... the whole day. When I take the lorazepam 2mg twice a day, it doesn't last long and gives me the feeling I need to take more. Has anyone felt valium worked longer and better for them than lorazepam? I suffer from GAD, and was diagnosed with bipolar years ago. For that disorder I was given 20mg paxill. This causes hot flash and sweats, but when I took that 10mg valium I didn't have the sweats. Thank you - Pug2008
I have GAD also. I take klonopin, haven't tried Valium or Lorazepam. Since no one has answered you yet, I thought I'd study the drugs and give you my thoughts. Ten mg Valium is the highest dose mentioned in the drug's dosage indications and it can be taken 2-4 x day. The same is true for Lorazepam (when taking once a day). But you're on 2mg Lorazepam. I'd say you got an unusually big dose (for you) of anti-anxiety medicine and it took awhile for the effects to wear off. Remember how it takes longer for a drug to wear off when it's new to your body? Meanwhile, your anxiety was controlled longer. Valium is taken 2-4 x day and Lorazepam 2-3 x day. It would seem that Lorazepam lasts a little longer in general. Up to 2 hrs. longer.
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