I'm 66 years old, I find Diazapme an excellent med. My Dr. has put me only on one, .5mg per day, sa?said it was my age, didn't need (3 ). 5 Milligrams per day. My life is really stressful, I think the Dr. is wrong. I get along great with (3) .5 mg per day, and in some case's, I only use maybe one, pill per day, any advise on this one. I think she's totally wrong, but what do you do???
My doctor has reduced my diazepam dosage - any advice?
Added 14 Sep 2010:
Hum.....I think both people are right.....find another Dr. Or, at least try to figure out how this is supposed to be such a bad thing, when it's worked like a charm all this time. I sure appreciate the feed back, I'm new at this as you can tell. LOL Thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated! :0)
I'd have to agree with Marvell, either follow the doctors advise, or (what I personally would do), is find another doctor. Different doctors have very differing views on this sort of medication, which really is unfortunate. Benzos in my mind are probably one of the safest medications out on the market due to how old the medication is. It's been tried, and is one of the very few that we have a knowledge of the long term effects of it. My grandma was on Valium since the 60's, and left us at the age of 98, sharp as can be till the very end. Yes, benzo's are medications that create dependency, but, they help better than any of the ssri's, and on top of that, ssri's are also create dependency. I find it strange how some doctors can be so anti benzo, when they're proven drugs that work.
Sorry about the tirade, and I sincerely hope that you're able to find a positive resolution to your problem!
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