i been on 10mgs of Valium 3x a day i dont know if theres anything they can give me stronger been on Valium for 8 moths i have very sever anxiety and probs so they want to keep me on a benzo but im building a tolerance its like im not even taking it (but i still feel alil of it the voices are still suppressed they said that was from my anxiety and so is the thing where everything appears fake and i feel out of body and faint its a ongoing list) but the feeling of unreality and things looking fake are coming back cause the meds work only 30mins after taking then its like nothing i dnt want to be sedated cuz i have 2 lil girls to watch but cant watch them if my anxiety and alls acting up when its that bad i cnt be alone at all i dnt even leave the house really but i dont want the doctor to take away the Valium and not give me nothing (YES i have had psychiatrist say before well if this dont work i ran out of ideas sorry youd have to live with it) any suggestions as to something stronger that wnt pass me out i was gonna ask about ativan but heard it was weaker then Valium i no its halflife is less thats how some people determine a meds strength anyone no a strong benzo with a good half life my doc could put me on b4 i tell him i think im getting a tolerance and he dumps me :( oh and they do want to keep me on a benzo cuz the other meds they mixed with my Valium before gave me reactions all the time they got tired of doing it they said if the benzo gives no bad side effect stay on that but like i said i think i got a tolerance i cant take xanax cuz i blackout and walk around with no memory and klonopin makes my hair fall out and makes me really irritable can anyone tell me what i should do is ativan stronger or is there something else cuz the docs here arnt that nice i tell them i have one prob with a med and they give up and i seen dozens of docs the one i see now seems good so far though...
Hello samantha2422. I think that you might ask your doctor to prescribe you librium. It is a benzodiazepine and is very similiar to valium. Hope you get to feeling better soon.best to you,
Good morning samantha,
I think my friend pledge has made a good suggestion. (good morning to you also pledge!!)
I've a friend on this site that may be able to answer your question, and give more options for you. I shall email him and ask him to add his opinion.
Give me a few minutes and I will email him, yet I suspect he is not awake right now (different time zone) so just keep your chin up gurl. Help is on the way!!
Best wishes to you samantha,
Communicating and telling us what happens too you with xanax and klonopin is very good , there are about 36 different types of benzos:
But I agree with Pledge, you might want to try Librium:
All the best,
I'll fourth that answer. My aren't we all up early this morning. Good morning to all my friends. Shall we have coffee at Pledges' this morning? I shall bring some virtual donuts along, homemade too. ...
In my experience Librium was the worst benzo with little to no relief and not much side effects no where near Valium or Xanax. If you're to use to vals ask them to switch you to 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) two to three times daily 3mg would be the equivalent of 30mg diazepam. I found them to be very strong or maybe look at different ones like oxazepam temazepam all the other benzo's anyway in my experience Librium terrible. Valium great. Ativan great. Xanax good. Bromazepam good.
I like clonidine better than benzos for anxiety. It's a blood pressure medication but is also used for anxiety and when I'm having intense anxiety and Drake rolling up in a ball it's the only thing that really helps me relax my body and mind
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