(10-09-2015, 02:43 PM)justMongo Wrote:(10-09-2015, 04:21 AM)Tez62 Wrote: Judy, I get those awakings at 3.00am every morning when I'm stressed, my GP has put me back on Valium for a short period of time while I'm having anxiety problems at work. It seems to be helping but now I'm starting to come off it and we'll see what happens. I don't know if there is an easy answer to stress and anxiety.
How long have you used Valium. It says short half-life; but it's >24 hours. If more than a month it may be difficult to get off of. A slow taper would be required. Still easier to get off of than the short half-life benzos like alprazolam.
I was only on a small dose 2mg for 10 days and are now tapering off, I'm om 1mg and will go off compeltey soon.
(10-09-2015, 04:34 AM)cate1898 Wrote: I could have used this tonight and many other nights! Been awake since sometime between 2:30 and 3 this morning. However, contraindications for Benedryl list high blood pressure. So going to have to run this by my GP before I would try it.I was not aware of the HBP contraindication. I wonder if it was listed 20 years ago. I used to use it as a sleep aid.