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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 Anxiety: "I was first prescribed Valium about 18 months ago to assist with combating panic disorder. My personal experience with generic brands of the drug have been, without a doubt, excellent. I believe my improvements are due to the combination of Valium, regular CBT therapy, and making consistent changes (ie pushing myself socially, improving diet and exercise). Many of us, can become overly reliant on medication, so I feel a holistic approach is needed for real, long term results. However, for moderate to severe anxiety/panic attacks, Valium is INCREDIBLE. Gives a true, gradual calming effect, with no grogginess or next-day hangover. The effect can only be described as feeling clear-headed. Definitely worth a try."

   
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PsychStudent04 September 26, 2016

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Diazepam Intensol (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: "In conjunction with a work-up for what was determined to be peripheral neuropathy, I began having severe muscle spasms in my back, neck, legs, and now my hands. Baclofen, and later Zanaflex, worked well at first but eventually no longer managed The spasms so my primary care doctor added Valium for breakthrough spasms. It works very well and I used it sparingly, but after A change in pain management physicians, benzodiazepines were banned because I was taking opiates. I'm miserable without at least some relief from the constant spasms and have nothing to take to prevent them during procedures where I must be still and not at risk for any spasms."

   
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Atypical everything (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 16, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have been on this medication for a few months now- but before this I was on xanax as well as klonopin. This medication is weaker in my opinion than klonopin, but it lasts a very long time which is great. It doesn't do much justice for sudden panic attacks but keeps my overall anxiousness at bay. Currently taking 5mg TID and it definitely helps me sleep. Klonopin is stronger but gave me odd and sudden mood swings, and xanax didn't last long enough. If you're looking for a good anti-Anxiety medication that lasts long this is good for you! Also if you are trying to taper off of Benzodiazipines in general, this is a good one to be on due to its "weaker effects" I would call it. Being on it doesn't make me tired during the day either!"

   
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Chelseabergstresser (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 15, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I suffer from anxiety attacks and I am 22mg diazepam now my doctor now wants me of them altogether and put me on antidepressants which I have said no to I do not think he liked"

   
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peter1 (taken for 10 years or more) September 14, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "It's early days for me taking Valium but I have noticed a general sense of well being. I think that if you REALLY need this drug then it's a blessing. I was suffering from post operative depression and long term anxiety issues. I don't feel like I'm zoned out or in some kind of vegetative state. I'm functionally normally but with a greater sense of calmness. Before taking Valium it was like I had a million things bouncing around in my head or like I was in a sweet shop with a mind racing around as to what lollies I wanted. I have heard negative things about Valium but I am convinced that if you genuinely need this drug then it's a wonderful thing. I give it the thumbs up."

   
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genxxx September 14, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I am not enforcing anybody to use this drug, that is not my intention, but I have to express how happy I am to my general practionair for prescribing me this wonderful pill. I have been extremely anxious for several days, so anxious I failed to attend my driving test. I have had chest pain and tightness for several days. Once I took 5mg Diazepam (Valium), within 1.5 hours it was all gone, the anxiety had subsided and I was able to sleep like a baby throughout the whole night. It is morning now, and I still don't feel anxious, neither am I experiencing any pains or tightness anymore. Definitely 10/10."

   
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Elisabeth_017 (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Amazing drug for anxiety. I don't find it addictive. Just great!"

   
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Anonymous September 9, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Alcohol Withdrawal: "This is the second time I am taking diazepam for alcohol withdrawal. It helps me relax, be less anxious, stopped my trembles, overall it helped a lot. I do feel quite tired though, I hope I will be able to fall asleep. The pills saved my day. I found 5 mg to be too small a dosage for me. Good luck out there!"

   
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Alfaa September 8, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I am 29 years old and suffer from a torn disc at L3/L4 and a herniated disc at L4/L5 that is causing severe spinal stenosis. These injuries cause severe spasms and sciatic pain. 5mg Diazepam 3-4 times daily when I suffer a flare up and the pain and spasming eases within 2 days. I also am allergic to opiate medications so this really is a life saver along with meloxicam 15mg once daily for inflammation."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 7, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have been on diazepam since 2010..initially I started with 5mg a day but went it for 20mg a day and it was wonderful..was always anxious about everything..I decided to stop but the anxiety started to kick in all over again..I'm on it again and is working wonders for at the moment..the doctors keep saying is addictive but it is killing anyone?"

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 6, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Got me off alcohol, been sober for 3 years. Mellows me & effective hunger tool."

   
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cuzo (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 1, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been on diazepam for years. At first I thought it was the wonder drug. It worked quickly and the relief was amazing. I suffered from anxiety, panic attacks and generalized depression for years prior. But then the wonder drug stopped working - just like that , immediately - all the benefits I came to trust disappeared. I was left in the same state as before taking. I should mention that the med stopped working after only a very brief period, perhaps months. However my doctor continues to prescribe, why I don't know. I rarely take it any more, but when I do, hoping for the same relief initially felt - nothing!!! Only advise I can offer is; if it works for you, great BUT don't think it is the cure, at least not long term."

   
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Jib sail (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 31, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I get bad anxiety and panic when I am alone at home and it gets dark. Feel REALLY claustrophobic and can freak out badly. I started to take high doses of my amitriptyline to try and knock myself out in total desperation. I didn't care about the risks I just wanted the horrific feelings to go away. My GP prescribed 5-10mg of diazapam which I only take when things become unmanageable! It has amazing results. Am home alone now, it's dark and I feel quite comfortable. It really has saved my sanity and my life as I couldn't have gone on much longer like I was. Miracle drug "

   
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B.A.F August 29, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Even before I got fired valium kept me calm and stress free. You don't have to take to many for them to work. You can skip days and still feel the same affect."

   
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Just got fired (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "took valium for 8 plus years following severe losses and anxiety/ptsd. 4 yrs ago dental procedures caused extreme face pain, called symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia-shooting nerve pain all the time, and sprained face. so I dont eat cuz it hurts during and after, no life. Psych md says learn "mindfulness" not meds. but no drug but valium has virtually stopped pain. problem: trigeminal neuralgia symptoms are horrendous-not muscle skeletal. specialist oral maxillofacial had given klonopin.stiil pain. only valium worked wonders but when wears off, huge pain returns. what is maximum dosage for special cases? i want my life back."

   
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skitsy (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2016

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Diazepam Intensol (diazepam) for Anxiety: "Doseage: 5mg, 6 times a day PRO: That's a lot of valium. It helps some (6 of 10) with anxiety and cuts back my "plugged into an electric socket feeling. Helps get to sleep. It is a great muscle relaxer and helps a great deal with my muscle spasms. Don't know what I'd do without it. CON: Makes me sleepy. I have to be careful to take the drug on schedule. Otherwise I can wind up with too much in my system at once. Dangerous when driving. You cannot drink alcohol with diazepam. You don't just get sleepy; You pass out without warning. I mean pass out. Maybe OK at home in bed. Really bad any where else."

   
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An AOL User (taken for 10 years or more) August 26, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I take this med for pain and it works very well. Theres been points of time where this is all I had and I was greatful to have it I do recommend it to anyone who needs pain to go away."

   
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KimberlyE33 August 20, 2016

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For Borderline Personality Disorder: "This Med can be hard to manage if a person has addictive tendencies, but as far as the panic attacks and anxiety that occur with BPD, it is a godsend. Even if you have to rely on friends, family, or even a doctor to prescribe a week at a time, it really can help. Just be sure, no matter what, not to lose it or run out. Keep the tops on, keep it organized, keep it locked up if you must. Stopping abruptly causes seizures and that is NOT fun. NOT. You can fall and you can die. It isn't a substitute for learning coping skills for stress like exercise, DBT, etc. But anyone who has been through it- especially someone who isn't rich and is on disability/ Medicaid knows how hard it is to find REAL Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. It helps. A LOT."

   
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Interrupted (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 17, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I've been on valium for about 6 months now and have severe social anxiety and separation anxiety. But it definitely helps. Allows me to not feel as claustrophobic and not to get as shaky or frozen in anxiety producing situations. If I have an anxiety attack or feel like I'm going to have one then I will take a valium and it helps me get through the day."

   
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Melody m-c August 14, 2016

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For Alcohol Withdrawal: "I was a benzo/opiate addict for 10 years. Using strong narcotics including H, Methadone, Oxycodone, Xanax, and Klonopin. I was given Buprenorphine (Subutex) and Diazepam (Valium) for Detox. The Diazepam was a god send. It helped tremendously with both detoxes. It wasn't easy of course, but I fought it through. Diazepam is a thumbs up for detox!"

   
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BenzoDiazepam10mg (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 12, 2016

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For Meniere's Disease: "If I take diazepam immediately when I start getting dizzy, it usually takes away all dizziness and I am ok. If I wake up and I am dizzy or if I'm dizzy for an extended period of time before taking diazepam, the diazepam works for a few hours but the dizziness comes back. I do get sleepy with the medication because I don't take it very frequently but I am able to work while taking it unless I have to take multiple doses and then I am extremely groggy. My doseage is 5 mg. every 6 hours. This medication has been extremely helpful in treating my dizziness."

   
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MichelleRenee August 5, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Hello! I am a nurse and I suffer from anxiety and depression from very early age. I used many antidepressants through the years, but nothing was as helpful such as diazepam. It's a miracle drug.Finaly, maby in first timemy life l am filling calm and so secure Because I am a nurse I was very afraid to take this kind of drugs, because I listened many times that this kind of drugs, called benzodiazepines can create an addiction in a very short time, but my psychotherapist told me: "yes, that's kind of drugs can be addictive, but who cares if it make you to feel good? It not working such narcotic drugs- usually you don't need to take larger amounts of drug through the years in order to receive the same influence.""

   
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A calmed nurse August 3, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was prescribed 5mg tablets and although the Valium makes me feel a bit drowsy it one hundred percent helps with my anxiety."

   
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Rachelc03 July 27, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have been taking diazepam 5mg tablets daily for about 1.5 years, alongside various painkillers dependant on my pain levels, the strongest of which is oramorph. I have a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. It presents itself in many ways but the symptom I'm explaining today is frequent joint dislocation. I dislocate various joints 20-30 times a day, bigger joints esp hips require morphine and diazepam. The diazepam works well for the spasm that surrounds the affected joint, meaning I can relocated it easier. The sedation effect goes away after a few days. I've never felt addicted to this med but I know it is addictive for others. Sometimes I will take 10mg for a bad dislocation. I highly recommend it if you stick to the dose."

   
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Jojo89 July 22, 2016

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Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: "I can't eat or be around a lot of people with out it or zannex. Zannex is good but doesn't last as long. My Mom even said while I was on diazepam, it's good to see a smile on your face:-)! It may may make you feel kind of goofy for a couple days but after that it just helps. The sedation subsides as well. A very tolerable medication that really does help. Trust me!"

   
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Austin j (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2016

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