Valium addiction, abuse and treatment affects thousands of individuals annually. The recommended starting dose is 5 mg per day and one can go up to 10-15 mg. put on Endone then Oxycontin which caused him to become addicted then.
Studies show that up to fifty percent of patients prescribed valium for six months or more become physically dependent to the drug. Long-term valium usage generally leads to some form of dependence.
I hate hate Benzo's! i was on klonopin, now coming off valium. I hate the stuff! I'm tapering it better than klonopin but still, it's no fun! And I'm in school. I have to function!.
I had neck surgery back in March 2010, and have been on Valium 5mg for about 6 months now supply ran out 11 days ago so I thought I would just not refill and get myself off them not realizing that it would cause such drama my head has been off the planet with migraines ever since and I just cant focus, didn't realize that this medication would cause this sort of problem until this morning reading different websites and the info associated I am going back on the medication to get back some normality and get rid of this dam migraine cant cope with that too much for me I will take the slow way out and do it little by little next time, I have so much empathy for you guys that have been on it long term in larger doses hang in there hope all goes better for you soon.
Some of the withdrawal symptoms are identical to the symptoms for which the medication was originally prescribed.
Becomes a problem with addiction? hydrocodone/apap 5mg/500mg difference between Hydrocodone/ apap 5/500 and Oxycodone 5mg?.
You may never become addicted but you could become physically dependent. They are very different creatures.
However, if you're taking it for a 'high", you become addicted much much faster. I don't know how quickly but the body handles it differently when there's real pain then when taking it for a high.
If you're taking for real pain, you can take it for a long time without addiction. I had an anterior cruciate ligament (knee) reconstruction, medial cruciate ligament tear, and lateral meniscus repair and was on it for about 4 or 5 months with no problems stopping it as the knee healed and pain went away.
This would be a good question for your doctor.