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User Reviews for Diazepam

Also known as: Valium, Diastat, Valtoco, Diastat Pediatric, Diastat AcuDial, Diazepam Intensol

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Night Terrors 10.0
9 reviews 3 medications
ICU Agitation 10.0
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Status Epilepticus 10.0
3 reviews 19 medications
Meniere's Disease 9.6
35 reviews 1 medications
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder 9.6
10 reviews 31 medications
Seizure Prevention 9.0
6 reviews 28 medications
Seizures 8.6
7 reviews 52 medications
Alcohol Withdrawal 8.5
25 reviews 12 medications
Endoscopy or Radiology Premedication 8.5
2 reviews 75 medications
Muscle Spasm 8.5
138 reviews 50 medications
Anxiety 8.4
382 reviews 53 medications
Borderline Personality Disorder 8.0
7 reviews 25 medications
Light Anesthesia 8.0
5 reviews 9 medications
Light Sedation 7.5
15 reviews 28 medications
Tetanus 6.0
1 reviews 15 medications
Summary of Diazepam reviews 8.5 646 reviews

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Reviews for Diazepam

Jeanie June 20, 2020

Valium (diazepam) for Muscle Spasm: “My doctor prescribed Valium after I had two lung surgeries. It was to treat the pain and muscle spasms. Thankful it was only 5 mgs per night. I couldn’t get a refill in time and I’d been on it for about two years, I just felt it was time to get off of the valium. I think I’m doing better pain wise. And I take Tramadol for that pain during the day. I have been experiencing withdrawals. I am taking natural supplements in place to wean me off. I shake a little. Rapid anxious thoughts. Digestive upset. Irritability. Panic. It’s not good to take it long term. I rated Valium high because it did its job. Relaxed me and the only side effects for me was dry mouth, more tired in the morning. The con is clearly the addictive properties of it. Your body starts to need it just to go to sleep or feel normal. I’m hoping this will end soon. I read it can take months or years to come off valium. I was on a low dose so I hope it won’t last that long.”

9 / 10
Call4fire23 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 18, 2020

Valium (diazepam) for Light Anesthesia: “More effective against my sciatica/herniated disc than Percocets.”

9 / 10
Don’t fly without it!! · Taken for 10 years or more June 14, 2020

For Meniere's Disease: “23 yrs ago I woke up and felt high. Diagnosed with Meniere’s , Mal de barkment?, Horrible Tinnitus, Anxiety/ Panic attacks, allergy issues & depersonalization as well, hence the high feeling. The 1st. 7 yrs. I struggled thru Zoloft, Lexapro, allergy meds & back surgery until 1 day a friend told me to ask my Dr. to try Valium. Game Changer!! After the very 1st 5mg dose of diazepam I felt a sense of calm for 2 days that I had not felt in 7 yrs. The last 16 yrs I don’t think I would’ve made it if it weren’t for “Mother’s Little Helper”. Over time I’ve gone from 5mg daily to 10mg, my body craved more based on my symptoms worsening. Still I get panic/anxiety attacks once in a while but they have never sent me to hospital like during those initial 7 yrs of suffering. I’m turning 50 soon and planning to somehow make it till the end with Diazepam's help! Good Luck to you all!!”

7 / 10
Pow · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 10, 2020

For Borderline Personality Disorder: “If the drug isn't working for you then you need to get diagnosed again. It's very easy for a doctor to wrongly diagnose you make sure you are truthful to your doctor about everything. Even see another doctor to get a second opinion. I am supposed to take diazepam 3 times a day but I just take it when I feel anxious and it work fine. It's best not to take daily as it is highly addictive and withdrawal from any drug is the last thing you want. I would say diazepam is best for anxiety and relaxing your mind”

Monkey · Taken for 10 years or more June 8, 2020

For Anxiety: “Hi Unfortunately I was put on valium 48 years ago as I was told by GP I had a nervous stomach. After 3 years I had an ovarian cyst that burst so had cyst and ovary removed. Heyho after operation I didn't have stomach ache so stopped taking valium. But then I had panic attacks, shakes and agoraphobia. I went to GP who told me you must always take valium or you will end up in a mental health facility. I have tried on occasions to cut down stop them. Side effects shaking tight band round head throat huge weight loss bedridden. For a long time I have taken 25mg daily. I wouldn't want anyone to take them regularly I don't want OTHERS to suffer. After having osteoporosis spine fractures x 3 etc I have needed opioids BUT ONLY HAD 1 WHEN DESPERATE AS I KNOW HOW ADDICTIVE THEY ARE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL”

2 / 10
kate June 6, 2020

For Anxiety: “diazepam 1mg was not really working well for me, so I've taken 2mg, and half an hour later I feel really hyper and it's not doing anything for me”

3 / 10
shapel · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 3, 2020

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: “Valium is a drug that can be a life saver or destroyer. This drug for me helps me as long as I have it under control. I find myself always having to be wary of my dosage. This allows me to pretty much go about my normal life, allows me to function, think and gives me the motivation and willingness to do the things I need to do. When on these and under control I find a lot of aspects of my life all coming together where as without it I feel helpless. Too much valium daily however leads to depersonalisation and impulsiveness. Before you know it you will be turning into something else, it is only in hindsight that this becomes apparent. As quickly as this can help improve your life it can crumble it. CONTROL YOUR DOSAGE. So if you can control yourself absolutely I would recommend but be wary it is very easy to lead yourself down the path of a benzo addiction, I have done this become clean and reused several times now.”

8 / 10
Jade · Taken for less than 1 month May 29, 2020

For Anxiety: “I could have sworn I was taking sugar pills, I don't feel any change from these pills after a week of taking them as my doctor suggested.”

1 / 10
swingerofbirches · Taken for 5 to 10 years May 25, 2020

For Anxiety: “Teva diazepam had worked well for me for many years at just 2 mg dosage three times a day, not a really large dose. Now I have been having withdrawal symptoms, and after I take the tablet I feel no different at all. Something has changed with it. I used to feel it work within a half hour, and now it never works. I am having serious withdrawal symptoms. Teva's quality assurance department seems to be just one individual, and there was a language barrier. Eventually they replaced the bottle with a new one also from Teva, but it's the same problem. The Teva had worked well but no longer seems to do anything at all. I had two tablets left from an old bottle, and the difference was too great to even compare. The withdrawal symptoms went away. That bottle had a much older expiration date (6/2020). It seems like the new stuff is much weaker if there is anything in it at all. My rating for this (1) is based on current Teva formulation. Prior to this would have been 10.”

1 / 10
Sully · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 23, 2020

For Anxiety: “Teva diazapam is not generic equivalent. Reported to FDA. All pharmacists said other patients said same thing. Tell FDA they want to hear it. A brand I used to get worked. Only sold to hospitals now. I found an old one bottle from other brand that had 2 in it. And it was over a year old. I slept with one tablet.”

2 / 10
Brucha · Taken for less than 1 month May 13, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “Absolute waste of money”

1 / 10
blueslushee · Taken for less than 1 month May 8, 2020

For Light Sedation: “I am terrified of needles and am getting my wisdom teeth out today. They told me to take a valium the night before and then two day of the surgery. I took the first one, it’s been 2 hours now and I feel not different at all in absolutely any way. I am terrified I’ll go in to the appointment and they won’t have done anything at all, even after two. I haven’t taken a med like this before, so it’s not like I have a tolerance. I don’t know why it hasn’t kicked in”

1 / 10
buddy · Taken for 10 years or more May 3, 2020

For Meniere's Disease: “Came across this site, and happy to see like minded people sharing their experiences with Menier's diseases & Tinnitus; It was a nightmare 20 years ago for me, until an old Doctor prescribed Valium 5 mm @ for me-that is how they treated WW 2 Veterans coming home with Tinnitus from shooting their M1 Garand and the explosions; well the long story short; diazepam (Valium) was the miracle drug, don't let any young Dr. tell you different.”

9 / 10
Sully May 2, 2020

For Anxiety: “Teva diazapam don't work Teva took over the diazapam market it don't work. My headaches, Anxiety attacks, panic attacks are back. It is like taking nothing and an ingredient that makes me sick I feel like suing, no active ingredient in it. I can prove that. God my head hurts and dizziness will return tomorrow, this I know I hope FDA takes this garbage off the market. There are others out there. Mayne I have been taking but some reason hospital pharmacy it's like no active ingredient. I miss Mylan it worked for many years. I haven't slept in 2 days. Now I have to attempt to see my doctor for change in medications because of Teva. Now i know why I have been having horribile head pain panic not real diazapam. Any brand is better than this. No sleep this month for me Shaking badly. Teva is not diazepam.”

1 / 10
With it April 20, 2020

Valium (diazepam) for Alcohol Withdrawal: “Valium is great to come off alcohol or any drug however you do not want to take this for more than 10 days. See therapy to sort out the real reasons your masking your hidden troubles to become FREE. Valium is a DANGEROUS ADDICTIVE drug once you have been on it more than 3/4 weeks. You will only be left with your stuff to be dealt with. Short term .”

7 / 10
Fluffy April 6, 2020

Valium (diazepam) for Light Sedation: “Thanks for all the kind words about vallium. I think it would help me.”

10 / 10
Sri April 1, 2020

Valium (diazepam): “My mom took Valium more than 10 years... After few years she got liver cirrhosis, then respiratory problem and severe hair fall. Now, she is no more. Please don't take this tablet for long term.”

1 / 10
Veronica · Taken for less than 1 month March 24, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I recently pulled a muscle in my lower back. I had been taking ibuprofen but it didn't seem to help as much as I thought it would. Since I was in pain I wasn't sleeping well. I'm prescribed Diazepam 10mg for anxiety and take them as needed. I thought it couldn't hurt to take a small piece to help me relax and sleep. It's been amazing how it's stopped the pain in my back and I haven't needed any ibuprofen in a day now.”

10 / 10
Courgette · Taken for less than 1 month March 21, 2020

For Meniere's Disease: “I have tinnitus real bad from my Meniere's Disease. I have taken 2mg dose of diazapam and it has helped. I really support this treatment.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 8, 2020

For Anxiety: “Connected to dysthymia and anxiety, for some strange reason this medication makes me feel more awake sometimes. I feel more tired when I'm not taking it.”

6 / 10
AnxiousGuy · Taken for less than 1 month February 22, 2020

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: “very calming and peaceful drug, no bad side effects, lasts pretty long and helps me fall asleep.”

10 / 10
BMW Guy February 17, 2020

For Anxiety: “I was prescribed Valium (Diazepam) 10mg as needed up to 3x daily 4 1/2 years ago for tension headaches. I also am diagnosed with GAD/PTSD and Panic disorder. After taking the drug for so long I have discovered how affective it is. I can enjoy life in a way I have never experienced. Going to the Movies, out in crowds, traveling by plane, I even lost my stutter, the list goes on. I suffered an Aortic Aneurysm rupture in 2014 because of a stressful phone call. Now there seems to be draconian measures in place to stop all use of this drug. For those of us who don't abuse it I don't care if it is physically addictive. The benefits out weigh the negatives in my case. Now I must find a Doctor that understands that my case is Mental/Physical. I still have an abdominal aneurysm and must fear my own adrenaline because that one can rupture the same way. I was lucky last time but next time there is no way to save my life.”

10 / 10
W · Taken for 10 years or more February 13, 2020

Valium (diazepam) for Night Terrors: “My life was a living lightmare until I started taking Valium. I have been on 10mg a day, taken at bedtime, for twenty years. It really is a wonder drug. I would not be here if I had not started taking it.”

10 / 10
Quinn · Taken for 10 years or more February 9, 2020

Valium (diazepam) for Anxiety: “I have been on Valium since 2011 after the sudden passing of my husband. I have always had severe generalized anxiety and was never adequately treated for it, just given seroquel which made me non-functional. The loss of my husband exacerbated the anxiety condition and I began suffering from insomnia as well. My Dr tried me on a variety of benzodiazepine meds which didn’t last long enough in my system to give me adequate relief. We eventually gave diazepam a try and it worked so well. I started on 20mg a day and over the years I have tapered to a comfortable dose of 10mg daily. It does not make me sleepy or loopy but takes the edge off enough that I can care for my children and function in daily life. Yes there is a bit of a dependence but for me it’s worth it to be somewhat addicted rather than struggle to cope with terrible anxiety symptoms every day. I do recommend Valium as an effective anxiolytic however I would say to be aware of the potential for abuse and dependence.”

10 / 10
Sierra · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 8, 2020

For Anxiety: “Have been withdrawing from a 5mg diazepam dose of valium for 10 weeks (took a maximum of 15mg a day for 14 months). Made the bad mistake of taking on and off different mgs during that time! When I take a .75 mg in the a.m., I get a crushing headache with nausea. Thoughts?”

1 / 10