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Valium psychological addiction.

Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by Katyluu, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Katyluu

    Katyluu Member

    Hello, new here. Been taking anti anxiety meds and antidepressants for many years . I think that I'd feel better w/o them, especially the valium . I have had much inner healing in recent years, and at least part of me wants to get off them. It is just more of a habit. I have a psychological dependance on them.. I don't really don't need them....still, out of habit, I go running for the valium when I experience stress. .and they seem to weaken me....rarely help.
    Have tried tapering several times. ..but keep going back.
    Plan to give it another go...may need some support...or just someone to answer to.
    Oh, and my doctor would agree.
    Thanks.
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  2. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    We will support you, im tired and will respond further in the morning. Stay Strong and God Bless
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  3. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @Katyluu I understand the desire to just walk away,however Valium is not one of those substance's you can just set down,especially if you've been on it for some years as cold turkey will most likely cause seizures and MAJOR hallucinations.Valium is something you must taper off of slowly, talk to your Dr, get a refeeral to an addiction specialist and be open and honest and they can help you come off the Valium safely without losing your mind.Stay Strong and God Bless
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  4. Katyluu

    Katyluu Member

    Thank you...I understand that..and know how to taper. The thing is, making up my mind to do it once and for all. Also, I only take 5 mg at night...and am down to 2 mg once during the day. Many years ago I was on 10 mg 3 × a day!
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  5. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    The good news relatively speaking is you are not on a SUPER high dose so just like any other substance detox there is going to be mild discomfort and we all struggle with that decision to finally do it,for some it's family, relationships, sick of being sick,etc.YOU need to find that joy the Valium is taking from you, that something extra you desire that addiction simply will not allow you to have...You need to figure out what it is its taking from you and you need to allow yourself to envision that missing something everytime you decide to take that pill,use that desire,that vision,that love,that passion, USE those memories for strength, courage,the will,and DESIRE to break free.It takes time its never easy but do it for the life YOU want not the life you live.Stay Strong and God Bless
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