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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 Meniere's Disease: "Valium worked. But can no longer afford the brand. So, I have to try the generic. Time will tell if it works. The brand cost at this time is $204. The cost for the generic is $30. Insurance will pay for the generic not Valium. The generic does not work the same."

   
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Dizzy Dee May 16, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "My doctor will not prescribe medicine for my panic attacks. I have depression and when I have a panic attack have trouble breathing. Doctors will not prescribe valium for these attacks because he says they are addictive. This is crazy. I am not a drug addict and need something to help me thru these attacks. What to do. Maybe a little lead to the head would take care of these attacks."

   
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Puttintain May 14, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I suffer from panic attacks. They occur maybe twice a year. When I do have one it feels like a heart attack. I have tried Xanax and hated the way it made me feel. Valium, or diazepam is the only pill that when I am having a panic attack I take it with in minutes it calms me down and I snap right back to normal. I have no side effects, no drowsiness. This is because I take it for extreme emergencies when I truly need it. One time I did take it just to fall asleep and I did hallucinate and made me feel drowsy. I never did that again. This pill works for panic attacks. Though mine a rare I would recommend it to anyone who suffers from them. They are not addicting if you take them the right way."

   
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Stay at home mom (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 9, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have taken this for many years 5mg x 3 a day. My nerves will take over without it and my new doctor wants me to quit taking them. Why when a medicine works for you does a new doctor want to undermine the other doctor it seems and change everything. I am 58 and I think I know how my body reacts to medications a bit better than someone that has seen me in an office for 10 minutes. They don't listen. Is there doctors still out there that see some people need Valium to be able to function in life and their jobs. I have worked all my life and contributed to society yet to be treated like a drug addict when going in to the doctors office. Does anyone have any helpful advise on how to choose a doctor that understands? Thanks"

   
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TJZZZ April 24, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've suffered from Chronic Anxiety induced Agorphobia since 2nd grade. As I got older, my anxiety is getting worse by the day. I'm currently 23. I've been on Clonazepam 1mg 3x daily, Alprazolam 1mg 3x daily, and Lorazepam 1mg 4x daily. They ALL helped, but not enough. My psych finally introduced me to Diazepam, and put me on 10mg 4x daily. My first dose, I said WOW. What a RELIEF. It feels like a combo of all the benzos I listed above. I LOVE how it peaks very fast AND has the longest half life. Diazepam is absolutely the PERFECT Benzodiazepine.10/10.. Thank you DIAZEPAM!"

3927Teva10mg (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 5, 2016

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For Anxiety: "My Saviour, Suffered severe anxiety panic attacks constantly for the last 4 wks heart racing trembling stomach, tried numerous meds citalapram, sertraline, prozac etc which all made my anxiety much worse. My dr prescribed 5mg twice daily of diazipam, morning & night I take 2.5mg in the evening a quarter in the morning & the other quarter in the afternoon so 5mg in all daily. It has instantly been a. lifesave and a wonder drug for me. I don't plan on over doing it or staying on it for very long. but if anyone is suffering badly I would say there is no harm in giving it a try. If you can - the side effects from other meds I'd tried was horrific & with diazepam I've had non. I hope this helps"

   
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Cally54 March 10, 2016

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For Anxiety: "This medication worked well fo me to relieve anxiety. It is only intended for short term use 4-6 weeks max. Valium is a Benzodiazapine and as such is highly addictive. I took it for 3 months 30 mg a day when I tried to stop the withdrawals were so severe I stayed on it. I stayed on it for 3 years eventually getting my dose down to 10-15 mg a day. But even this was up and down, I was eventually sent to a rehab to try and get off of it. While there I had two granmall seizures and almost died. Benzodiazepines are known as the worst detox in the world, heroin is a cake walk compared to them. The detox can last for months and they are one of the few drugs that can cause death during detox. You got to taper really slowly or you can die."

   
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Spudley (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 10, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I current take this medication to stay calm. I have bad anxiety due to some ptsd related issues. I've tried em all from Ativan-Xanax, and this medication works well. I currently take a generic brand. The brand is TEVA. I did not like the Mylan brand, for it was chalky and was weak. TEVA is a great generic Valium and it helps very well for people struggling from anxiety disorder. I hope this helps somebody."

   
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TLed47 March 6, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Used for 17yrs, worked well at first but needed increased doses as I became tolerant,held the same dose for past 7 yrs then suddenly became acutely anxious and agoraphobic dose was increased again but only result was awful unsteadiness on my feet. Finally was told that some people get withdrawal symptoms even whilst taking the same dose and it seems that is the problem I have,never been this ill in my life and now i face having to taper off it which scares me, my experience and opinion is it was fine short term but long term caused me more problems than it ever solved."

   
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Mel77007 February 23, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been on 5mg of Diazepam (Valium) for several years now. My prescription calls for 2 pills/day per month. The 60 pills usually last me 4-6 months, so I don't need to take them all the time. When I get a panic attack 1 pill usually takes care of it. If not, I take another one a few hours later. I have tried many anxiety meds, this is the only one that seems to work."

   
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glennw3 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 23, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've always had problems with persistent depression since I was 14 (I'm now 25) but I've never been suicidal. It took me a couple of weeks to realise it but this medication made me suicidal! I was prescribed it for anxiety and restless legs at night, it did get me to sleep but I woke up several times through out the night. I was originally prescribed half a 5 ml tablet but had no effect until I took 2 tablets (10mg). Because I didn't become suicidal immediately after taking the tablets I didn't realise this was what was causing it but after becoming sus I googled "can diazepam can suicidal thoughts" and sure enough there were plenty of similar complaints. I've stopped taking it and doing much better"

   
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Sandy2816 February 23, 2016

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Zetran (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I suffered from severe anxiety and anxiety attacks for over 20 years. the psychiatrists I was seeing had me on different anti anxiety drugs but nothing worked. The attacks got so severe and so often that I had to sign myself into a mental hospital. the house doctor in the hospital gave me 2 blue valium and he told me to place them under my tongue. wow I couldn't believe it. After about 10 minutes I finally calmed down. the anxiety totally drained from my body. As time went by I would feel another anxiety attack come on. I would take my valium and the attacks would go away. That happened about 30 years ago and I no longer suffer from anxiety attacks. Also I do not abuse the valium I don't take them anymore."

   
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CAPERGUY February 22, 2016

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For Anxiety: "This drug will ultimately ruin your life. The withdrawal has been described as worse than heroine."

   
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smjenkins1981 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 19, 2016

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For Anxiety: "this medication was designed for short term relief of anxiety. Which is 4 to six weeks. max dose is 20mg a day. this medication is addictive."

   
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nick name (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Increased quality of my life after trying several antidepressants (did nothing helpful at all!). Side effects made matters worse despite doing nothing for my chronic anxiety due to bouts of cancer."

   
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Johnny Jo February 18, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Valium/is a life saver. INSTANT calming from anxiety, depression. Put the tablet under your tongue .. immediately released into your system. ADDICTED? So what?, it works .. no different than HAVING TO TAKE HEART MEDS for the rest of my life. I'm not addicted to them .. they keep me alive. Valium keeps me sane and prevents depression & anxiety. .. difference ?..NONE .. Feel the same way about Ambian. Sleep disorders my entire life... age 50 Dr recommended. Now really get a GOOD NIGHT DEEP SLEEP .. totally rested in the morning instead of tired. ADDICTED ... yup .. same same as Valium ... my body responds positively ... so who cares if it is an addiction .. it works for the purpose intended. And I am healthier & happier."

   
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J.oan (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 16, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Unless you are using this as a one off say for a flight or dental work do not touch it! Docs may warn it is addictive but they won't tell you that with long term use you can actually go into withdrawal whilst still maintaining the same dose. I have been on it for 17 years and it's ruined my life, anxiety is worse and I have developed severe agoraphobia and depression, did my research since the doctors are no help and these are common effects of long term use. No one warned me and now I face withdrawing which is complicated and painful in itself but the only way I stand a chance of recovery, it will take a very long time though, the drowsiness was awful, that wore off but I am so unsteady on my feet that it amplifies my anxiety."

   
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nickcmnb (taken for 10 years or more) February 16, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Had major panic attacks and tried everything until diazipam and now for years way better"

   
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Normagr (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 13, 2016

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For Anxiety: "It has changed my life. It's a wonder drug for me."

   
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Mick CC February 11, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have suffered depression, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety for as long as I can remember. It has effected so many areas of my life, and this medication really has been a god send. I have also tried Xanax, though while effective, it is a short acting benzo with nasty withdrawal effects. Diazepam is much more gentle, and I've never experienced any adverse side effects. Unfortunately here in the UK it's practically impossible to get prescribed which makes the Internet the only option of obtaining. Why, I don't know since drugs like alcohol cause far more problems. It's a shame as I think responsible adults should be able to choose their win medication and what works for them. SSRI's certainly don't for me."

   
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Jaberwokey49 February 10, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "Preexisting spinal stenosis and diabetic neuropathy, then twisted back getting off a MRI table. Searing pain and unable to walk at all (normal is with a walker). Fell the next day and ended up in ER, 2.5 of valium and was able to self-transfer from bed to wheelchair to toilet etc. Dr took me off valium and put on tramadol and it does NOT work as well, am losing mobility now. Saving the remaining valium for very bad days while waiting to see a pain specialist. 76 yo, many physical issues, why can't they just treat based on quality of life at this point? With the tiny dose of valium (2.5 ,3x day) I can move. without it, I'm in agony."

   
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Yv (taken for less than 1 month) February 9, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I love this medication and it frustrates me that it is shunned upon so heavily by most doctors and mental health practitioners. Its true the withdrawals can be incredibly bad but if not abused, this medication is a god send for those with anxiety. I have strong mood issues and while I try to meditate / exercise / eat small regular meals / keep busy and be active etc. which helps most days, sometimes it just doesn't cut it when I'm having a extreme anxiety and just need to relax. I was prescribed 5mg for travel (panic attacks flying) but I cut that in 1/4 and just take 1.25mg occasionally here and there when I need it. That's all you need and I find it does the job amazingly."

   
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186MKR February 7, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Diazapam is really a wonder drug I take one sometimes two 5mg tabs a day and within 30 minutes my anxiety symptoms are gone and I feel calm and relaxed."

   
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chris731 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 6, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I struggled with severe anxiety disorder and panic disorder for five years before I finally had a nervous breakdown followed by a week of severe suicidal depression - I caved in and took the Valium I had in my drawer and it saved my life that week. The first one I took actually made me feel completely normal - something I hadn't experienced in years. I take it now when I feel really anxious. 2mg calms the anxiety and puts me to sleep. No side effects. I am wary of taking too much so only resort to them when desperate. They reduce my panics both mentally (rushing disturbing thoughts) and physically. I know I probably shouldn't say this but they are amazing. However I would rather raise my own GABA naturally. Doctors don't like prescribing?"

   
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Xylophone Fish (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 1, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been on Benzos for 4 years now. My very first script was 0.5mg Alprazolam 3x daily. I expected it to be more effective, and it built a tolerance very fast. Then I got a Rx for 1mg Lorazepam 3x daily, worked better than Alprazolam. Then I got put on Clonazepam 1mg 3x daily. Worked WONDERS! But tolerance was the issue. My doctor introduced me to Diazepam, she said this benzo rarely raises tolerance on anyone. Took his word, got a script for 10mg Diazepam 4x daily. Now my life is SET. By far the best and most complete benzo. Thank you Diazepam!"

   
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BenzoDiazepam619 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 31, 2016

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