I crossed over from Ambien & Xanax, fairly low doses, to Valium, about 5 weeks ago. I'm tapering with the V. and now down to about 1.8 mg per day, taken just before bedtime. My symptoms, pretty well just headaches and neck/shoulder aches, (helped a lot now by Excedrin Extra Strength) are definitely better, and all in all I feel I'm recovering.
However, something that's bothersome is that I fall asleep so easily (for a couple of hours usually) in the morning, afternoon or evening. Pretty well anytime I sit down in my recliner I feel like I could fall asleep, and often do. I never felt daytime drowsiness while on the Xanax or Ambien.
Is this normal with this much Valium? Does it mean that I should cut the dose a bit? I'm due for a cut anyway soon, and thinking of going down to 1.5 mg. Does this sound reasonable? Or could I do a bigger cut?
As always, thanks for your help!