"Diazepam - Calm On The Streets The Welsh Way" by Watt_Dabney
Generic Name: Diazepam
Brand Names: Valium, Antenex
Type: Benzodiazepine derivative – It possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant and amnestic properties.
Uses: anxiety, insomnia, seizures, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal and benzodiazepine withdrawal. It may also be used before certain medical procedures to reduce tension and anxiety, and in some surgical procedures to induce amnesia.
Common side effects: Suppression of REM sleep, impaired motor function, impaired coordination, impaired balance, dizziness and nausea, depression, reflex tachycardia.
My Side effects: Increased craving for alcohol
I don’t have much to say about this particular medication…
…In my personal experience it’s always given little if any side effects. However tolerance builds up quickly, much too quickly. I started on 2mg, yet rapidly I felt the effects decrease each time I took more and had to always increase the dose by another 2mg. After continuous usage I began to feel a slight “craving” for more, and when I reduced the dose I felt irritable and anxious. Compared to other drugs with sedative properties Diazepam to me performs pretty poorly, probably coming third after Mirtazapine (TeCA – Antidepressant) and Promethazine (First generation antihistamine).
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