User Reviews for Diazepam

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

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Review by Batman2014 (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: Recently began suffering generalized anxiety disorder, took me to the point of suicide, prescribed diazepam. The 1st time I took it I felt aggressive and annoyed easily however after a few days I can safely say it has greatly reduced my anxiety for now however my doctor has said he will not let me stay on it due to the bodies ability to easily resist the medicine over time requiring greater doses etc. Desperately do not want to try antidepressants again (due to a previous severe reaction). We shall see.

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July 19, 2014 3:42 PM

Review by denver4b (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: I have major depressive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety. I take two antidepressants and Buspar and Valium for anxiety. I have begun taking 10 mg of Valium several times a day and it helps calm my million mile an hour brain. I wish I didn't have to take so much medication but to live a normal daily life, they are necessary.

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June 26, 2014 8:42 PM

Review by viana555:

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3.0

For Anxiety: I started having panic attack, anxiety, which they all led me to insomnia for 4 days I was not able to sleep for more than 1.5hrs. I went to my GP and he prescribed me a dose of 7.5 mg of zopiclone and this tablet acted very fast but only kept me a sleep for 3 hrs . My GP prescribed me 5 mg of diazepam for three days and when I took the first dose of 5 mg I waited and waited it just didn't do nothing and I had even more panic attacks and anxiety. So I decided to take all of them which makes 15mg of diazepam and nothing happens just I felt like really confused and heavy headed after 6 hrs I managed to have some sleep for 8 hrs . I don't think this is the right medicine for me but next day it did make me feel calm and kind of relaxed.

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June 17, 2014 9:31 AM

Review by sinclairville:

For Muscle Spasm: I tried all the muscle relaxant medicines, then my pain management doctor introduced me to diazepam, the spasms in my legs and fusioned area of my back disappeared overnight. The way I know it works is because if I don't take it the symptoms reappear.

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June 10, 2014 2:37 PM

Review by janee04 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: I had ended up in the ER a few times with weird problems like not being able to catch my breath and hyperventilating before I even new they were panic attacks. They started me on Ativan but it made me so hyper and loopy I literately forgot a few days so when I was put on Valium it was a God send. It prevents and treats panic attacks without the loopy feeling and It doesn't affect my ability to perform daily activities so I'd recommend it to anyone seeking this type of help.

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June 2, 2014 12:36 AM

Review by your boy on the street (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Valrelease (diazepam) for ICU Agitation: works very well

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May 27, 2014 1:56 PM

Review by nocentsonthedollar:

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7.0

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: This is a wonderful medicine for anxiety it works within 20 mins and lasts for a long time because of its long half life. However if you are suffering from depression, especially clinical depression I would not recommend taking this. It will worsen your depression symptoms if taken too often. If you started an SSRI antidepressant it can be used early on to help with some side effects like increased anxiety in the first few weeks on the medication.

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May 21, 2014 11:09 AM

Review by Nikkinicole11234 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Valium (diazepam) for Night Terrors: I was having night terrors several times a night at the end of my pregnancy. I would awake several times a night believing that the terrible nightmare I had was real, I would be terrified, one night I even woke up believing that I was just touched on my arm and woken up. These are worse than nightmares, they are extremely lucid horrific dreams, your lucky when you actually wake up. Being 9 months pregnant I was very hesitant about taking Valium but there came a point when I had to. The first night I got relief from the night terrors and every night after. It's a great medication for this problem but I would make sure that the benefits always outweighed the risks.

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May 15, 2014 10:27 PM

Review by AnxietyMike (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: I've been on just about every benzodiazapine there is and Valium (diazepam) is all around the best for combating debilitating anxiety symptoms. It may not be the most potent benzo, but it has wide and equal benzo effects including sedation, muscle relaxation, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant and can be used for insomnia. Now the main reason why Valium is the best is its extra long half life. It's effects can linger for days which is helpful if you have chronic anxiety. It also prevents those ups and downs short acting benzos cause like Xanax and Ativan. Another thing to note is withdrawal from Valium is by far the most mild out of ALL the benzos. This wonderful medication is an oldie but goodie.

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April 8, 2014 9:24 AM

Review by Jetted Out (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: Been taking diazepam for a while now, its been helping my everyday life. Since Valium, I've been more upbeat with reality. Only side effect I have is drowsiness.

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April 5, 2014 10:35 PM

Review by mama shelli:

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8.0

For Anxiety: Diazepam has helped me with my panic attack and anxiety. I couldn't imagine going back to the old me without it.

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April 2, 2014 2:06 PM

Review by RebelRoy:

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10

For Anxiety: I've been on this medicine for over 3 months now and it has been a lifesaver for me, I take three 5mg diazepam a day about every 6 hours and I no longer have the panic attacks, depression has decreased 90%, I sleep at night since my brain can finally shut down, I have hardly any horrible thoughts anymore which plagued me before always worrying that something bad would happen to my kids or family members, I also don't have to get up to go to the bathroom 4-5 times a night anymore. My Dr also started me on Lexapro 3 months ago but I haven't noticed any effects from taking it since the diazepam is so helpful.

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February 27, 2014 10:42 AM

Review by Muffin10a (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: I am taking 2mg three times a day for anxiety. The anxiety is much better now and I can go places without having panic attacks. I feel the best I have felt in a long time.

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February 13, 2014 9:58 PM

Review by Suze_b18 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

For Muscle Spasm: My GP put me on this to help with back spasms and to try and provide some relief from complex regional pain syndrome but I have no relief at all and my pain continues to worsen.

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February 11, 2014 5:02 PM

Review by sid owen:

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8.0

Valium (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: Great for muscle spasms

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February 5, 2014 9:27 AM

Review by CrisSpain (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

For Light Sedation: Very good! I use it for insomnia and I fall asleep in less than 30 mins after taking 10-15 mg. I sleep for 7 hours after that, a completely recovering sleep and I feel very good and awake the next day! I even don't need my coffee in the morning.

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January 24, 2014 3:24 AM

Review by bluecuda66 (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: Used it for 12 years and it was a life saver great medicine.

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January 4, 2014 2:04 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

For Anxiety: It works well for Meniere's disease aka as vertigo but does absolutely nothing for my anxiety/panic attacks. I have been on 7.5 mg twice a day for 7 months prior I was on 5mg twice a day. I gave it a 4 because it helps the Meniere's but not the anxiety. I was also put on Zoloft but had to stop after 14 days do to side effects. I was only on 12.5mg tried 25mg and had horrible side effects.

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December 23, 2013 5:37 PM

Review by Wayne MCFC (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: Valium has been a lifesaver for me, I probably wouldn't be here without it. I suffer from severe anxiety, panic disorder and clinical depression. This has got me through some very bad times when I thought I was dying and couldn't cope. I take 10mg during bad spells and it gets me through.

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December 22, 2013 6:44 AM

Review by zigzag333 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Anxiety: My experience with this medication has been very positive.

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December 21, 2013 9:49 PM

Review by The girl with the stripy kaleidoscope:

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10

For Anxiety: It took a lot of persuading my psychiatrist but eventually she gave in and prescribed me Valium 2 mg yesterday. Within twenty minutes of my swallowing the first tablet, the difference it made was just incredible; no anxiety whatsoever and I felt very calm, even happy, as I also have clinical depression. Valium (diazepam) is simply great in my (albeit limited) experience so far.

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December 7, 2013 8:17 PM

Review by jack.:

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10

For Light Sedation: Awesome, worked as described.

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November 28, 2013 9:03 AM

Review by bryan johnson:

For Anxiety: Well, the first time I had a major attack they put me on diazepam but it messed with my head really badly and I had memory issues. My discharge papers noted that while medicated by it I had little to no acknowledgement of externally inflicted bodily harm/pain. What I do remember is waking up the next day with a swollen ankle and multiple bruises that hurt like hell from walking into things or just letting the car door close on me. Later, someone recommended me this treatment, and I'm very grateful with it, I can go anywhere I want without problem, no anxiety, no panic attacks, I'm a new person.

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November 16, 2013 9:09 AM

Review by renee croft:

Valium (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: Very helpful with back injury & muscle spasms. No side effects that I'm aware of. My condition is severe, without it and other meds I still have restless poor sleep due to severe pain & spasms but I barely have no sleep or relief without it.

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November 15, 2013 9:45 PM

Review by ExperienceSpeaking (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Muscle Spasm: I rate diazepam a "10", it's still the best & safest in it's class -- but only when taken very sparingly. I liken it to a 'fire extinguisher', use only in case of emergency. If you take on a daily schedule (e.g., 3 times a day, every day) then you're making yourself a slave, and you'll be dull-witted & stupid much of the time. Just like reliance on any pill. We owe it to our families, friends, employers and ourselves to be productive, happy and helpful. I have the 5 mg. tablets in case of emergency. It acts fast, not too strong. There's no craving for 'another pill' hours or even days later, because it's very long acting. Be smart. Use only in case of real emergency and it's the best.

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October 26, 2013 12:44 PM

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