Valium, like all benzodiazepines, has a serious concern of dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Valium is highly addictive even after a few days or weeks of use and regardless of the dosage. Never stop taking Valium abruptly due to the risk of extreme withdrawal symptoms including high blood pressure. Valium must be tapered slowly to minimize the risks and Valium withdrawal symptoms. A slow Valium taper gives the time for your body to repair. Our nonprofit maintains that assisting recovery of the GABAa receptors while tapering Valium provides the greatest chance of success.  Recovery is possible! Let us help you with our In-Home Withdrawal Program.*
Below is information about Valium, Valium withdrawal symptoms, Valium taper, and getting off Valium naturally.
SIGNS OF VALIUM DEPENDENCY
Valium dependence can have hazardous health consequences, including breathing suppression, low blood pressure, dizziness, muscle weakness and a blunting of emotions. As the GABA receptors are modified by Valium anxiety increases, particularly between doses; sleep erodes, nerve and joint pain can increase along with memory loss, falls, emotional blunting and an overall sense of dread.  Valium dependence can be difficult to acknowledge, particularly for those taking Valium exactly as prescribed. Family and friends may recognize the changes in personality before the patient. Once Valium dependence has occurred the drug will never provide the same relief. Taper Valium slowly and recover.*
WHAT IS VALIUM WITHDRAWAL LIKE?
Valium withdrawal includes both physical and psychological symptoms that can occur after missing one dose with full onset of Valium withdrawal symptoms occurring approximately 5-7 days after the last dose.  Valium users that abruptly stop their medication can experience life-threatening increases in blood pressure, seizures and extreme withdrawal symptoms. Please do not stop taking Valium, you must taper Valium slowly. Unmanaged Valium withdrawal can not only be dangerous but the symptoms can interfere with every aspect of life. During the Valium taper, the duration of Valium withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on how long you've been on Valium, other medications that may interact, health challenges and age.*
Valium Withdrawal Help - Getting off Naturally
Our Valium In-home Withdrawal program is a slow, gentle taper that allows you to step down from Valium under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician and Pharmacist. Our Pre-Taper is all about Symptom Relief. You will not wean Valium until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals and holistic approach are essential. Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help ease Valium withdrawal and support overall well-being as you are getting off Valium. We want to support the recovery of your GABA receptors as you taper.
Our areas of expertise are Benzodiazepines, Antidepressants, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis. Our In-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start the Valium Withdrawal Program which allows us to individualize your approach based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; goals; and interactions. Don't Wean Valium alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.*
VALIUM WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE
- extreme anxiety
- increase in pain
- changes in perception
- hair loss
- severe insomnia
- heart palpitations
- persistent and unpleasant memories
- severe headaches
- loss of balance
- sound and light sensitivity
- memory loss
- suicidal ideation
- extreme fear
- usually sensitive
- increased allergies
- flu-like symptoms
- muscle tension and weakness
- vision impairment
- gastrointestinal issues
IMAGINE BEING FREE OF VALIUM DEPENDENCY
✔ Proven Program completed In-Home with Expert Guidance
✔ Slowly Wean off Valium
✔ All-Natural Nutraceuticals to help Ease Valium Withdrawal Symptoms*
✔ Professional information on interactions
✔ Free Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board
✔ Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)
VALIUM WITHDRAWAL TIMELINE
The acute phase of Valium Withdrawal can begin after missing one dose and intensify within 24 hours. Valium
has a long half-life so the full onset of Valium Withdrawal symptoms may not be felt for 5-7 days. The duration
of Valium Withdrawal can vary depending on health, dosage and length of time of Valium use. Symptoms can rise
and fall over many weeks or months due to the slow recovery and downregulation of the GABAa receptors* 
VALIUM WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORIES
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VALIUM SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS
VALIUM WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:
abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear
VALIUM ABRUPT DISCONTINUATION SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:
suicidal ideation, violence, seizures, delusion, delirium, ptsd, psychosis, abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear, agitation/restlessness, akathisia, panic attacks, chest pain, depersonalization, vision issues, dry mouth, neuropathy pain, vision issues, gastrointestional issues, blood pressure problems, hallucinations, urinary frequency, mood swings, restless leg syndrome, tremor
VALIUM ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE: per PDR
Severe: bradycardia, bone fractures , apnea, laryngospasm, cardiac arrest, seizures, teratogenesis, thrombosis
Moderate: memory impairment, dysarthria, urinary retention . urinary incontinence, respiratory depression, ataxia, peripheral vasodilation, euphoria, anemia, lymphadenopathy, confusion, hypotension , myasthenia , tolerance, physiological dependence, psychological dependence, amnesia, depression, blurred vision, nystagmus, constipation, jaundice, elevated hepatic enzymes, neutropenia , hallucinations, mania, dyspnea, chest pain, withdrawal, phlebitis
Mild: drowsiness, fatigue , appetite stimulation, weight gain, libido decrease, libido increase, menstrual irregularity, weight loss, headache, dizziness, rash, diarrhea, mydriasis, pruritus , vomiting, anorexia, hyperkinesis, infection, diaphoresis, cough, vertigo, emotional lability, abdominal pain, agitation, rhinitis, hiccups, tremor, syncope, diplopia, urticaria, hypersalivation, xerostomia, nausea, irritability, nightmares, restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, hyperventilation
VALIUM REFERENCES AND OTHER INFO
ACCORDING TO THE FDA:
Diazepam (Valium) may cause serious side effects, including: Seizures. Taking Diazepam with other medicines used to treat epilepsy can cause an increase in the number or severity of grand mal seizures. Withdrawal symptoms. You may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking Diazepam suddenly. Withdrawal symptoms can be serious and include seizures. Mild withdrawal symptoms include a depressed mood and trouble sleeping. Talk to your healthcare provider about slowly stopping Diazepam to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
WARNING: RISKS FROM CONCOMITANT USE WITH OPIOIDS
Concomitant use of benzodiazepiones, including Valium, and opioids may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. Because of these risks, reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs for use in patients for whom alternative treatment options are inadequate.
Side effects most commonly reported were drowsiness, fatigue, muscle weakness, and ataxia. The following have also been reported:
Central Nervous System: confusion, depression, dysarthria, headache, slurred speech, tremor, vertigo Gastrointestinal
System: constipation, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances
Special Senses: blurred vision, diplopia, dizziness
Cardiovascular System: hypotension
Psychiatric and Paradoxical Reactions: stimulation, restlessness, acute hyperexcited states, anxiety, agitation, aggressiveness, irritability, rage, hallucinations, psychoses, delusions, increased muscle spasticity, insomnia, sleep disturbances, and nightmares. Inappropriate behavior and other adverse behavioral effects have been reported when using benzodiazepines. Should these occur, use of the drug should be discontinued. They are more likely to occur in children and in the elderly.
Urogenital System: incontinence, changes in libido, urinary retention
Skin and Appendages: skin reactions
Laboratories: elevated transaminases and alkaline phosphatase
Other: changes in salivation, including dry mouth, hypersalivation Antegrade amnesia may occur using therapeutic dosages, the risk increasing at higher dosages. Amnestic effects may be associated with inappropriate behavior. Minor changes in EEG patterns, usually low-voltage fast activity, have been observed in patients during and after Valium therapy and are of no known significance. Because of isolated reports of neutropenia and jaundice, periodic blood counts and liver function tests are advisable during long-term therapy.
Postmarketing Experience: Injury, Poisoning and Procedural Complications: There have been reports of falls and fractures in benzodiazepine users. The risk is increased in those taking concomitant sedatives (including alcohol), and in the elderly.
DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE
Valium is subject to Schedule IV control under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Abuse and dependence of benzodiazepines have been reported. Addiction-prone individuals (such as drug addicts or alcoholics) should be under careful surveillance when receiving Valium or other psychotropic agents because of the predisposition of such patients to habituation and dependence. Once physical dependence to benzodiazepines has developed, termination of treatment will be accompanied by withdrawal symptoms. The risk is more pronounced in patients on long-term therapy.
Withdrawal symptoms, similar in character to those noted with barbiturates and alcohol have occurred following abrupt discontinuance of Valium. These withdrawal symptoms may consist of tremor, abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, headache, muscle pain, extreme anxiety, tension, restlessness, confusion and irritability. In severe cases, the following symptoms may occur: derealization, depersonalization, hyperacusis, numbness and tingling of the extremities, hypersensitivity to light, noise and physical contact, hallucinations or epileptic seizures. The more severe withdrawal symptoms have usually been limited to those patients who had received excessive doses over an extended period of time. Generally milder withdrawal symptoms (e.g., dysphoria and insomnia) have been reported following abrupt discontinuance of benzodiazepines taken continuously at therapeutic levels for several months. Consequently, after extended therapy, abrupt discontinuation should generally be avoided and a gradual dosage tapering schedule followed. Chronic use (even at therapeutic doses) may lead to the development of physical dependence: discontinuation of the therapy may result in withdrawal or rebound phenomena. Rebound Anxiety: A transient syndrome whereby the symptoms that led to treatment with Valium recur in an enhanced form. This may occur upon discontinuation of treatment. It may be accompanied by other reactions including mood changes, anxiety, and restlessness. Since the risk of withdrawal phenomena and rebound phenomena is greater after abrupt discontinuation of treatment, it is recommended that the dosage be decreased gradually.*
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* Testimonial results may vary person to person.
*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized With Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent and support throughout.
*This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..