Diazepam side effects

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Hi, I was prescribed diazepam by my doctor for flying to calm my nerves - yesterday afternoon I took 2 (flight was fine) and I got home and slept from 8pm until 8am this morning - that is a really long sleep for me. I've woken up feeling like I have a hangover, I'm still feeling sleepy and have a headache.. Is this normal? What are the side effects?

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    Its a benzo hangover. Dont worry about it. It will pass. It was a new med for you. People who use them on occasion tend to get the benzo hangover.
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    That sounds normal after taking them for the first time.

    The hangover feeling will pass - give it 36 hours at least.

    What dose did you take, Nab?

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      Thanks for the reassurance .. I took 2 x 2mg but I'm also taking 3 X 40mg propranolol a day as well so maybe all combined my body isn't used to it.

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      No, it won't be used to it at all.

      That is actually a small dose of diazepam but so what......it worked then you slept forever and woke up feeling terrible!

      I promise you, as a recovering addict, that the feeling will wear off.

      Love Tess xx

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    It's totally normal 👍

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