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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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For Anxiety: "I try and avoid taking valium and only use it as the last resort if physical techniques (progressive relaxation, breathing control etc...) don't work. At most I have I never taken more than two 5mg tablets in a day. I find on an empty stomach the effects are within 10-15 minutes and it certainly calms things down mostly. In my anxiety state I get a dreadful felling in the pit of my stomach followed by chest tightness and also the inevitable irrational thoughts, even though I know they are irrational. The valium seems to smooth it our and there is that calmness which block crazy thoughts (claustrophobia is one of them, being trapped, worrying about inconsequential things, playng out what-if scenarios... completely irrational stuff)"

   
10

Jeff A (taken for 10 years or more) January 14, 2017

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For Seizures: "I was in the ER due to a series of seizures occurring once every 1-5 minutes. Within a few minutes, my cluster of seizures were no more. Long term, I couldn't give you an answer as this was only used during an emergency."

   
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Mtmcmbe January 12, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Just take epilum. Sodium valporate. It increases gaba without addiction!"

hughy2015 January 12, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I'm new to anxiety, having to recover from leg surgerys for long periods of time without getting out of my room much, I had my first anxiety /panic attack after 8 weeks in bed. After a trip to the hospital, I was then placed on valium, many times per day at the beginning but just a few months later I use them as needed. Maybe 2 per day. I have another surgery coming up and will be down again for only 8 weeks total. But this time I have prepared for more visitors as well as I will be mobile soon after surgery. I'm keeping my valium for now and hoping to get away from them during my physical therapy."

   
10

Greg W January 10, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: "Valium has helped my spasms in my back better than any other muscle relaxers. I have been taken it 10+ years and after that long of use I really never get the sedation that I did when I started taking it. I take 10mg 3 times daily and have not found anything yet that works well for me."

   
8.0

rodney58 (taken for 10 years or more) January 3, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Works fast and is best thing that I have tried for my panic attacks"

   
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Kindhearted December 30, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "The last time I took it, it worked very well. It took a lot longer to kick in than xanax, but also kept working longer. It also helped with some of my chronic pain, which was nice."

   
10

espresso_dreams (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "To anyone scared of taking this infamous drug (which I was) - you won't lose your sobriety, it just slows down your brain. This means it's great for situations where you risk creating phobia instead of familiarity (new places, new people). I'm armed with all the tools I need for knowing what my body and brain need as things happen (self-reassurance, gratitude, understanding, catching my own cogs before they turn, time out, etc) but you can't always choose when sensory overload will happen. As a pre-emptive measure this will be a useful tool for me when I know things'll be too handle even with an arsenal of knowledge to tackle the triggers."

   
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Chris37297 December 15, 2016

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For Anxiety: "avoid this medication it has stolen my life. i wasn,t told the risks of addition and withdrawal. and believe me when your going through withdrawal your on your own as drs are in denial about the consequences of this drug which i can only describe as horrific. run for the hills if your prescribed benzos"

   
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tiamaria1234 (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 4, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "End up a A&E screaming in pain in neck & arm, any movement made it worse. Back there following night even worse, even though I was given 2mg diezapan & codeine. Zero effect. Emergency appointment with GP increased to 5mg. Lots of sleep but no pain relief at all, if anything got worse. 6 weeks off work. Seeing specialist for CT scan and having something injected. This was caused by cheap nasty keyboards as speed more important than ergonomic keyboard or regular breaks to stretch or proper desks. Tired of being tired."

   
2.0

Jillygo (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I have severe GAD since my teens but it really hit me harder in my early 20's, I had been taking generic Valium for 8 yrs then got into a psychiatrist at first he switched me over to Xanax 1mg 3X daily which works for immediate panic attacks but would wear off very quickly and I would wake up first thing in the morning with my heart racing and had to take 1, I told him this and got switched back to my original dose of Valium which lasts all day, 1 and a half 10mg in the morning and the same at night and I no longer had to wake-up first thing for my meds, and they pretty much prevent my panic attacks unlike the Xanax.I can function just fine and work with people now that I'm at the right dose and not be self conscience great medication!"

   
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Toyotaman (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 1, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I'm 24, and have PTSD, bipolar and anxiety disorder. I have recently had the scariest panic attacks, 911 calls and ER visits. So bad I thought I was dying...every night. I took klonodopin and it didn't help. My doctor prescribed this today and I haven't feel this relaxed or not in fear in a long time. I'm thankful to this medication. I couldn't handle it anymore. Nothing else has helped."

   
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Morgan Danielle November 30, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Thank you Valium!"

   
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Angelo23 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 21, 2016

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For Meniere's Disease: "I have also been suffering from vertigo attacks...last one 7 hours....oh my! Any way after being fobbed off with being diagnosed with menieres....i realised my atlas was out...had atlas profilax to put it back ...and take valium to relax the muscles around the neck ....and i am as good as new again.....good luck to you all...xxxx"

   
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Dizzytam November 12, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "My Doctor first put me one muscle relaxers and ibuprofen and my pain was 8-9 so much worse so then I saw her again and she gave me diazepam and now my my pain is a 4-5. Feeling so much better."

   
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Happy mom343 November 6, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I have very severe anxiety that has landed me in the ER plenty of times before I was diagnosed with being in an "Anxiety State". My first medication was Ativan and I loved it but they switched me to 5mg Valium. I can function more on Valium. I take 1 during an attack and I'm calm for 5-6 days. I get very relaxed and I sleep great! So far I really like it. It says No Refills on my bottle so after I go through the 19 pills I have left idk what they'll have me take. So I'm with a therapist for now that I meet with once a week for now."

   
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AnxiousReality (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I've suffered from lower lumbar pain for the last few months, complicated by sciatica. Took my first 5mg does last night, no more leg/butt spasms and finally slept like a baby... My GP recomended to only take it for 7 days, so i hope thats enough to help get my leg somewhat back to normal - along with a regular stretching routine (which i struggled with even after weeks of physo). Found the messages below very informative, good luck to all"

   
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Danny 2016 November 1, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Lifesaver was having very bad panic attacks tight chest pounding heart sweaty palms dizziness, was even 5mg tabs cut one half because was very nervous of taking any medication at all, with in 20 min all symptoms have gone, tablets made slightly sleepy for first hour of taking them,was told to use them only when a really had to three days on still feeling good no need to take any yet fingers crossed :)"

   
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Squidsss October 31, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: "I suffer from 'restless leg syndrome' and 5 or 10 mgs of diazapam when I go to bed really helps. I suffer it about 5 times a year and it lasts a week or 2."

   
9.0

Mattoko October 23, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been on 20 mg (4x5mg daily)for over 30 years now .Some days I take a few more ,Put on them after an operation went wrong and they are the only pill that helps with severe muscle spasms . Hate being addicted but at my age refuse to come off ."

   
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Bunny26 October 19, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Been on diazepam for approx 4 years. I became tolerant within a few months but it still helps to this day. That may be some sort of placebo effect, i don't know. Anxiety starting to subside so looking for something to transition to to come off diazepam as it is not something you want to be reliant on. However, excellent for PRN. Will most likely if not definitely save you from a anxiety attack and nothing will bother you at all. Thats not to say you will become reckless or impulsive but to say you can get on with things. I'd be in a bad way without this medication!!!"

   
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Relieved!!! (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 15, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I took Valium for almost 3 years and it helped my anxiety. I started on 5mg three times a day then that increased to 4 times a day. I started waking in the early morning thinking I had bad pills because they weren't working. I found out I was in tolerance and started having tolerance withdrawal. It's very hard to come off. I tried to stop cold turkey and on day 3 it felt like I had been shocked with a cattle prod. I went back to 15 mg and started a slow taper. Added remeron for sleep while tapering. I would steer clear from benzos and find something else for anxiety, these should not be taken for long periods of time.It make your world a better place to be and forget life's problems for a short time but you will face consequences later."

   
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Geddy lifeson (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 13, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've tried every drug going for anxiety and panic attacks. I will stutter , start shaking I can't think straight and if I'm in a room with someone I just need to get out, it's like being total paranoid. Then I got prescribed diazepam 5mg and wow a drug that's finally worked. I only use it if I'm going into a place where I'm going to have an attack , like a managers office etc , or if I can't sleep as tiredness triggers my anxiety. If I could take it everyday I would but as it's so addictive I only take 2 or 3 times a week. I just need to not go over the limit . This is a wonder drug but don't take it daily"

   
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Topman33 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Excellent for anxiety, and panic attacks. Saved me from myself. However I have put a stone on in weight - I know this is unusual, but I have not changed my diet in any way, and prior to this I had lost 3 and half stone , which stayed off for over a year without any gain, prior to taking this medication. Very upsetting.."

   
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nutty tart October 2, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "As prescribed by my doctor .for my muscle spasms(taking it along with iboprofen 600 mg.) Hasn't made a dent on my pain.h e only gave me 7 to take 1 at night ..but my pain is worse so I have taken during the day; having 3left..my pain started when standing up and walking ..but now is when laying down in bed too! Should I ask for a stronger dose?"

   
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Mr.pain September 28, 2016

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