My doctor told me if was safe to take 10mg of valium till my ativan gets renewed at the end of the month.. i was hesitant till I starting getting panic attacks massively. I just took 5mg instead of 10mg. I haven't takes valium in a few years and wondering if it's normal to slow your heart rate down? I'm used to the ativan slowing my mind down.. so im panicing that my heart will slow to a stop while sleeping which is not helping me trying to relax out of a panic attack.
This is not an answer, but a question. Were you prescribed the Ativan for panic attacks? Or did these develop after being put on the Ativan?
Withdrawal from Ativan or any of the benzodiazepines can cause a racing heart. You may even feel it pounding in your chest. The Valium, another benzo, will slow your heartbeat as it replaces the benzodiazepine and stops withdrawal symptoms.
Valium is used to replace the Ativan, when someone is trying to taper off. Then the Valium is slowly tapered off
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