i suffer from panic attacks ever since i was almost kidnapped in middle school. i take .5 mg of xanax a day and 1 mg if i am having a panic attack. i ALWAYS have panic attacks just at a teeth cleaning... i am going back to the dentist who is new to me to get a few fillings fixed. he perscribed me to take 10 mg of valium before i go, but i have researched and learned that that dose is equal to my normal dose of xanax... i would like to know a proper dose of valium to take because i am even getting a panic attack writing this right now. i also dont want to take more than perscribed for fear of overdose. if anyone can help me figure out how much i can take to be COMPLETELY CALM that would be much appreciated. i have my mother to drive me to and from... so driving wont be an issue. thank you!
Worried that my dentist didnt perscribe enough valuim to calm me down?
Question posted by ekorsako2007 on 5 Aug 2011
Last updated on 5 August 2011
you should get the laughing gas as well... its like xanax inyour nose, it will calm you down ALOT... im a dental assistant and i have seen the biggest of men come in scared like little boys , i put the gas on them and they were fine.
try and relax take the valium and tell them you want the gas
One milligram xanax is equal to 10 mgs valium. The recommended dosage of valium for anxiety is from 2 mgs to 10 mgs. So the doctor has prescribed the recommended max for anxiety. Whether this will be enough, can't say, but I doubt he will prescribe anymore without seeing how you are responding to the 10mgs prescribed. I would try the 10 and once you get to the office, if you need more just let him know, he can then advise at that time once he can assess your condition. Did he give you more than the 10mgs to have on hand?
I was under the impression that 5mgs of Valium equaled 1mg of Xanax, however I could be wrong, it HAS happened before, me being wrong!
Please call your dentist asap, and just tell her/him exactly how you feel, and that you had a panic attack just typing this question out, thinking about going to see her/him!!! Perhaps the dentist will have you take 20mgs instead, although that seems a very high dose to me, but I am not expert on Valium.
Re your panic attacks and the possible PTSD you are suffering from almost being abducted, have you been through talk therapy over this situation? It may help you greatly. Just a thought, I realize you did NOT ask for advice regarding that, but tis heartbreaking so I thought I would bring it up.
best wishes to you and call that dentist!!!
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