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Offline blueberries960

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Hello there
« on: August 18, 2014, 01:01:38 AM »
30 yr old female. with bad HA. last year was brain tumor. this year is swollen lymph nodes/cancer/lymphoma. Looking for other people like me who i can share my sturggles with and who i can help or who can be there to listen when i need help lol. currently my HA is bad as it has ever been.  Been to a docter and she put me on valium 2mg 1x night.. And it doesnt do anything.. Well im new to this so there is my story!!
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 05:20:26 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 01:50:23 PM »
Hi Blue,  :action-smiley-065:

Welcome to the forum, this a great place to be!

I am very happy you are joining us, you will find many people here that can relate, and many resources to help you in your Journey to recovery and a healthy mental and physical life.


Please feel free share any information you are comfortable with  :happy0151:

So your dr. has given you Valium 2mg - which is a very low dose...

Was the Valium prescribed for anxiety?

I have used Xanax,Ativan, Klonopin and Valium.  - for over 20 years, at different times.

I have been using valium at 10 mg per night for the last 10+ years daily, along with my Prozac 40 mg.

I can share my experience...

IME -Most doctor in the U.S. will prescribe a 30 day supply starting with 5 mg and not 2 mg... (because it not as potent as Klonopin or the other BZD)

IME:  Valium is least potent of the BZD I have used, (but still one of the best!) most people I know will start getting some results at 5 mg.  Most people will do well on 10 mg.  And some will need even higher dosages, but most doctor will now prescribe klonopin at .5, since 

The PDR states:
Management of Anxiety Disorders and Relief of Symptoms of Anxiety.   Depending upon severity of symptoms—2 mg to 10 mg, 2 to 4 times daily


We used Valium in the old days , but  doctors now prescribe Xanax, Ativan and Klonopin - because they are just so much more effective at lower doses for controlling anxiety and Anxiety/Panic attacks.

Valium has the advantage over other BZD - in that it has an additional advantage of being a very effective muscle relaxer in addition to being a good BZD.


Being a member here, I have found 3 great areas to help you
1.   Solid and helpful information and even a self-test quiz, VERY HELPFUL when I speak to my dr. - I would have printouts of my symptoms and self-quiz to help my doctor point me in the right directions - here are some great links to get you started :grinning-smiley-003:
                                   
                                    SELF-DIAGNOSIS AND SELF-TESTS

                                    http://www.anxietyzone.com/NIMHpanic.pdf - PANIC DISORDER + SELF-TEST
                                           
                                    http://www.anxietyzone.com/NIMHgad.pdf  -  GAD anxiety + SELF-TEST
                                           
                                    http://www.anxietyzone.com/NIMHdepwomenknows.pdf - DEPRESSION + SELF-TEST
                                           
                                    http://www.anxietyzone.com/NIMHocd.pdf - OCD + SELF-TEST
                                         
                                 
                                   
2.   Many caring members and resources to help you in both Therapy – CBT, Positive thinking, and Medical Therapy – which medications are being used and our member’s experience in using them.  :sad0126:

3.   Chat – Being able to communicate with on another is so important in the healing and recovery process.  :chat:

Make yourself home, and feel free to post any questions you may have. 


Again, Welcome   :nature-smiley-016:

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