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[Buddie]

how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« on: April 09, 2012, 08:52:57 am »
Hi everyone

once you stop taking the dreaded V how long is it before it gets out of your system.


thanks

Lizzy
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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 10:26:10 am »
Hi Lizzy.
Roughly 3-4 weeks.
Unfortunately, that may mean up to another month of acute withdrawal. 

Hang in there,

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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 10:42:36 am »
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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 11:09:45 am »
Valium (diazepam) or it's active metabolite can be detected in your system for up to 23 days. It's active metabolite has an elimination half life of approximately 100hours. It takes 5.5 x elimination half life for a medicine/metabolite to be cleared from ones system so it would take approximately 550 hours or 22.9 days (5.5 x 100 hours) for it's metabolite to be cleared.

http://www.drugs.com/pro/valium.html

Elimination of diazepam: The initial distribution phase is followed by a prolonged terminal elimination phase (half-life up to 48 hours). The terminal elimination half-life of the active metabolite N-desmethyldiazepam is up to 100 hours. Diazepam and its metabolites are excreted mainly in the urine, predominantly as their glucuronide conjugates. The clearance of diazepam is 20 to 30 mL/min in young adults. Diazepam accumulates upon multiple dosing and there is some evidence that the terminal elimination half-life is slightly prolonged.

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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 11:12:15 am »
Oops. :) [...] posted already
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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 11:23:56 am »
omg so i wont be taking it but it will still be around for another 23 days aaaarrrhhhhhh LOUD SCREAMING.

So will i still get withdrawals.  Ill tell you what Im sleeping like a baby down to .75 of a tablet amazing.

Lizzy
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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 11:31:33 am »
From my last dose, a month? It had to be.

Hang in there, [...].
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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 11:33:38 am »
hey [...]

Im hanging 3 more days and i will be offffff cant wait feel like im getting married or something.  Best thing thats happened to me but it looks like being benzo free doesnt mean free of symptoms.  Hows the ocd got any latest ones to tell me.  Mine is this constantly telling the nurses im brain damaged do you want me to take a picture of their faces when i go to tell them its priceless.  Im sure they think oh know its her again they are all so patient and lovely but they must get so sick of me.

Lizzy
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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 12:12:34 pm »
That's great that you are sleeping well Lizzy.  I remember that after my taper, I was very wiped out from the whole ordeal of tapering and "worrying", it's like my body just gave out and I slept well for some months.  As for the withdrawal, since you seem to have this paradoxical reaction to valium, it is possible it won't take as long for you to get through the most intense withdrawal, plus you've gone through so much of it when you came down from 45 to 2.5mg and all you went through for the last month that maybe it won't be quite as bad as that initial shock, you can always hope.  That being said, the first few weeks off will likely continue to impact as the blood levels go down.  The good news is that going off this 2mg of valium because of the long half life gives you a built in taper over the next couple weeks as it processes out. You're very brave and your family is lucky to have you.

 :smitten:

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[Buddie]

Re: how long does it take for valium to be out of your body
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 07:35:11 pm »
Hey [...]

no sleep last night really. Was dreadful.  Im so frightened im sure they will diagnose me with something today much more sinister than benzo withdrawal.  I wish my family had me back unfortunately i dont think they will get their mum back not from benzo withdrawal but because im insane.

Love Lizzy
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