I'm interested to know if anyone has had the same encounters with being presribed valium from a doctor as I've had. Back when I had insurance coverage my neurologist referred me to a mental health expert in my area that specialized in stress and anxiety and panic disorders. This was a good doctor IMO and am not trying to dog or belittle him any way but I wonder if the treatment I received was extraordinary or more common than I'm thinking. At the peak of treatment, I was prescribed xanax then shifted over to valium 70 mg/day... 20 mg in the morning, 20mg in the mid-day, and another 30 mg. at night before bed. To make a long story short, I had bad feelings with this drug along with alcohol but I couldnt keep away from those 6pack such that I had 2 full blown tonic-clonic seizures (a.k.a. "Grand Mal" seizure, apparenty I flew across the room then on the ground "flapping like a fish" (rest of the beers were crushed on the ground when I got back to normal..... telly was on the floor , our cat was freking out and the room looked like a warzone as one co-worker described it) all caused by drinking too much while on the vals. So yeah, the first time that happened was while I was at work and we overdid it with the beers" and that same day medications dispeared ,I can't prove took my medications but obviously someone in the room did. It was only later that I learned such seizures will take a toll on your health, unless you stay calm and control your enviroment to the fullest. Thankfully my work called 911 but unfortunately that was an bad experience coming out of the seizure with my coworkers watching me not be able to tell the emergency crew my age because of the fog caused by the seizure. I'm no longer taking such a dose along with alcohol, in fact only take valium at the 20-40mg/day level for panic or severe stress and anxiety. usually 5-6days a week... I'm curious to know if anyone had similar feelings about valium and benzos and mixing with alcohol in general?