it makes me extremely sleepy. i get anxious at work and i take pill. then i doze off in the bathroom or on my way home from work. i've tried breaking them in half to reduce the tired affect... its not working. but i cant deal with my rage without it. what do i do? should i ask my dr for a different kind of benzo? i didnt have this problem with my xanax. should i ask if i can switch back?
Valium is part of a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These medicines have several effects on the body, including:
Reducing anxiety; Causing sleepiness; Relaxing muscles; Stopping seizures
Impairing short-term memory.
All medicines in this category can have these effects to some degree, depending on the specific benzodiazepine that is being taken. They work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a brain chemical that is naturally calming. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain. This is why Valium and other benzodiazepines are known as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
Please do not change meds without asking/consulting your doc, if xanax has suited you well, please do talk to your doc, be safe & well!
i have taken both xanax an valium ... right now im on 10 mg of valium i would rather the xanax but my p m doc doesnt write them ... they never made me sleepy what mg valium or you taking?an what mg xanax were you taking?i think you should talk to your doctor an tell (him or her) how you feel ... just because he thinks valium is working on you he really cant get into your mind ... tell him the xanax helped you so much better ... i hope you get you xanaxs ... GOD bless an take care ... linda
- Valium Information for Consumers
- Valium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Valium (detailed)
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