Severe panic attacks. Prescribed 5mg Valium 18yrs. I can function and work with them only when needed. Sometimes I don't even take one for weeks but then the panic sets in and the only way to help is the med. I've done meditation,counseling.therapy,all natural,you name it but only the little Valium when needed helps me. My doc says no more. She can't do the prescripts anymore. It makes no since. She has seen me in full blown panic and said yes the Valium does what I need. It's debilitating without them during an episode. I know the underlying cause but it still won't go away. I am just I'm disbelief the doc would do this. It's almost inhumane and cruel. I'm 49 female I work never drink or use drugs.
You can thank our federal government for that. They are making it really hard on drs who prescribe any controlled medication. Your best bet would be to see a psychiatrist for the panic, primaries aren't willing to risk their licenses and they have to do major paperwork justifying every one they prescribe.
Wow that's a long time to be on valium even occasionally but I understand totally that it helps you with your panic attacks. I would seek out a new dr and see if they could continue your valium. I have been taking 7.5 mg twice a day for 9 months for meiners but it has never helped my anxiety or panic attacks. I take the dose 7-8 hrs apart and still not helping the panic attacks. I'm wanting to taper off since it doesn't help me I'm just one of those people that have adverse reaction with it. Wishing you the best panic attacks are no joke!
I feel for you. My former dr did the same thing to me. I changed doctors and I'm a lot happier. Have you ever tried valerian root? Valium is derived from it, so it could help. I know it's hard. Try to remember that the discomfort you feel is definitely real, but it's caused by our mind, so focus on the fact that you WILL get through the attack, and breathe through it. I hope you feel better soon.
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