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Has Diazepam helped your Agoraphobia?

ShutIn

ShutIn

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I've had Agoraphobia on/off since 2006..my worst period being 7 years without leaving house..I've gotten better on and off over the years..but now im at a bad place again ..which i never thought i could get in again..ugh....has anyone had any luck with Diazepam? Itd be nice to go to grocery shop without having a panic attack. I never wanted to turn to meds but im tired of this life where im not living.
 
SunnyDaze

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I'm sorry you struggle,I've been in your shoes.

Idk whether diazepam would help,I'm assuming it would though.Are you in therapy?
 
fazza

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Yes but diazepam is not a cure and the possibility of needing more and more diazepam is a major problem.
Our bodies get used to benzo's requiring us needing more and more to get the required effect. This does not happen to everyone but for a great many sufferers they then get stuck with a benzo addiction then suffer paradoxical effects when withdrawing.

I don't know what the answers are as I am not medically trained but CBT can help many as this type of treatment can help.

Ask your doctor for the best medical advice and if things are really bad phone your doctors surgery and ask for a telephone consultation.
 
Confusedandanxious

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I personally would try and steer away from the likes of diazepam for helping with this. I think it would probably work TOO well, to the point youd rather just go to that than anything else.

There are other meds, that help and are not as strong or addictive. But I think the most helpful and most important thing is the likes of therapy and graddd exposure. I use propanolol and/or buspirone but graded exposure was the most helpful for me.
 
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