Posted by SandyWeb on July 5, 2007, at 19:52:40
In reply to Re: Valium, posted by saturn on July 3, 2007, at 20:52:42
Thanks, everyone, for your responses. Yes, there are a few events in my life that each caused PTSD, and now I have a major stressor that is jumbling all the events together. Now it's 24/7 anxiety.
I was taking in total about 14 mg of clonazepam per day. Way too much. I've also tried the other benzos, but they didn't work nearly as well.
I started Valium today. I take 10 mg twice per day. I can even take a 2 mg clonazepam with it if I want. I go back to see the doctor in 30 days, and if the dose isn't working well enough for my stress, he will raise it more. He didn't want to do that right now because he didn't want to turn me "into a zombie." What the heck does that mean? If I increase the dose, am I going to become a couch-sitting tv watcher??
Anyways, I didn't feel anything from the 10 mg. He said it could take about 3-4 days to start feeling the effects, so just be patient and then I'll notice that my anxiety will begin to not be so overwhelming. Is that how it was with you all?
Thanks for your info!