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Re: Valium induced anxiety??Help me benzo users! janejj

Posted by hildi on August 19, 2002, at 16:10:54

In reply to Re: Valium induced anxiety??Help me benzo users!, posted by janejj on August 19, 2002, at 14:04:25

> Hi Hildi,
> Hmmm, i'm sorry to hear that you have had this reaction to valium.
> The first time I took the benzo Lorazepam I felt really weird, like I was trapped in a body with no feelings, very bizarre, made me feel uneasy. I tried to fight the feeling, but then decided just to relax and let it do its thing. I think it may be a case of feeling 'out of control', i think you have to just flow with the sedation, rather than think about it too much.
> Valium is a comparatively weak benzo ( Lorazepam is roughly ten times stronger), I am just guessing here, but maybe the dosage just wasn't enough to quell your anxiety, especially with the extra anxiety associated with taking a new drug.
> Good luck hildi,
> regards,
> Janejj

Hi Jane. Thanks for the response. Yes, those feelings you had when starting lorazepam sound similar to what I felt from the valium. Maybe you are right. I definately did not like the 'out of control' feeling. I couldn't just let go and flow with it, but thats because I was feeling more agitated, not relaxed. I really didn't think I made myself agitated because I was expecting a good result, not a negative one.

Hmm. I thought valium was a rather stong benzo. Ativan/lorazepam is stronger? I ordered some Ativan by mail, but couldn't stand the wait any longer, and got some valium for the waiting period.

Maybe I will try a higher dose.
Thank you so much- your response really helps!




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