Is it okay to have laboured breathing and sedation to the point where it's difficult to move your body in any way when taking 10mg diazepam gradually over 24 hours? After I woke up from 'sleep' this happened a few weeks ago. I talked to my psychiatrist and she was evading my questions a lot; firstly, saying I should take it gradually (I repeatedly said I did so), then saying it was my asthma (that she had no clue about but I told her it wasn't, I get the same effect with a bit of liquor when I'm not agitated) then finally agreeing that I should take 8mg rather than 10mg the next time I'm that unwell. The other thing she said is that 10mg wouldn't have that effect on me. I told her I'm sensitive to medication and alcohol, another tranquiliser. What do you think? It's respiratory depression isn't it? And I get it with alcohol too, 2 shots of liquor when I'm relaxed and I can get a similar effect.