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User Reviews for Diazepam

Also known as: Diastat, Diastat AcuDial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol, Dizac, Valium, Valrelease, Zetran

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "My experience with this drug has been overwhelmingly positive. I suffer from panic attacks, as well as agoraphobia, and despite having been on Valium for many years now, it has retained its efficacy and it has greatly enhance the quality of my life. Frankly, I do not know what I would do without it. Yes, yes, yes, I am all too well aware of the numerous warnings and tales of woe which have accompanied usage of this drug by other individuals less fortunate than myself, but I can only speak to what this drug has done for MY life. I am now 51 years old, and have taken this drug on and off for most of my adult life, starting when I was 18 years old. I become angry when I read proposals to limit prescription of this drug to psychiatrists...."

   
9.0

philipcfromnyc01 August 2, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "After taking Chantix for smoking cessation I fell into a spiral of severe dèpression. I didn't feel like leaving my home other than going to work I gained 25 pounds and felt my life was hopeless I had always felt like an extrovert trapped in an intraverts body. I stumbled upon Valium when my husband gave me one for muscle cramps. The effects were amazing! I no longer felt trapped in I my prison of isolation and misery. A word of caution though: this drug is addictive and should be taken in small amounts and withdrawal should be done slowly and under medical supervision. It is a shame Valium has such a bad rap"

   
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Lisa Low August 1, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I'm twenty years old and have a herniated disc, a torn pelvic muscle, and chronic scrotal pain. Some heavy-duty pain. I've tried just about all muscle relaxers out there, and Diazepam (Valium) is the only one that loosens up my muscle spasms I get daily. It's a very therapeutic feeling. It's also nowhere as sedating as other muscle relaxers, which made me extremely groggy. I take 5 mg four times a day and have no need to increase my current regimen. It's wonderful for severe muscle spasms/pain, while also relaxing you. Highly recommended!"

   
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Jessiekido (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 26, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Was originally prescribed as a shortcourse to take 2 or 3 daily to get through a really bad patch but I have found it works better to only take occasionally when I really need it. Provides pretty fast (within 15 mins to half hour) yet lasting (up to 3/4 hours) relief of Anxiety. Works a treat it's probably the best thing i've ever taken for Anxiety. The only criticism is it can make you feel a bit out of it and slow but it depends on the dose. I was prescribed 5mg tablets and i find that snapping them in half to have 2.5mg still works but makes me less drowsy. I adjust the dose depending on how severe the Anxiety is. It's a good idea to experiment when first prescribed so you know how it affects you."

   
9.0

coxysmelons (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 17, 2015

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For : "I had sleeping problems for a few years now, and started taking 1 x 10mg tablet just before bed. I wake up feeling great and enthusiastic, my partner and son have commented on my better mood and well being. I feel more energetic and have more positive thoughts. I run my own business and have noticed as well as others that my positive approach and staff praise has created more enthusiasm for me and my employees. I,m much more enthusiastic about keep fit and now cycle 4 times a week instaed of just the once. Overall it has benefited me greatly and I've only been taking it for 3 weeks. I would definately not take it during a normal working day as it would just send me to sleep. As far as addiction goes I can not see a problem."

   
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kiwilew (taken for less than 1 month) July 4, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I have fibro and stenosis and take cymbalta, flexeril, elavil and a few others. My Dr said I have adjustment disorder and sent me to a psychiatrist. He prescribed 5 mg twice a day and 10 mg at bedtime and it's worked wonders. I'm sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night for the first time in over five years. My mind and body feel relaxed. I'm so thankful that I saw this Dr, this med has been the only thing that's helped me."

   
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Goldie8 July 2, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I used to be on valium back in the 90s when it was easier to get for panic attacks and ptsd and when the narcotics laws changed I got off of them because my family doctor wouldn't give them to me. Panic attacks started happening again when I have a thyroid disorder. Now I'm seeing a psychiatrist to get them again and they have given me part of my life back. Before seeing psychiatrist my Dr tried me on multiple different ssri and none of them work. And ssri drugs have me ED. Valium has only 1 side effect to me and that is just being drowsy for an hour or so. Valium is a life saver."

   
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Electrician212 July 1, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I have had anxiety all of my adult life, and at times I have been almost crippled through panic attacks and nervous tension. I have tried nearly every benzodiazepine available, and for myself diazepam is by far the most effective, safe and trusted. It is also a very good 'all-rounder' tranquillizer, useful for anxiety, panic, insomnia, muscle tension through worry, tension headaches and irritable bowel syndrome induced through anxiety. I have never become addicted despite years of use, I mostly take diazepam only when required, but several times when going through a particularly bad period of anxiety and depression I have taken it regularly for several weeks and I didn't experience withdrawal upon discontinuation."

   
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patient 16 (taken for 10 years or more) June 29, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Diazepam helps me through the days of anxiety. Helps me cope with going to crowded places. Sadly my doctor only will give me only 14 per one month prescription. So I have to carefully schedule, when I can go shopping, or attend a movie, or other activity. I've been on this medication for 12 years. It has changed how I react in crowded elevators, ( I also have claustrophobia ) and how I deal with anxieties. Doctor prescribed several other drugs for depression, no matter how often I tell him , I am not depressed and those meds make me feel bad. I sometimes wonder if my doctor knows the difference between depression and anxiety"

   
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ariagal (taken for 10 years or more) June 27, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I think this experience would come under "Anxiety" but it may not. My wife of 55 years died 3 months ago and to help with the grief the Dr. gave me Diazapam (Vallium) 5mgs to be taken 3 time a day for 28 days. This did seem to help calm me down but it didn't help to control the weeping not the deep seated feeling of lonliness. Now I don't take it regularly but when I start feeling really depressed about my situation and loss, I can take a 10mgs pill which appears to soothe the bad memories away to some extent. Regrettably it hasn't helped with my sleep problem yet. Prior to my wife passing away to a better place, I was able to drop off to sleep almost immediately when I climbed into bed, no it takes 3 hours before sleep eventually comes."

   
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John_Doc June 24, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I suffer from PTSD, Ive tried nearly everything legal on the market, I don't suffer from depression, when I was on anti depressants It was like my brain, personality and soul was gone, I became a living zombie. Diazepam was the first thing my Doctor prescribed for "short relief". I find it to be one of the best things for dealing with PTSD, Anxiety and night terrors! it calms you down but you can still think and continue with day to day life"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 2, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Had social anxiety and depression since was a child. Tried prozac and all.other drugs. Valium as give me.my life back which I never thought possible. One 10mg in morning and one.before bed. Combatted my depression. And anxiety in one. So happy now"

   
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Steve1981 May 25, 2015

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For Meniere's Disease: "I've been dealing with vertigo for 8 years. It got to the point that I literally thought I may die one day, since the spinning would (rarely) get so fast that I couldn't see. It was making my life more of a hell than an actual life, as I was scared to leave my house. 6 months ago I was diagnosed with meniere's and put on a water pill 1x per day and valium to use only as needed. I just can't explain to you how much it has helped me!! I have my life back! But, I never leave a room without carrying the bottle of valium with me, just in case."

   
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Yvonne Matson (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 20, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I started having major panic attacks and general anxiety cuased by the bereavement of my daughter who dies unexpectedly a few months ago. I would wake up int he morning with butterflies in my stomach and feeling like a deer in the headlights. As the day progressed it only got worse. After weeks of this it was just unbearable. I went to see a psychiatrist who prescribed valium- the lowest dose. I take half a pill in the morning and evening and have been on this regimen for two weeks. I cannot begin to tell you what a tremendous relief this drug has provided. I am very sensitive to all kinds of meds and the strongest thing I ever take is Ibuprofen. I had no bad reactions nor any side effects. Awesome."

   
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MissPK (taken for less than 1 month) May 13, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Diazepam 5 mg is helping Relieve the muscle pain induced By chronic back pain. It stopped my unbearable sciatica pain in a day. After 6 Trips to ER. A DOCTOR prescribed it. It's a miracle. And I'm able to move more free. And able to complete daily tasks with a lot Less pain And having sciatic Attacks has been a thing of the past."

Mr sciatica April 24, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I have been taking valium for 15 years for sleep and anxiety 15-30mg. This drug has worked good through the years but I have begun to notice memory and balance issues so I decided to get off of it. The first time I quickly tapered and one night I awoke to a racing heart beat, tremors, & an intense feeling like my head, face, & back were on fire. I had to go back on because of this. Now I'm doing a slow taper so far have gone from 15mg to 7.5mg over 4 months. Going from 15-10mg was easy but going under 10mg has been very difficult at times. For years I was very much positive about this drug but I do not think you should take it for more than a month unless you just have to have it. Just be careful withdrawals can kill."

   
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jhuckmg25 (taken for 10 years or more) April 24, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I've got PTSD due to domestic violence 27 years ago which left me with chronic anxiety and panic attacks. I have too many side effects from anti-depressants so this is all I can take but they help through the worst times. My gp only gives me 28 5mg though every 5 weeks as not good and can increase your anxiety if you take regularly"

   
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sarahsunflower April 23, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Take 7.5mg twice a day and it prevents my anxiety from getting out of control and stops my frequent panic attacks. The only medication that has worked for me so far. Hopefully my doctor will be ok with this medication long term and not going back to trying SSRI after SSRI."

   
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TyHaDe (taken for less than 1 month) April 18, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Works great .I was having panic attacks all the time. This medicine calm them down"

   
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tootise (taken for 10 years or more) April 16, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Other than drowsiness for about 45 minutes after taking it, great medicine! Works in like 10 minutes, so if I feel a panic attack coming on I take my dosage and before I know it I'm calm. It enables me to go into mass public places and can go into crowded restaurants with my family. Valium has given me a huge part of my life back. I know most doctors are against it because dope heads have abused this type of drug. You can only get it from a psychiatrist now but it saved my social life so I see the shrink monthly! Thanks valium"

   
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Brandon1981 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 15, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "Valium is a great muscle relaxer, however long term use causes more pain in the long run. After I had been taking a low 5-10 therapeutic dose for neck pain. I became intolerant to that dose & ended up with an 18 year dependency. I reached a daily 40 mg dependency when severe back & leg pain began. 18 years later, I managed to reduce the dosage to 10mgs a day with little w/drawal symptoms. Then I came across an obscure research article on rats given Valium. They developed RA-like symptoms, which is what I have. It's a type of rebound muscle pain when your body's tolerance level reaches it's peak. It's similar to rebound headaches & the pain is severe. Please think carefully about staying on Valium long term. I'd say 2 months is safest."

   
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Lexie247 April 8, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Alcohol Withdrawal: "It has really helped me right at the most important time to calm down and not bother with severe drinking."

   
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kruuuisy March 30, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I have been taking Valium every day for 5 years for anxiety and muscle spasms. Good to kill 2 birds with one stone. I take a relatively microscopic dose of 2.5mg/day, and after 5 years, I have probably built up a tolerance to it so that this tiny dose has no physiological effect any more. But even if I'm now getting the placebo effect from it, I don't care. I don't have panic attacks any more and that's all I really care about."

   
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Mr. J (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 29, 2015

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Valrelease (diazepam) for Light Anesthesia: "Wonderful pain management/ anesthesia medicine. Broke my ankle and combination of Diazepam and Advil. Take the big edge off the pain. No adverse side effects."

   
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Jessiesteam (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2015

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Two years ago, I couldn't sleep, my doctor gave me all type of sleep meds, nothing worked. The only med works is this. I take 5mg every night on and off for 2 years. No side effect."

   
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Emily lane 1980 March 20, 2015

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