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Each mg of both xanax and Valium are as equal as the other! 1mg of diazepam is the same as any other 1mf name brand drug (or any other of the same derivative of the benzo family) ... The only difference is the length at which the drug is continuously effective in your system! If u have 1 mg of Valium it is the equivalent of 1 mg of xanax.. 2 mg of xanax is the equivalent to 2 mg of Valium.. Etc... So on and so forth! Valium stays in ur system and affects ur body, brain, and human functions for double the time ((give or take)) that xanax does!!! I know this from being prescribed to the both of them on separate occasions concurrently one after the other.. I went 1mg xanax to 2 mg xanax then was switched after two years of continuous and daily use of the benzo to 2 mg of valium used with the same directions as the xanax directions.
I was switched because of the half life and the purpose of myune system building a tolerance to the xanax and they had become useless to me by that point in my prescribed days of benzo use! Originally it was one three times a day and finally I ended my benzo use being weined off of taking 2 mg every 6 hours to not exceed 4 in total daily! It takes 6 months to be properly Weined off of valium at such a high dosage as I was on. My suggestion(simple opinion..so do NOT take to heart and get butthurt)) do not allow urself to become dependant upon these narcotics as I have done in my past there ARE Definitely different kinds of ways to get around being prescribed to such a horrible narcotic.. Seek second even third opinions before making such a life altering decision if u can. Also, if possible, find an alternative to such DRUGS!!! YOU "'*'WILL'*"" THANK ME LATER FOR THIS!! I PROMISE YOU THIS...
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