Friday, June 20, 2008

where's my valium drip?

I survived my first three-day-in-a-row stint at work. And I had lots of fun discharging my patients yesterday. I totally remembered how to do it from my externship, and my preceptor was surprised when I took the reigns and did it without even asking her. In reality, I can feel myself sort of kicking against all the supervision. I just want to do my job, and ask questions when I need to ask questions.

I'm learning a lot about how to deal with pain, and how to get pain dealt with. It's not a joke when people are in pain, and it's important to get it taken care of immediately. I feel like I'm growing a lot more, a lot faster, during my orientation than I ever did in nursing school. This is fun!

1 comment:

dark_one said...

My name is Paul Harris and i would like to show you my personal experience with Valium.

I am 55 years old. Have been on Valium for 20 days now. I decided to get off of all benzos after much reading and having a friend who was abusing Xanax kill himself (may have been other issues, too). I was taking about 4 mg of Klonopin daily. I read a lot of the reseach on benzos by Dr. Heather Ashton, one of the world's leading authorities on benzos. I was shocked to see her equivalency table for Klonopin and Xanax. 1 mg of Klonopin or Xanax is equel to 20 mg of Valium. That's right, 20!! Plus, Klonopin and Xanax have nasty side effects. That did it for me. No more benzos!! Because Valium has the longest half-life of any benzo and the least side effects, I'm using it and water-titration to get off Klonopin, a method widly used in Europe. 10% reduction every 10-14 days. So far so good.

I have experienced some of these side effects -
Headache, drowsiness in the morning. Hard time getting my Dr. to prescribe and go along with treatment program. Valium supposedly is far less addicting than some other benzos, with far fewer side effects. I hope that turns-out to be true.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Paul Harris

Valium Prescription Medication