Valium Side Effects

Valium Side Effects

Alternative to Meds Center understands that Valium side effects are commonly more distressing than the symptoms that Valium is prescribed to manage. 


We additionally realize that better solutions exist besides a lifetime of Valium use. Users of this drug can go through some of the worst side effects of any drug, such as pronounced withdrawal symptoms. We offer Valium side effects help that is effective at assisting people in overcoming side effects. Intricate methods of medication tapering are used to alleviate withdrawal, and alternative medicine is implemented as a solution to the underlying issues.We offer long term relief through scientific solutions. Prescription drugs are not the only treatment option; we provide effectual, safe and side effect free alternatives.

Common side effects of Valium, also known as Diazepam, include impaired judgment, drowsiness, vertigo, lethargy, mental confusion, and gait problems. These benzodiazepine side effects may be considered as mild but could potentially turn into more serious problems. Since impaired judgment is one of the most often experienced side effects of this drug, it is recommended that individuals do not drive a vehicle while taking this drug. Impaired judgment from Diazepam is similar to alcohol impairment; this is why it could be dangerous to drive when impaired from this medication. Valium adverse effects may be worsened or augmented with the consumption of alcohol or other central nervous depressants and drinking alcohol with Valium may cause a potentially fatal overdose. Valium overdose occurs particularly when the medication is consumed in combination with alcohol, and may lead to coma or death.

Overdose side effects include decreased reflexes, lethargy, confusion, coordination problems, extreme drowsiness, fatigue, coma and somnolence. During an overdose, blood pressure and respiratory rates can decrease dramatically. Airway control may need to be obtained in the case of respiratory difficulties. These Valium interactions may occur infrequently, but are potentially serious and should be reported to a medical professional immediately: hypotension ( low blood pressure ), recurring or worsening depression, jaundice ( yellow eyes and skin ), difficulty breathing, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts or ideation, anxiety, agitation, excitation, or worsening anxiety; rage, hostility, aggression, insomnia, and allergic reactions. Unexplained rash, itching, swelling, or hives are signs of an allergic reaction to Valium. Don’t wait until side effects become worse before you seek Valium side effects treatment.

Some Valium users have paradoxical reactions to the drug, experiencing a worsened state of anxiety or suicidal thoughts. Long term use of this drug often results in the development of Valium dependence or even addiction. Individuals who take Diazepam for long periods of time should have frequent liver function tests, and if there is any liver impairment; the daily Valium dosage should be adjusted or discontinued. Other potential side effects that occur from regular Valium consumption include double vision, blurred vision, slurred speech, headaches, problems with bowel and/or bladder control, changes in salivation, tremors ( shakiness ), changes in libido, nausea, difficulty passing urine, and vertigo ( spinning sensation ).  

The side effects of Valium often outweigh the anxiety relieving effects of Valium. This leaves Valium users with unwanted effects and insufficient treatment for their anxiety; leading many individuals to medication discontinuation. However, you should not stop taking Valium without talking to a medical professional. Discontinuation of this drug may lead to many other side effects such as Valium withdrawal symptoms, but with medical support, this withdrawal can be easily overcome. We use comprehensive methods of medication tapering, body cleansing and stabilization of the neurochemistry to alleviate withdrawal while a person is discontinuing Valium. The Valium withdrawal treatments we provide make this process safe and as comfortable as possible. We can help you get rid of side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and anxiety.

A significant side effect which occurs particularly after long-term ( 4 weeks or more ) Valium use is addiction. While many individuals do not start taking this drug with the intent to abuse the drug or become addicted to it; 50% of patients who take Valium show signs of addiction after prolonged use. Signs of addiction include aches, pains, blunt emotions, memory impairment, irritability, difficulties with focusing, and other physical and mental ailments. Valium is a quick fix. You may have to ask yourself if you want to take Valium for the rest of your life, be physically dependent on it, and deal with the side effects.  We uncover what is causing the symptoms which you are taking Valium for.

Valium is used to relieve anxiety and help promote sleep. When it is used for a longer time however, it often brings side effects and more problems than this drug was first prescribed to treat including pronounced symptoms of withdrawal. What this medication does is acts on the nerve synapse, making it more passable to GABA and less passable to Calcium. GABA is the main neurotransmitter of the body that is inhibitory. GABA lessens the severity of nerve impulses. Use of a benzodiazepine will cause the body system to use up all available GABA. When GABA is entirely gone, everything will feel over-stimulating for their person. This can cause side effects or render the drug ineffective. Taking a GABA supplement is usually not effective in this case, as toxicity from the drug will likely impair the supplement utilization. Even underlying reasons for medication use can be addressed more efficiently without Valium.

This is the most frequent kind of medication that we address, as unsupported discontinuation of the medication may be incredibly difficult. Our professional team customizes intricate treatment protocols for each client. In the majority of chronic anxiety cases, we have found that the individual has an accumulation of environmental neurotoxins which are causing the nervous system to be over-stimulated. Usually, this is the underlying cause for what initially led to use of a benzodiazepine. 

Our techniques for this particular class of drugs include gentle taper methods, a removal of accumulated neurotoxins that are in the person’s system from their environment or due to the drug, neurochemical stability with natural substances, peer support, and several benefits of therapies created for promoting relaxation such as meditation, sauna, acupuncture and massage. Trained counselors are here to  answer any questions. Call us to learn about why a person experiences benzodiazepine withdrawal and how we eliminate medication related problems with Valium side effects help.


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