There are many opinions on Valium. When I was a teenager, it was the common tranquilizer prescribed. There is the addictive side of Valium, but many say it helps them and they do not take it irresponsibly. Imagine living a life of anxiety and then all of the sudden, a certain medicine helps clear it all up. Some use it for sleep issues and feel that without it their minds would race without getting a wink of sleep. This particular prescription can also help those who have back problems and need their muscles relaxed. Only a doctor can prescribe Valium and other medications prescribed for anxiety include Xanax, Lexapro, Cymbalta, Ativan and Klonopin. There are various anxiety disorder such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Emotional Features, Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
There is a downside to Valium and that downside is that it can become addictive. This prescription drug is prescribed as a short term solution and not for people to take for years and years. Some patients are dependent on it and not necessarily addicted. Talk to your doctor if you think you might be addicted and not just dependent on the drug. It’s natural to become dependent on a drug that eases your mind and takes away pain. In reality, some people cannot function without some sort of pain reliever or anxiety reducer. However, may people can develop relaxed states through relaxation techniques, yoga and even the iPad program called Exhale which helps to relax the breath. (more…)