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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 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."

   
10

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."

   
9.0

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

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

   
10

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"!!"

   
9.0

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."

   
10

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!"

   
10

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"

   
9.0

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."

   
4.0

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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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
9.0

Happy mom343 November 6, 2016

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