Diazepam is a drug belonging to the group of benzodiazepines that are used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, and a few other types of seizures. Like any other drug, it causes some mild side effects like drowsiness, fatigue, dry mouth, and headaches. This drug is used for short-term treatment and has to be taken as directed.
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I want to stop using Valium and go on a drug infusion called Flumazenil. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a nurse and have been on Valium for 30 years and for the last two years l have been reducing the intake. l do not think the health professionals realize how bad it is. I want to go on an infusion with a drug called Flumazenil and I cannot find anyone that l can identify with. l am 51... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Valium if continued for so long and stopped suddenly has its withdrawal with acute episodes of vomiting, nausea, headache, and then a little prolonged patch of anxiety neurosis. You are taking Baclofen and Pregabalin ... Read Full »
I have been suffering from stress-related stuttering and have been on Diazepam. Could you suggest a long-term solution for my problem?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a stress-related stuttering problem ever since I was young. However, now that I am in university, I need to give presentations in almost every lecture, which is very difficult for me to do since I cannot get the words out and get very strong heart palpitations and feel my chest... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and concern about your work. You are already tried one of the best medications for panic attacks. If you have anxiety daily then you need to start regular SSRI (se... Read Full »
How long can Benzodiazepines be detected in the urine?
Query: Hi doctor, How long will a Benzodiazepine that is Valium and Nitrazepam remain detectable through urinalysis? The drug has not been used so long, may be of seven to eight days. What is the best method of detoxification? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The duration for the urine toxicology screen being positive depends upon the type of Benzodiazepines being used. In light of the two drugs you mentioned, it may stay positive until a week or so. Regarding detox, there are two different ways of doing it and it d... Read Full »
Despite taking Restoril there is difficulty in falling asleep. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 76-year-old male. I have difficulty to fall asleep for more than two years. I started to take 0.25 mg of Restoril and 1 mg of Melatonin. As the days progressed, I increased my Restoril dosage gradually to 1.25 mg and Melatonin to 3 mg. Last night, I found it was not enough. In d... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have tolerance for Restoril (Temazepam). We can increase the dose up to 30 mg before sleep. Kindly do not stop the medication abruptly. It should be stopped gradually over at least a period of two weeks. Also Valium (Diazepam) 10 mg before sleep c... Read Full »
I am feeling nauseous and anxious since I ran out of benzodiazepine medication. Is it normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking 10 mg of Diazepam daily for about five years. I am taking Amitriptyline 100 mg, Dexamphetamine 10 mg, Propanolol 120 mg, Buspiron 30 mg, Imovane 15 mg and Diaz 10 mg. I ran out of my prescription three days ago, and I think I am having Benzo withdrawals. I am very naus... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, all these are withdrawal symptoms only. You need to take Diazepam now to subside all your symptoms. I wish you good health. Kind regards. Read Full »
My thoughts are leading me to insomnia. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a patient with neuropathy and bedridden for the last eight years. I watch tv for eight to nine hours a day. I am suffering from insomnia for the last one year. The reason for sleeplessness is thoughts and thoughts. The moment I go to bed thoughts starts pouring in one by one without... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. As per details provided by you, it is probable that you may be experiencing some underlying anxiety or depressive disorder. Though the hypnotics mentioned by you relieve the anxiety and improves sleep, they do so only on a temporary basis. It is no... Read Full »
I take tablet Seroquel for moderate depression, and I am worried about developing diabetes. Can you please help?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. About four months ago, I was diagnosed with moderate depression. My psychiatrist started me on Seroquel 200 mg at bedtime and gradually increased it to 800 mg at bedtime. Together with Cipralex 20 mg. I feel good improvement. But I noticed that I could not slee... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. If you are suffering from depression, then why are you on tablet Seroquel? It is an antipsychotic and mood stabilizer. It may be used if you have resistant depression. If you have the first episode, then you do not need to take tablet S... Read Full »
Do you need a prescription for tablet Diazepam?
Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know whether I could get tablet Diazepam without a prescription. I took it six years ago for my anxiety disorder and lower back spasm after an injury. I currently take Salbutamol. Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Without a prescription, it will be tough for you to get the medication. So, let me prescribe you other medicine which will help out in this condition. For anti-anxiety pills, you will have to meet a doctor in ... Read Full »
How to overcome sleep disturbance after surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, I have not slept since my surgery. I got sweating, hallucination, feeling hot and cold, irregular periods, vivid dreams, urinary incontinence, paranoia, and panic attacks immediately after surgery. I am taking tablet Invega 3 mg and Diazepam as needed. Previously I took CBD oil for t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know further details about your symptoms. Kindly answer the following; 1) When you underwent surgery? 2) What surgery was done? 3) What problem have you exactly feel since then? Please describe that in a detailed manner. ... Read Full »
Can Glycerin suppository be used twice a week for a 2-month-old baby?
Query: Hello doctor, My 2 month old daughter started passing stool irregularly, from the past eight days. She was passing a lot of gas, but it did not smell. Seeing no improvement, we took her to the pediatrician, who said she had gas in her stomach. So, he gave her Decolic, Neopeptine, and Glycerin suppo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This must probably be your first child, that is why this query. Please note that children under the age of six months may pass stools either 10 to 15 times a month or once in 2 to 3 days. And it is absolutely normal. You should be worried only if the child has not passed ... Read Full »