Discussions that mention valium

Panic Disorders board

i have been taking ativan for 7 years and became so addicted to it that i am now tapering off it using valium. any benzo when first taken will make you sleepy but they are so addictive and if you take it on a regualar basis it will stop working and you will need more and more. xanax and ativan are very short acting (about 4-5 hours) so if you are in panic mode all day, these will not help. klonopin and valium are much longer lasting and i am taking valium now to avoid the terrible interdose withdrawal symptoms. be careful and if possible only take them "as needed" or you will end up like me. getting off them is hell