Diazepam Is 2mg enough?

Posted , 6 users are following.

my doc seemed really reluctant to prescribe diazepam despite me having terrible problems sleeping. I am taking citalopram which seems to have caused most of my sleeping issues.

he reluctantly gave me 2mg tablets, to take one a day for a week. This seems to be a very small dose from what I'm reading. i guess I could just wait and see but am annoyed as i think it might be cos I have on my record that I tend to drink too much and he's just not giving me a chance?

is 2mg enough?

0 likes, 7 replies

Report / Delete

7 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi Max 919, try taking the diaz 10mins before bed & the cit the following morn. You could always get the doc to prescribe you a specific sleepin pill.

    Good luck. mq7

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    2mg is a safe dose, its low but will still help you sleep.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I'm on 30mg Citalopram and my Dr has given me 10mg diazepam tablets, to be taken as and when needed, up to three a day. I even have it on repeat prescription! I don't take it every day, in fact she told me to take them for two or three days, then try to keep off them for about two weeks.
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      hello i have been give diazepam to help me taper off zopiclone i am on 4mg at the moment but gp is going to stop this in few weeks do u think they would give me 2mg to help me sleep on a long term basic
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Does anyone know why my doc is so scared of diazepam + me? He was acting like he was giving me an illegal drug!

    I've found that the 2mg did nothing - just was awake all night. Tried taking 2 of them and that was a bit better. But only have a couple left now.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    because they are highly addictive and if you have problems with drink then you may have an addictive personality and he does not want you to become addicted to tablets to help you sleep.

    It is much more important for you to look at your sleep hygiene - i.e when you go to bed, no caffeine or meals prior to bed, doyou read abook whilst in bed etc etc.

    Drugs to make you sleep are only useful in the short term, if you rely on these then you are an addict.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I was on citalopram once,made me ill. You should never take diazapam if you drink alcohol.

    I tripped and fell over wednesday..no head injury just bruised knees and arm. I went out Thursday felt ok but Friday and now have tight head,nausea and but giddy....I expect delayed concussion which can happen when head is jolted...I probably did this to save banging it. Would 2mg diazapam help. I am not on diazapam but was occassionaly in the past for anxiety and panic attacks..should I take diazapam now for few days?

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up