don't do well with Valium either. It calms me when I take it, but the next day I seem to develop rebound anxiety. I now take Xanax as needed and it works much better for me. I only have to use 1-3 times a month now. Maybe you should ask your doctor about trying it or another one of the benzo drugs. Hope that helps.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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