Was just wondering if anyone had any issues with this? I know that valium is a common drug that is prescibed for spineys after back surgery to help with muscle relaxing and relaxation in general. There are many different forms of valium (lorazepam,clonazepam etc) all are in the benzo family. My regular physician prescibed lorazepam for me for a variety of issues and I took it before my surgery. My neurosurgeon gave me valium after the surgery to take, but since I had already been taking lorazepam I did not take the valium. Valium has a longer half life than lorazepam and lorazepam is quicker acting is the main difference.
I had read something on the internet that said if you had been taking a benzo and you had been taking it for more than a month that you had to 'stablize' your dose-meaning to take it at regular intervals and then taper off of it as it can cause withdrawal symptoms! Has anyone else had issues with this?
I have been having a horrible time to try to get off this stuff now. I only took the pain meds for 5 days after surgery because I did not want to get addicted to them and now this happens!
Any insight would be appreciated!