what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

i figure the .org is a great place to go for this question because at least one-fifth of you are abusing one or both of these drugs.

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Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

They're both benzodiazepines. The only difference is the half-life. Lorazepam (Ativan) is shorter-acting than Diazepam (Valium).

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Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: AmyG
  • 5/4/11 8:18:03 PM

Valium is kind of old school. Dr's prefer to prescribe Ativan or Klonapin nowadays.

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

what do they feel like?

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- Ely Plains

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

Like Xanax. They're used for anti-anxiety and anti-insomnia. You can get habituated to them rather quickly - the shorter-acting, the more quickly you're habituated. If you stop cold-turkey, you can suffer a fatal seizure.

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Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: AmyG
  • 5/4/11 8:25:49 PM

Usually prescribed for anxiety....so they would basically take the edge off of that.

Do you have a problem? Or are you taking one for fun?

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

ok then... what does xanax feel like?

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- Ely Plains

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

As Amy said, they take the edge off. I had massive hyperthyroidism a couple of years ago, bouncing off the walls. One Ativan calmed me down and put me to sleep. I've never taken it recreationally.

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Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: AmyG
  • 5/4/11 8:28:23 PM

xanax will put you to sleep.

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

They're good if you are having a massive panic attack. Or if you are suffering from the DTs.

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Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: AmyG
  • 5/4/11 8:30:42 PM

I had big yellow ones. They would knock me out for a good 12 hours.

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: lacey
  • 5/4/11 8:30:54 PM

I have a script for ativan. If I'm not anxious it knocks me out. If I'm having an anxiety/panic attack it calms me down and gets me off that anxiety ledge.

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

>>>> "Do you have a problem? Or are you taking one for fun?

without going into the boring details... i have a certain lung problem and sometimes it leads to attacks where i can't breathe. my dr. prescribed me diazepam to try to prevent me from panicking when that happens, because the exacerbates it. so i took one and i didn't feel anything at all. i'm wondering if it doesn't work. i have a friend who's on lorazepam for anxiety and she said i should try that instead.


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- Ely Plains

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

Yeah, it would seem that for that situation, a short-acting benzo would be better. But then neither I nor you have an MD.

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Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: AmyG
  • 5/4/11 8:35:11 PM

Tell this to your dr. Like I said, they usually prescribe Ativan these days. Maybe he'll switch you...or up the dosage of diazepam. You'll find what works.

Feel better.

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

maybe i should just take more?

to mute's point, i don't have an MD... so maybe it's actually doing something and i just don't know it. i had never take diazepam before but i always thought it was a drug that made you woozy or sleepy. i didn't feel that whatsoever.


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"Ball -The best way to celebrate this holiday is to drink alcohol, eat pork, rearrange your condo office computer so you can view porn facing Mecca, and update StreetLamp Glow with your favorite Camel Jockey jokes from the Desert Storm era."

- Ely Plains

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: gmck22
  • 5/4/11 8:50:30 PM

What kind of dosage are you people talking about when you say it knocks you out/makes you go to sleep? I've read about others saying this, but have always been curious...

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

i take 5 mg of diazepam as needed. it definitely does not knock me out. my doc said i can take two (10 mg) if needed.

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"Ball -The best way to celebrate this holiday is to drink alcohol, eat pork, rearrange your condo office computer so you can view porn facing Mecca, and update StreetLamp Glow with your favorite Camel Jockey jokes from the Desert Storm era."

- Ely Plains

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

If he says you can take two, give it a whirl.

Don't go beyond that, weird things happen with benzos. Especially when you are of the chemistry that feels like it isn't doing much for you.

Also, don't drink with it.
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Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: AmyG
  • 5/5/11 12:25:25 PM

Ativan, klonopin or valium doesn't knock me out.

But Xanax does.

CB...it takes the "edge" off. Like Willie said...don't go over and don't drink.

Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

I have a kpin script. It works, but I'm prone to take too much of whatever they give me so I have to be really careful about only using it like it is prescribed and not unless I really need it. Been doing well for the last several months.

As a side benefit, the dr prescribes it like it's PEZ so I have a lot and my friends are always hooked up.
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Re: what's the difference between Lorazepam and Diazepam?

  • Author: exile
  • 5/6/11 5:13:15 AM

LOR compared to DI
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