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Help! Scared to take diazepam.

(4 Posts)
TrueWorrier Fri 31-Jan-14 08:58:42

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ImMarmite Fri 31-Jan-14 09:03:09

I'm with you, I hate diazepam, however I also know how long it can take for amatriptaline to kick it. I would suggest staying will away from acohol for a time, listen to your doctor, listen to your body & look on Internet for relaxing technecies, I found some that worked for me.

Good luck ((Hugs))

gamerchick Fri 31-Jan-14 09:04:01

I didn't get on with amitryptyline it gets you to sleep but so hard to get up in the morning.

If you're not a diabetic ask your doctor for propranolol instead. It's brilliant for taking away the physical effects of anxiety. It doesn't stop it but you cope a lot better... and doesn't make you feel sleepy/doped up.

Tbh if you can cope with 30mg you'll be able to cope with the diazapam fine imo.

Catswiththumbs Fri 31-Jan-14 09:10:06

I took diazapam for a muscle spasm in my back.

3 days, 15mg per day really helped.
I was drowsy, but that may have been the codeine, paracetamol and naproxen I was also taking at the time blush if I had of been anxious (as opposed to in massive amounts of pain) I'm sure it would have helped decrease that- as it was I was already calm so it just made me sleepy if that makes sense.

I am not dependant, or taking any of them any more.

If your doctor has prescribed them then give them chance to help. Take one as and when, if you are concerned speak to your GP or a pharmacist. Or NHS direct.

Hope you feel more in control soon thanks

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