Valium Dangerous Drugs, Benzodiazepines, Diazepam, Addictive, Football Player
Diazepam (and all the other benzodiazepines) are extremely addictive and dangerous drugs - beware!!!
Italian_girl_rocker - DO NOT GET ADDICTED TO THIS! It almost took my life. I took more than I was supposed to, and for ANYONE who is thinking of "getting high" off of any kind of benzodiazepine, stop and think. Please. I beat up my father and ran off and then beat up my friend. Not intentionally beating them, but because I was afraid of them and tried to get away from them any way possible, even if that meant biting them to the point where they're bruised and bleeding. Now, my friend is a football player and a runner. I actually got away from him because the benzodiazepines made me whacko. SERIOUSLY. Please. This is a warning for anyone who wants to "get high". Pause and think. It almost took over my life.
Avgconsum - I was continually getting sicker and sicker over the course of years taking this drug and doctors could not connect the dots- they did not realize I was in tolerance withdrawal which can hapen after you have been taking this drug for more than two weeks consecutively. I now know that this drug supresses the HPA Axis, effects the following neurotransmitters either directly or indirectly: GABA, Serotonin, Dopamine, Noepinephrine, and Acetycholine- increases Glutamate levels, blunts CRH in the brain. If you look up 'Benzodiazepine Dependence' in Wikipedia you can read more about it. Another good resource is Pubmed. You may want to go to Benzobuddies.org to find out more information. I was taken off this drug too quickly and was plunged into a physical and mental hell that is litterally indescribable. It has bee 19 months since my last dose and I still suffer numerous prtracted withdrawal symptoms. Doctors iatrogenically addict patients to this drug then have no idea the withdrawal syndrome even exists past 30 days- and therefore disregard any ongoing complaints from their patients. The United Kingdom is aware of this problem and is the only country actively working on changing the prescribing laws. The Ashton Manual (which you can read on-line if you do a search) is a helpful tool ahich you can print out and bring to your doctor. It provides clinical informationon the withdrawal and tapering schedules. The Parliament in the UK is using this manual as a guide.