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Sedation: valium

So I’ve basically, with in pdoc orders, been sedating myself to keep the positive symptoms away from me. I’m sleeping all the time but I’ve noticed I’m much better equipped to handle triggers.

I don’t want to be addicted to valium. That’s why I’ve been so resistant to using large doses of it on a regular basis until now. I see that it works. Or at least feel that’s it’s helping anyway…I’ve been in so much pain lately that any little respite is awesome.

Do you guys have to sedate yourselves so to speak? Any other thoughts on this matter? I’d really welcome some feedback

i sedate myself with hydroxyzine. used to be on klonopin which was more effective but ended up causing major problems eventually

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What kind of problems did you have with the klonpin, may I ask? That’s what I’m using. I should note that it’s not really a large dose. Just large to me… I’m a light weight…so to speak

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i ended up having withdrawal when i stopped it. i didnt take it daily or feel i was addicted but i guess i became dependent on it. withdrawal was intense, i was irrationally suicidal and agitated for like a year it still comes back sometimes in waves

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Yeesh! Ok … I’m going to use that as a cautionary tale to keep in close contact with pdoc. Because it does seem to be working for me.

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Diazapam makes my positives worse. Dunno - they send me slightly loony. I dont have them often tho. Quite rightly, the shrink only dishes em out to me when im in a severe crisis. Im addicted to enough, without adding another one lol.

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