I am 21 and have been treated with medication since i turned 14. I've gone through far too many than I am comfortable with. The majority of my problems were depresion related, but now that i am older i see life in a different light, but now experience far more anxiety than i can appropriately and comfortable cope with.
My doctor last year, prescribed me 5MG of valium to take twice a day. I ended up having to take them at one time, and i told him this and he said it was all right. I do not take valium on a regular basis, only as-needed. Valium is wonderful for panic attacks that i can't seem to get under wraps on my own fighting- Perhaps not the best idea, but i wait until i have become sick and dizzy with my heart pounding before taking valium. i try to avoid taking medicine unless i feel I absolutely need it. Valium works very well for short term attacks, but i find that 15mg is what really works with me to fully help.
This year, my doctor replaced valium with 1mg 2x a day of xanax xr. the original cause was two times a day, but i am honstly only taking it as needed (my doctor is aware of this). Xanax xr seems to mellow me throght the day, and I feel better in general, but i still am left with a partial manicy feeling that valium was able to dull very much, but xanax xr works throughout the day.
i told my nurse what was going on and she said she would write me a prescription for both, but the dpctpr said no. i don't take either of any kind on a regular basis but to fully conquer anxiety i have found that both work in different ways in that i need. I do not like to take medication and completely avoid taking what i do not need.
my doctor has been in some trouble and am concerned that he won't prescribe both because he's been legally in trouble by doing such things before. if the combination of these drugs in possible, i do not want to be punished for my doctor's mistakes in other states and for people who DO abuse it.
i am female, 90lbs and 5'2. i also take lithium abd wellbutrin but am also having extreme doubts on how well lithium works anymore, actually. I've never really heard of medicine just stop working, but it seems to do absolutey nothing. And no, i NEVER stop anything cold-turkey.
one more notice, my mother does this but i don't believe and am against it: She thinks medicine solves everything. Medicine can get you on track, but it won't fix what you can't overcome on your own, it can only open windows for a different perspective.
I really need some advice. i plan on switching doctors. I was diagnosed as being bipolar years ago. i have taken Zyprexa which worked great in 2003 by itself but it seems to dull my thinking when combined with others, plus although I already do not weigh much, the weight gain rate is disturbing. Seroquel helped very much but somehow gave me great pain in my arms - my doctor blew me off on that; and i can't find any research to support it. Everytime i woul stop taking Seroqurel, the pain in my arms and shoulders would subside.
The majority of the depression in my life is because of things getting to me that i have trouble coping with (family and house problems) and the anxiety is almost a constant. I am more anxious than depressive nowadays. i do NOT experience high mania moods. i never have. i don't EVER compulsively spend money, either - I go to great lengths to plan what i want to buy before making purchases, and make sure i want the items.But I do love researcing products online and shopping and helping others find deals.
i know that when i can figure things in my life out more and work on myself internally, i will do much better. But as of right now, there are times when i need to drastically calm down and valium and xanax are very supportive for the different typs of anxiety feelings.
Is valium and xanax xr safe?