Is it bad if i pop a 5mg valium everyday when i wake up? Ive been doing this for the longest and should really ask yall to shed some light on this for me.
I've been taking the valium since the beginning of my suffering with this condition, so back in March 2016. When i first got put onto it i was taking it 3x a day, now i only take it once a day. I have to admit tho, i tried going a couple days without taking it at all, but all it did was make me feel even more unreal and i couldn't stand that. Needless to say its still really bad right now.5mg Valium is a relatively low dose. For comparison, 2mg Xanax is equivalent to 40mg of Valium I believe. Benzo withdrawal however is known to actually cause DP and DR so this isn't a great option in the long run. I know how sometimes you just want relief from the suffering I've popped my fair share of benzos while having DP. But I've never been hardcore addicted to them however I have gone through moderate withdrawal back in 2016-17. How long have you been taking the valium?
If i were you i would without a doubt hold a grudge against that doctor for as long as i live because this condition is straight up fucked up and shouldn't exist in the first place.My persistent DP, which has lasted for many years, was triggered during a benzo withdrawal caused by a doctor refusing to see me after my insurance changed. I probably could have sued him, but it's outside the statute of limitations. My GP called me drug-seeking. An ER doc called me drug-seeking. By the time I saw a psychiatrist, he said it was too late.
A defense mechanism huh, lol my ass. It feels like this condition is killing me slowly but surely. You cant exactly feel happy or sad with this thing, in fact you cant even feel anything but fear that wont leave no matter how hard you try to relax.But it's a defense mechanism. =)
Teal, I feel that I've recovered somewhat. I can't tell how far I'll get in recovery until I start making some real money, which may sound like putting the cart before the horse, because it is.
Yeah bro i know its a defense mechanism, hope you didn't take my reply the wrong way.I added more to my post above.
Yolo, when people are inclined to call everything a defense mechanism, that is really a defense mechanism for them not knowing what they're talking about.
Anxiety or emotional trauma may be at the heart of DP for most people, but I just don't know. There's certainly a correlation. I hope everyone finds their way no matter what.