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I have been prescribed 15mg diazepam per day last two

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I have been prescribed 15mg diazepam per day for the last two weeks, I am violently shaking all over in a morning, feel so depressed I want to die, very anxious and restless, very irritable, feel like shouting at everyone, cannot sleep so much, feel very sickly and muscles feel they are all burning and swidging, I am wondering if this is how I should be
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

no, you shouldn't be this way.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you have severe anxiety disorder symptoms.

Dr. David :

you should be on other medications long with your diazepam.

Dr. David :

have you ever taken an SSRI agent before such as zoloft or paxil or lexapro to help decrease anxiety before?

Dr. David :

you need to be seeing a psychiatrist or a psychotherapist regularly with your severe symptoms as well.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I have seen a psychiatrist

Dr. David :

that is good you have seen a psychiatrist.

Dr. David :

did they offer other medications besides diazepam?

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

do you think the symptoms I am expereicning are from the diazepam?

Dr. David :

no.

Dr. David :

I think they are from your anxiety symptoms not being well controlled.

Dr. David :

I think your symptoms are from your anxiety and depression symptoms not being well controlled.

Dr. David :

dizepam does not help with depression symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

my pyschiatrist says he does'nt know how to help me. I do react to a lot of medicines

Dr. David :

sounds like you need to see another psychiatrist.

Dr. David :

what sort of "reactions" do you have ?

Dr. David :

I have to see a patient right now.

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I'll be back in a moment.

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I faint and my temperature goes down too much, I was in hospital with what they said was anylyptic shock

Dr. David :

what medication was that to?

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I have been like that with all of what would have helped me

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I had the same suicidal feelings when I was on prozac

Dr. David :

what dose of prozac where you up to?

Dr. David :

how long did you take the prozac?

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

sorry I cannot remember, I was on it for a few weeks or months I think

Dr. David :

because prozac can take 4-8 weeks to start to work for you .

Dr. David :

also there are new 2nd generation medications which can help the prozac work better.

Dr. David :

such as aripiprazole, or risperidone or quetiapine

Dr. David :

have you been on those medications before?

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

yes my doctor took me off them for the reactions they were causing me

Dr. David :

how can I help you today?

Dr. David :

what other questions do you have for me?

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I was wondering if what I was expererincing was normal as I get very frightened by how I feel

Dr. David :

it is probably for you most likely.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you have been battling excessive anxiety symptoms for a long time.

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I first started when I was suddenly taken off clonazepam a year and a half ago

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

did the clonazepam work better for you than the diazepam?

Dr. David :

if the clonazepam works better for you, then maybe you should go back on that.

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I get very frightened when I feel overwhelmed and panicky and don't know what to do, my doctor said she won't put me back on clonazepam

Dr. David :

I see.

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

Could you tell me what the difference is between clonazepam and diazepam,

Dr. David :

not much difference.

Dr. David :

they are both long acting benzodiazepines.

Dr. David :

they are like sister medications.

Dr. David :

both in the same category.

Dr. David :

very very similar.

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I see, my cpn says to me to just relax and listen to some music but I find it hard to do

Dr. David :

keep trying.

Dr. David :

and try deep breathing exercises.

Dr. David :

you can try cognitive behavioral therapy

Dr. David :

and meditation as well to help decrease anxiety.

Dr. David :

you should ask your GP to refer you to a psychologist.

Dr. David :

to learn cognitive behavioral therapy

Dr. David :

mental visualization therapy can help decrease anxiety as wel.

Dr. David :

also exercise therapy can help decrease anxiety.

Dr. David :

you should be exercising every day

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

I go out walking every day, I have fibromyalgia so that hinders things, I have been to a pyschiatrist

Dr. David :

psychiatrist is fine.

JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

Do you think the diazepam are working for me

Dr. David :

but you should be seeing a psychotherapist or therapist every week or two as well

Dr. David :

yes, I think the diazepam is working for you.

Dr. David :

your anxiety symptoms would be much much much worse if you didn't take it.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

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JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

ok thank you

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-4z7owizt- :

yes

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