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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 have been suffering from anxiety for years, I was very afraid of benzos because the potential risk of addition. I was prescribed everything in the anti depressive medicine group, plus a lot of antipsychotic medicine ( I am not psychotic ) just to avoid benzos. Nothing worked,-finally I gave Xanax and Valium a chance. It has been a life change, it works and it give me the control back. If you are in doubt because of fears of addiction, let me ask you How nice is anxiety attacks, how nice is it to have no control. There is medicine that can help you so why not take it? Me, I would have committed suicide if I did not start to take benzodiazepines. They saved me."

   
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Jacob G April 15, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: "My new GP has been recommending Valium for over a year for chronic mid-back/facet joint paint and intermittent neck pain (bad disks from C3-C5) and sciatica/torn labrum at right hip, but I resisted her recommendation. The chronic back pain flares every night, and often wakes me up and forces me out of bed. It takes several hours for the pain to recede every morning, which is demoralizing. Three nights ago I started taking 5 mg of valium at bedtime, and each morning I've awakened with less and less pain so that I'm hardly taking any pain medication during the day. Fingers crossed that I can continue to take this dose at bedtime - the other testimonials on this website are giving me hope that this might be the case!! Hallelujah!"

   
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CA Mom April 4, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have a bulging disc (right) lower back also get sciatica from time to time and pain in right shoulder. This is not my main complaint though. I have some form of nerve/muscle damage that causes severe random muscle/nerve spasms/twitching like a trapped nerve and random pains daily ever since I was hospitalized with a anxiety attack back in late Sept. 2014 I've had to put up with constant pain on a severe level daily and constantly uncomfortable from severe spasms like a trapped nerve daily along with severe chest pain in heart area, palpitations random muscle/nerve pains but severe, also daily. Some docs say nerve damage some say fibromyalgia Val.10mg x2 daily although I take it off & on helps alot."

   
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Dub1992 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 3, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I only use it when I'm having a panic attack (5mg) and it's incredibly effective. Just knowing it's there can be enough to stave off panic. Should never be used for mild anxiety, or used regularly, because it's important to use your own resources to deal with that, and you can become tolerant - but for those occasions when you feel you're losing control, there's nothing more effective that Diazepam. Doctors hate prescribing it - they assume you don't know how to use it responsibly."

   
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Mark07 March 30, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I try not to use them often, I usually just try to put up with my anxiety because I don't want to go on antidepressants as none of them have worked for my anxiety and made my mood worse. So I find Valium when I really need it fantastic, it is quick and no side effects for me. It's a pity the doctors don't like prescribing it, people who abuse it make it hard for someone like me who really needs it in times of severe anxiety."

   
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krissy74 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 29, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "TMJ causes me to wake up w/ a headache every single morning from grinding my teeth. My primary care had prescribed Ambien because of my sleep issues (inability to get to sleep, tinnitus) but when I began treatment for TMJ I was told that Ambien promotes bruxism (grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw). At least I'm sleeping. So my TMJ Dr prescribed valium to help me get to sleep and keep me from grinding (hopefully during the night). I have never had much luck w/ low doses of valium...given for MRI's, etc....to get me to the point of relaxation I have to take more than I am comfortable w/ due to the possibility of addiction....but what do you do? I feel damned if I do and damned if I don't. I still wake up w/ a headache though not as severe and not every day, just most days."

3poodles March 29, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: "It appears to help out until you go to get off it. You may feel withdrawal sypmtoms, or may not. It took the second week to feel the symptoms. Doctors either no nothing about this or pretend to know nothing"

   
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maryjuneopper March 28, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Light Sedation: "Take 2mg at night to help get to sleep. Works well but leaves me with a "hangover" for a few hours every morning."

PeterB10 March 28, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I take 5mg twice a week and I would take more but my tolerance goes up quickly. This medication works great and I would take everyday if I could with out the tolerance increasing but I don't want to chase the effects by taking more. I want to manage the medication not the medication managing me. I do take Tramadol three time a week on the days I don't take diazepam. I take each according to what I need that day for pain or anxiety what ever is worse. I will go off everything for a week or two when ever my tolerance gets to high which is about every three or four weeks."

   
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Joehouse March 17, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "I have very serious flare ups of TMJD from time to time. I was originally diagnosed years ago when it was chronic. These days when I wake up with a really bad flare up I can't even close my jaw the muscles are so inflamed. I cannot get my teeth to meet up on that side it's so bad. A small amount of Valium (2.5mg) combined with 20 min of jaw relaxation exercises and positioning exercises help with the pain.... like really help a lot. I still won't be able to close my jaw for a day or two but the pain reduces significantly. A word of warning, use Valium only when absolutely needed and I've found that less is more. Taking it daily or in higher doses and you will lose its value due to tolerance. It's a tool in the toolbox not a magic fix."

   
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JustMeOfMe March 5, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: "Silver bullet for lumbar muscular spasm. 5mg at bedtime."

   
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Jésus im Edimbourgo March 2, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Had a very nasty Lumbar disc prolapse which was causing pressure on my Sciatic nerve, I was prescribed 2mg Diazepam and Codeine (which I haven't taken). Ordered to take the Diazepam 3x daily but I've always been sceptical about taking medication, however certain mornings/evenings became unbareable therefore I bit the bullet and took the Diazepam. To my surprise within 20 minutes symptoms reduced, hopefully returning to my beloved sport within 4 weeks now! I must add I have been undertaking mobility exercises and stretches which I believe is reducing symptoms as I'm feeling the need to take less medication and I'm gaining more range on my stretches now."

   
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OneBomb February 27, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Great for anxiety. 2mg is reasonably gentle, lasts for about 2 hours and seems to minimize the crazy adrenaline-induced chatty-worried 'on edge' mind, a general inability to enjoy things and the paranoia that comes with the IQ-drop/iffy concentration (I.e. assuming the worst). Along with some coping strategies, consistent sleep and 'get up and go' tackling of fears, I find it really useful. Frustratratingly, it can't be used as needed and there's no "prozac weekly" equivalent, for obvious reasons."

   
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Chris5362 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 23, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Excellent for obsessive thinking"

   
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Lucy goosy (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 22, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I have had anxiety and depression for many years and tried almost every anti-depressant and sedative known to man. I even used to self medicate with pot and booze. Until my back went out and the doctor gave me Valium. 10mgs at night kept me much more relaxed but able to work and drive, better still my anxiety dissipated and my performance at work, ESP during meetings was markedly improved. I still take 150mg Effexor (SNRI) but it's the Valium that really did the job. My psychologist could not believe what an improvement the Valium had made and since then I take 10mg at night. I have heard bad things regarding withdrawals but I have had periods of 2-3 weeks of no valium with very little if any withdrawals compared to "THE XANAX HELL"!!"

   
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Psymo February 15, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I've suffered social anxiety for years and just battled on. Then someone smashed into my car from behind while in traffic and I started having awful panic attacks. I didn't really know what they were at first but I was struggling badly. Eventually things calmed down but a hugely stressful life situation caused the attacks to flair up again. I finally sought help and was prescribed 2mg diazepam, 1 - 2 Tabs for an attack. I will barely take a headache tablet I was extremely worried about using Valium. But it's absolutely amazing. Use it with caution, take as little as possible and stop and see what happens. I can take half a tablet (1mg) to completely stop panic episodes that have built up over time. Be careful and it will serve you well."

   
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Wu2 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 3, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I was put on 10mg Diazepam up to three times a day (90 pills). I must say this is a very good medication for my anxiety and socializing problems. Was on Klonopin but it was not as strong as Diazepam. I only take when needed not all the time. Simply the best!"

   
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cws176 February 3, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I had a nerve block that went horribly wrong. I was put on naproxen and a muscle relaxer to help with the lumbar muscles that were damaged. I was still in pain but I remembered that my wonderful GI dr said low doses of xanax or valium helps with pain. I tried adding valium and the combo of the 3 got rid of the pain in a matter of days."

   
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Yoshigibbs February 2, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "20 months ago strained lower back doing commercial door contract in addition to world training for a swimming comp, slight strain combined with underwater dolphin sprints with fins on wouldn't allow my damaged/strained lower back muscles to heal, inturn they became more and more tense and sore until spasms began and finally a massive spasm floored me. Doc gave me a course of 6 Diazepam, I think 5mg, 1 every evening so as not to feel drowsy during the day. These combined with a stop to my training and the spasms stopped almost that day and allowed my back to heal. Due to work back on them, I'm confident they will work but I do find after four days or so that of an evening they make me feel euphoric. This drug helps me to function pain free"

   
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Bill Bumble January 22, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Since beginning my dose of 10 mg of Diazepam 2x daily, my sleep is nowhere near restful. I have wild dreams, they feel very realistic and usually start well, but end in panic right before i wake up. This of course contributes to the giant versace bags under my eyes because I feel as if instead of sleeping, I just went through something crazy! At night, I take 10 mg 30 minutes before bed. Before that, iIfeel anxious, tense, and upset. I usually have to cancel plans with friends or loved ones because I can not get myself to put the effort in. Nights feel SO long and I used to love sleep, but now I almost want to avoid sleeping. overall, I'm not seeing how Diazepam is better than Klonopin, if anything, it's worse."

   
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The Panicked Poet (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 21, 2017

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I was suicidal aged 25. Anxiety and Depression. Diazepam saved my life. I started on 5mg 3 Times a day for a week cut down to 2 for a week then one at night under doctors orders. Also one Prozac in the mornings 20 mg. I felt better straight away. Don't let anyone scare you from taking Diazepam, yes they are addictive BUT my quality of life since taking it has been as a (normal) person. I really can't praise it enough as I know I wouldn't be here and living a good life without it. If the tablets help then why not take them. Thanks for reading."

   
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Wot sit January 17, 2017

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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)"

   
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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."

   
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Greg W January 10, 2017

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