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Hi guys, I was prescribed 5mg of diazepam about 4 weeks ago as I’ve got extreme anxiety and panic disorder.
I have also been struggling with what I assume are physical side effects of anxiety, such as, constantly feeling off balanced, feeling like I’m swaying or moving when I’m not, and at times it feels like the ground is moving from underneath me. These physical symptoms are all new to me, so they’re very scary and always seem to put me into a panic.
My doctor believes that this is all due to the anxiety/panic, as I’ve had numerous testing done and everything has come back normal.
Anyway, when I first started taking the diazepam I was told to take one full 5mg tablet every 6 hours, however I started by only take half a tablet when I felt like I needed it as I was scared that I’d become dependent on it or suffer from side effects. This went on for quite a while and it was really, really helping. I’d only take one half most days and on bad days I’d end up taking the other half hours later once again only if needed.
Now, about a week or so ago, I ended up having a major panic attack and ended up giving in and taking a full tablet, once again, this really helped me and now I’ve just been taking a full tablet when I’m feeling really bad.
There have only been two occasions where I have taken 2 tablets in one day but each time I took the 2nd tablet it had been over 6 hours since I took the first.
Anyhow, the main reason I’m posting all this is because recently I’ve started experiencing withdrawal symptoms (head/brain zaps and weird feeling when moving my head or eyes) I usually experience this sensation if I forget to take one of my lexapro tablets so that’s how I know it feels like a withdrawal symptom, but the thing is I haven’t stopped taking any of my medications. Do you guys think it could be the diazepam and maybe it’s causing this as I don’t take it consistently? I’m really quite confused, so any advice, replies or personal experiences with diazepam would be greatly appreciated! Also, sorry about the huge post.
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