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Can i take Diazepam that was prescribed in 2006?

(36 Posts)
waterhorse Thu 21-Aug-08 23:25:38

Still in date

Bowddee Thu 21-Aug-08 23:26:51


NintyZelda Thu 21-Aug-08 23:27:58

No way, see your GP again.

CvQuenched Thu 21-Aug-08 23:28:33

have you needed them at all within the last 6 months?
do you need one now?
if they are still in date then in theory yes as long as they were prescribed for you!

waterhorse Thu 21-Aug-08 23:28:37

Why not?
It was prescribed for me in 2006,had some left over
I need it now

waterhorse Thu 21-Aug-08 23:34:43

Having a horrfic anxiety attack
Has been building all day and been stessed and then something happened at work and now i feel like i am never going to stop this feeling
I cant eat ,sleep

CvQuenched Thu 21-Aug-08 23:38:29

waterhorse if they are date and they are yours then take one with a glass of water and try to get to bed.and obviously as the others say get a gp appointment for a review.they will do you no harm and if you know you need one then you should take one.
sometimes things creep up on us and we are knocked back.its ok smile

waterhorse Thu 21-Aug-08 23:44:07

They are use by 11/08

CvQuenched Thu 21-Aug-08 23:46:12

thats still in date.
do you still feel like you need one?

waterhorse Thu 21-Aug-08 23:56:48

Thanks btw
Yes still feel i need it

expatinscotland Thu 21-Aug-08 23:57:34


CvQuenched Thu 21-Aug-08 23:58:05

if you want to just get it off your chest im happy to listen.i know too well how this feels.

Ceolas Thu 21-Aug-08 23:59:03

I say yes if it will help, but go see your GP tomorrow about how you're feeling

Bowddee Thu 21-Aug-08 23:59:13



nearly died doing that!

expatinscotland Thu 21-Aug-08 23:59:15

take one and try to get some sleep.

expatinscotland Thu 21-Aug-08 23:59:52

it's still in date, bowdee.

how many mg's is it?

i hate panic attacks.

waterhorse Fri 22-Aug-08 00:00:15

too late bowdee i took one
shit now i am worried about thatsad

Ready4anotherCoffee Fri 22-Aug-08 00:00:19

they should made so they remain stable way beyond the date.

hope you're feeling better soon

Ceolas Fri 22-Aug-08 00:00:28

What happened bowddee?

waterhorse Fri 22-Aug-08 00:00:41


expatinscotland Fri 22-Aug-08 00:01:04

that's not a lot.

take one and see how it takes the edge off.

CvQuenched Fri 22-Aug-08 00:02:53

5mg is will just take the edge off the attack.make a gp appointment tomorrow though ok.

expatinscotland Fri 22-Aug-08 00:03:50

i've taken diazepam that old that was still in date and prescribed for me for panic attack or insomnia.

no harm done.

DON'T if you've been drinking or using any other drugs, though.

waterhorse Fri 22-Aug-08 00:04:47

CVquenched-I bumped a patients foot(mute) on doorframe whilst i was wheeling them through a door way (didnt mention to anyone because it wasnt much )and now i feel like i have murdered someone.They seemed quiet after and it must be my faultsad

Bowddee Fri 22-Aug-08 00:05:41

I was prescribed Diazepam in 1994 (ish) and, like the OP I was having a really bad time with anxiety, about 18months later. I found them and took one (as you do) and woke up in hospital with a tube coming out my mouth.

Not good.

They were in one of those little brown bottles, not in a strip so that may have made a difference and I had lost a lot of weight so my physical make-up had changed.

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