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[Buddie]

Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« on: July 06, 2021, 01:46:18 am »
I've read that lavender interacts with GABA, which makes me wonder if it could revv up wd symptoms or hinder recovery.

Your thoughts?
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2021, 01:36:48 pm »
Anyone using it while tapering? I think I am going to buy some today but I read mixed reports.
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2021, 03:28:33 am »
Not the tea, but the capsules for sleep. OMG, I wish I never took it. Sleep? No. Horrible benzo W/D hell? Yup.

I don't know if the tea is as strong, so can't say it would have the same effect. I can say the effects didn't carry over into the following day, so it's effects are less than 24 hours.

Try at your own risk, if it ramps up W/D, you know to avoid. And the revved up feeling will only last a day or less.
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 05:25:48 am »
Lavender is nice and calming but not overly sedating. I take it in the day time sometimes when i feel stressed. I find it gentle and helpful.
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2021, 10:22:01 am »
[...],

Thank you for sharing your experience and for sharing that its effects only last for less than a day. How much content were in those capsules? Did you try only once?


[...],

What is your situation benzowise? I mean, are you tapering? When you take lavender there is no crash effect later?
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2021, 05:37:58 pm »
I been off benzos for 8 years, there is no crash effect with herbs, they dont work like drugs.
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2021, 10:57:56 pm »
[...],

Thank you for sharing your experience and for sharing that its effects only last for less than a day. How much content were in those capsules? Did you try only once?

   Silexan ™ English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil 80 mg. And yes I only took once, because the experience was so horrible, I don't want to go through that again. I'd already read mixed reviews about these, but took one hoping I'd be one of the lucky ones. I wasn't.
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2022, 03:33:26 pm »
Anyone has experience with lavender tea? I use lavender essential oil to sniff and I notice it helps some. Btw im off valium since March 31st this year now.
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2022, 05:30:40 pm »
Not the tea, but the capsules for sleep. OMG, I wish I never took it. Sleep? No. Horrible benzo W/D hell? Yup.

I don't know if the tea is as strong, so can't say it would have the same effect. I can say the effects didn't carry over into the following day, so it's effects are less than 24 hours.

Try at your own risk, if it ramps up W/D, you know to avoid. And the revved up feeling will only last a day or less.

Lavender is a sedative, it is so gentle and delicate don't know how this can revv you up.
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[Buddie]

Re: Lavender tea while tapering Valium?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2022, 11:48:21 pm »


Lavender is a sedative, it is so gentle and delicate don't know how this can revv you up.

“Lavender oil taken in small quantity is sedative but when taken in larger quantity, becomes a stimulant” (The Fragrant Mind (1995) Valerie Ann Worwood)

Remember, I took the capsules, not tea. And the reviews on the capsules have been mixed. Some not going through benzo w/d found them not helpful, and some who took them for sleep, didn't sleep.

It absolutely revved me up, please don't discount my experience. It's just like magnesium, it helps me, but others found it made them feel worse. The post author even mentioned reading mixed reports.
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