Re: anyone taken diazapam for a long time?
Hi there. Yes I have taken diazepam for a long while. I take a 5mg once a day to get me going - sounds awful doesn't it?
Anyway it helps to keep the anxiety attacks at bay. When I went to see a cardiologist with palpitations a few years ago he said that the dose of diazepam I was taking was nothing to be concerned with and if it helped with my anxiety to carry on.
He said that if I was on say a 10mg 3 times a day it would be a good idea to cut right down. (I would probably be on my back with hat dose)!
As regards your heart, well I have a phobia about mine as it seems to have a life of it's own, thumping, jumping, missing beats, fluttering. It has a fine old time in my chest and has done for the past 30 years or so. The cardiologist seemed unconcerned and said I was probably tuning in to body sensations. I find that after my diazepam wears off (about 2 and a half hours) I can feel uneasy and my pulse feels strong and a bit fast but I don't want to take a higher dose.
Your dosage is so small as well.
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