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Will diazepam stop me crying?

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ABitWrong Sun 05-Jul-09 10:42:53


kormachameleon Sun 05-Jul-09 10:59:07

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ABitWrong Sun 05-Jul-09 11:07:25

Every night, whenever I am alone, struggling in between.

Because thingsare crap.

I just want to switch off and go numb for a bit.

onepieceofcremeegg Sun 05-Jul-09 11:08:56

ABitWrong if you feel up to it then give us a bit more information so that people know how best to advise.

For example, are you on ads as well? What is distressing you/making you cry?

Just to answer you initial question, the diazepam won't physically stop you crying. I am assuming that you have been prescribed them short term to cope with depression/stress/anxiety/some sort of shock or bereavement.

A small dose say 2-5 mg will just take the edge off things iykwim. They may make you less likely to cry, probably make you feel a little bit floaty or sleepy. A tiny bit like having a small amount of wine in the day?

SM13 Sun 05-Jul-09 13:18:16

The Doctor gave me some whils't switching AD's, they make you calmer, but for me I got a pounding head and felt hungover afterwards! Best taking them before bed, mine were 2mg as they are highly addictive.

Hope you are feeling better soon, what's wrong?

ABitWrong Sun 05-Jul-09 17:05:06

No, not on ADs.

Everything bad. Bulimia uncontrollable.

Taking it now.

HecatesTwopenceworth Sun 05-Jul-09 17:06:47

I feel slightly numb when I take it.

Don't take them regularly though, will you?

ABitWrong Sun 05-Jul-09 17:34:15

Can't. That was my last.
Used the othersto stop meshaking andget me through funeral.

nellie12 Sun 05-Jul-09 17:52:52

ok, do you think you can ring out of hours gp or get someone to do it for you? Diazepam wont stop you crying but the gp may give you an overnight prescription to help you cope till tomorrow - you sound as though you have a lot to cope with.

ABitWrong Sun 05-Jul-09 17:55:22

no I just have to be goodandmanage I think. Can't driveagain today anyway.

Podrick Sun 05-Jul-09 17:55:25

IME it will blank out everything, like you are not really living life - so if you keep taking it (and it is highly addictive) before you know it you will have lost a big chunk - potentially years - out of your life.

I am not against medication in its place but I am very wary of diazepam.

Very sorry to hear how much of a bad time you are having.

Whose funeral have you been to?

ABitWrong Sun 05-Jul-09 18:02:23

my grandmother's, but it was about a month anda half ago

have kept this last one for emergencies

just going into zombie mode

ABitWrong Sun 05-Jul-09 23:34:05

Thank you, everybody, for your support xx

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