Have you been experiencing hallucinations lately? Maybe valium is playing a part. If you’re suffering from seizures, anxiety or effects of withdrawing from alcohol, you’ve probably used valium. While this prescription drug is useful, it could have adverse effects when misused or abused. We’ve seen valium abusers getting short-term side effects such as dizziness to long-term effects like memory loss. Let’s start with the most irritating one.
Some patients have complained of valium making their bowels sluggish. This is brought about by the dominant sedative in this drug. Illness occurs when bowels experience difficulty when passing stool. Luckily, drinking plenty of water and eating high fiber foods combats this effect. Water softens the bowels while fiber prevents constipation. If you can, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Using valium, whether prescribed or merely abusing the drug, may lead to a dry mouth. It may even interfere with digestion. You know digestion of starch starts in the mouth, right? Enzymes in saliva break down starch.
Its right valium is an anti-depressant. Sadly, its linked to mental effects you wouldn’t love. By using it, you risk losing your capability to remember earlier events let alone learning new things. Psychologists call this amnesia. When used in excess, valium can cause mental blackouts.
Similar to those brought by alcohol.
Valium treats depression and anxiety. Ironically, one of its side effects is, guess what, depression. How is this even possible? It affects your brains rewarding system by promoting the release of dopamine – the feel-good hormone. Too much “feel-good hormone” causes depression. I’m still trying to understand this.
Other effects include aggression, social disorders, and insomnia. Ask those who’ve been using it for a long time, and they will tell you how hard it is for them to keep calm.
Valium works by slowing down activity in your brain. I’ll leave you to decide whether this is a side effect or not.