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Has anyone who has been tapering diazepam ever wondered if what you perceive to be withdrawal symptoms could actually be your own anxiety over it?
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Almost certainly a combination of the 2, the chemical anxiety caused by the diazepam cannot unfortunately be instantly reversed, the gaba system has to heal in the absence of the drug.

 

I am in the same quandary as you seem to be in, I have anxiety about the anxiety and it sucks big time.

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Chemical anxiety must be the absolute killer from diazepam because it has been crazy for me my whole taper. And even still 3 months after jumping. Ive had 0 physical issues though.
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Same here, nothing physical, but waking every morning at 3am after broken sleep is driving me crazy - then the cortisol rush to add insult to injury. Plus the doc had just cut me from 2 to 1.5 so who knows what's around the corner.
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For me I guess it's a combo. There's something about Valium that I simply can't tolerate. It's a strange one. Mostly I just fight extreme fatigue, at least so far. I get mild anxiety with every dose wondering if I'll be flat on my back in 30 minutes, or nauseated, or burning. Today was good though and I've made 2 cuts in 4 days. Breaking rules...don't care. Want out of zombie land asap. (Within reason). B
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Hi. I notice that when we get very hot weather, my CNS doesn't do as well as in cooler weather. Here, we're still in summer, high temps. 

Researching glutamate neurotransmitter;  Foods, natural, non-problematic remedies; Ice cream and Magnesium actually counteract glutamate. That sound like a winning combo. I am doing Magnesium, powdered in 1L water daily. I find this really helps me overall.

Peace. Karuna

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