Diazepam, also known as Valium is used for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and sometimes even alcohol withdrawals.
Benzodiazepines work on your GABA-receptors in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter just like serotonin and dopamine, but GABA works differently. It helps you relax.
That's why Valium is prescribed for anxiety and is used off-label for other things like insomnia and alcohol withdrawals, but it's mostly used for people with panic attacks or severe anxiety. This drug comes in 3, 5 and 10-milligram doses.
There are tons of other drugs just like this one and they all work very differently. I've been on Xanax and I've been an Ativan before. but now I'm on Valium because it works the best for me.
Xanax can be short-acting benzos, which hit you really quick but also leave your system very quickly. That is why you have to take more doses throughout the day. Valium is a little different - you take one dose and you're pretty good for about eight to ten hours.
That could be a good thing or a bad thing, it depends on a person who is taking it. For example, I don't like to take medication throughout the day. I like my doses just to be once a day. Valium works great because whenever I feel anxious I take it once a day and it keeps me pretty high throughout the day. I don't have to retake a dose or worry about it wearing off and me getting anxious somewhere else.
It works very good for people who want one dose and want to not worry about it worrying off throughout the day.
If you're a very productive person this can be a really bad thing for you because once you take the medication, it'll keep you high for hours. I've gone to school many times whe re I've been very sluggish and sleepy and there's no way of taking it off.
You took it, it hit you and it's done. You wait you're eight to ten hours and then or we're off.
There are a couple you need to know before you take this medication if you're not already taking it but doctors usually prescribe this like candy.
That's how I started the diazepam. Nobody told me that in the long run you could possibly get addicted to these types of drugs.
You're probably going to hear tons of warnings from other people about medication like this. You can get extremely addicted to these types of medication. That is why before you consider taking this medication please be aware that that is a problem.
Tolerance builds very fast, especially, if you take this medication every day. Doctors usually don't inform you of this. They just want to prescribe and they give you the script and then you're off. And 3-4 months later when you want to get off it, you realize that you're going to go through some horrible withdrawals.
Take this medication at your own risk, you have been warned. It's something that you should have up in your medicine cabinet just in case you need it, and that's how I use it today.
I use this medication just when I need it. I do not take this every single day because then that would be a huge problem for me. I don't want another addiction.
This medication can take from 15 to 60 minutes to kick in. I've had people tell me that it kicks in 15, but personally, for me it kicks in for about 45 minutes. It depends on everybody's metabolism.
Valium medication will probably last about eight hours. Some people say it lasts 6 and people say it lasts 10 - it depends on the person, but it usually will never be less than 4 hours. It's a very powerful drug and it will keep you pretty sedated for more than four hours.
If you don't want to fall asleep, to be relaxed and you want to stay productive, you probably do not want to take this medication. It can make you very drowsy even when you're off the medication and you're no longer feeling the effects of it. The sluggishness of the medication will continue even after.
Also, be advised that this medication can make you very dizzy. It also might make you nauseous and cause you stomach problems. It can also make you very impaired to drive. I don't suggest anybody drive on and unless they're 100% sure that they can and they're already used to the medication.
Let et me give you some tips on how to use Valium for recreational purposes. Don't take too much of this medication because. It's not fun when you take too much of this, it's only gonna knock you out. Valium is going to be a huge tranquillizer and it's going to put you to sleep.
Another thing if you're drinking, don't take too much of Valium because it increases the effects of alcohol. Alcohol and benzos work on GABA receptors, which is why they use benzos for alcohol withdrawals because they work on the same receptor in your brain.
If you drink and you take the pill you're only increasing both of the medication together. They combine and you could probably overdose or have some extremely big problems.
A tip that I learned taking benzos is if you have a really bad hangover, you can pop Valium the next day and it'll fix some of the problems that you get from the alcohol withdrawals. However, that being said, I don't advise anybody to use drugs like this recreationally!
If you take this medication or if you're considering this medication over other benzodiazepines, my overall review of this is great. It does its job, you don't have to take it two or three times throughout the day.
Xanax and Ativan can be very quick, get out of your system really quick and can cause a lot of anxiety really fast.
If you know how to take Valium and if you don't take it every day, if you use it once in a while, then it's a perfect drug. It's pretty strong, it'll get you when you need to be nice, relaxed and calm.
If you want something that's not as strong, I don't recommend Valium because it is very potent even in 5mg.