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josef Dieckman
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   Posted 12/1/2007 4:29 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc prescribed me 10mg pills of valium to help me relax and sleep at night..........
When I take them, I feel nothing........30 hour....nothing......
Sure, I slept fine, but I didnt feel the effects I would normally associate with a drug like this....
When I have taken Ambien or xanax, I usually get all loopy in the head......thats how I know its time to go to bed.....but with this stuff.....I get nothing. Which make me tempted to double up and take two pills instead of one......
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   Posted 12/1/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear General,

I had the exact same experience with valium. Only xanax or ativan work for me. Dr. changed me back to xanax. I take Ambiem too. I guess exeryone's different & we don't experience valium as its meant to be. Talk to Dr. about changing meds.

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   Posted 12/1/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   


This is Kitt.  I am a bit confused as you posted "Sure, I slept fine,".  Is that not the outcome you were looking for?

If your looking for a feeling of loopy or some other feeling from the med  I would be concerned.  As you stated you slept fine without feeling loopy so why change back to one that tells you when it is time to go to bed?

I have used Valium and I just do my routine and go to bed and not worry about the med telling me when to sleep, it just kicks in peacefully and I rest well.

Perhaps I misunderstood your post?  If I did  I am sorry.  I use Trazadone now for sleep and it works wonderful without any side effects.

Take care and keep posting.



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   Posted 12/1/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
HI there
I use to take 3 10 mgs of valium a day .....I never got loopy either lol........
At night I find it doesnt do as well as Trazadone for sleeping either ............

It is basically used for anxiety and panic in most cases but
I would not tell you to 'double up' w.o talking to your doc .......
Be well and I hope you sleep ......
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   Posted 12/1/2007 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

I'm not a doctor and can't give advice but (having said that!!) I have taken many of these meds over the years.  Valium has a longer half life so the effects are not as immediate, but are longer lasting.  Xanax hits me like a brick wall, valium just keeps me on a constant level of calm. 

I agree with kitt, if it does what you require maybe you should just leave it be.  Please do not double the dose without checking with a doc...

The side effects are not fun. trust me.  Hope to hear what happens, keep us informed :-)
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