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Hello I have been taking diazepam for nearly 2 years. And for those two years it has been very sporadic. I only ever use it as a complete last resort. On average I would go 4 weeks inbetween doses. Shortest is 2 weeks and longest is 7 weeks. I usually take just 5mg.

Im just wondering is this okay long term?I have no desire to take any more its just nice to know that its there as a last resort. Could it eventually cause brain damage?what are the long term implications?thanks


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replied December 8th, 2018
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Anxiety and Stress Answer A64644
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Self medication with a potent benzodiazapine is not wise and should be avoided. If you have problems consult your psychiatrist and let them decide what is best for you.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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