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User Reviews for Diazepam to treat Meniere's Disease

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

Diazepam has an average rating of 9.4 out of 10 from a total of 37 ratings for the treatment of Meniere's Disease. 92% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 3% reported a negative effect.

Diazepam Rating Summary

9.4/10 average rating

37 ratings from 40 user reviews.

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Reviews for Diazepam

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

“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!!”

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Denny (UK) · Taken for 10 years or more November 16, 2019

“I have used Valium on and off for years..just small dose- half a 5mg when needed to treat tinnitus and vertigo. Now I've been told by my GP they won't prescribe it any more - told me after the last visit not to ask for it again. It's such a useful drug with very few side effects, but GPs are denying us something which actually works, why?!”

9 / 10
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Feeling better! June 21, 2019

Valium (diazepam): “I have severe tinnitus. Extremely loud ringing/clanging 24/7, exacerbated by allergies and sinus infections. My doctor gave me 2 mg valium yesterday to help with the ringing and it is the first time in so long that I can't recall, that the ringing has subsided almost all the way. It had progressed to the point that nausea and vertigo was constant and blood pressure was seriously elevated. Has helped more than I can express. Relief at last after years of this..”

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

“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
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samud November 14, 2015

Valium (diazepam): “I've suffered with Meniere's/vestibular neuritis for over 37 years and it has cast a dark shadow over my quality of life. The only medicine that has helped me to live with the episodes (loss of balance, vertigo, dis-equilibrium) has been valium. Because valium suppresses the central nervous system, it helps me to cope.”

10 / 10
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pcush29 · Taken for 10 years or more March 23, 2013

Valium (diazepam): “I have had vertigo/Menieres' since 2003 and Valium seems to be the only medicine that helped me. It takes the edge off of the dizzy feeling the frustration that goes alone with it. My experience is different than most, in that I get dizzy when chopping veggies, washing dishes, sometimes driving on roads with hills (there aren't many where I live thank God!) But it comes and goes and happens almost every day. I think I would probably freak out if my doctor said I couldn't take it any more. ”

9 / 10
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Dave Carlson September 4, 2015

“I have had Meniere's Disease for about 5 years. I'm a mailman and almost lost my job because of frequent attacks. I found out that popping 2-3 5mg of diazepam (Valium) brought me right out of the vertigo attacks and I could resume driving. I later discovered by taking 20mg of Furosemide and 5mg of Valium in the morning would keep me from having any attacks for over 3 years. I feel like I'm blessed. The only problem is the diuretics can cause kidney problems that's why I had to cut my dosage in half. I hope this helps somebody.”

10 / 10
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MyLife212 January 28, 2016

Valium (diazepam): “I have been dealing with symptoms of Meniere's Disease for 30 years and until three years ago no Dr. could properly diagnose the issue. When I was 5 years old I suffered a concussion, when I was 13 years old I suffered another concussion from a 90 mph fastball to the head. Shortly after the incident at 13 years old I started having intermittent & recurring symptoms of vertigo & hearing loss in my left ear (same side as both injuries). My parents thought I was a typical stubborn teen until they took me to have my hearing tested and found I had 30db of hearing loss. Two years ago I started experiencing unexplained falls and roaring in my ear. The Dr found 60 Db & said it is Meniere's. The Dr prescribed low dose Valium. It changed my life!”

10 / 10
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ozz · Taken for 10 years or more July 24, 2019

“I have suffered with sciatica for over 30 years. not all the time but every two or three years until last year. It came and stayed. I've been taking diazepam for 15 years for tinnitus, 5mg at night. After reading all the comments I realize thats why I don't have pain at night . The diazepam is stopping pain at night .Thank you so much I will try 5 mg in day to see if it works.Doctors are quick to hand out far worse drugs than diazepam.all the best Ozz”

10 / 10
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Anonymous February 5, 2009

Valium (diazepam): “This medication is a life saver for me. I have suffered with Meniere's Disease for 22 years which causes episodes of loss of equilibrium which can totally knock you flat or just make your life hell for days at a time. The episodes are usually not predictable but seem to come to life every year or so. Short time use of valium is the only thing that helps so I can continue my normal activities until my ear settles down again.”

10 / 10
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Alfajor · Taken for less than 1 month May 15, 2019

“I was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease because two episodes of vertigo lasting less than a minute or two, tinnitus and earring loss. 2 episodes in 6 years, things went worst and I had an attack of vertigo lasting 1 second or two every day a few moths ago. Then I went to a head and neck maxilo facial surgeon, he discovered an issue with my left jaw condyle and prescribed Robaxacet 2 pills ( breakfast and lunch time and 5mg of Valium before sleep. 15 day treatment) It worked like a charm. When the treatment finished the symptoms returned. I took the medication again and I'm feeling better. Now I don’t have any vertigo, the tinnitus almost disappeared and the earring improved. I’m waiting for an arthroscopy of the TMJ. Hope it helps”

9 / 10
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U jeen · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 3, 2020

“I'm 45 and had tinnitus/ Meniere's for about 10 years now. I also have anxiety disorder in which I was prescribed one type or another of benzos. Lately I have lost my doctor and never knew how bad my Meniere's was. Valium was always the best and now no doctor wants to write them for me and I Don't understand. I'm lost I'm losing my self and don't understand when a doctor see a patient sleep deprived losing weight hollowed eyes and still....nope. Pray and wish me luck please.”

9 / 10
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Bill · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 16, 2018

“I was diagnosed with vertigo 17 years ago. It was not as bad as it has been the past 6 years. It would come and go several times a year. Now the past 5 years it had been really bad. I couldn't even leave the house for work until the sun came up. So bad it makes you feel that there are serious problems in your life. If I turn the lights off I would hit the floor. I started taken valium about 5 years ago. It is the only thing that helps. I take 5 mg once a week sometimes twice. This had changed my life a lot. It is still bad at times but manageable with valium. Now all the doctors makes you feel you have done something wrong just to get a prescription. I'm 62 years old. And do not know what I would do if I can get a prescription.”

10 / 10
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Yvonne Matson · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 20, 2015

“I've been dealing with vertigo for 8 years. It got to the point that I literally thought I may die one day, since the spinning would (rarely) get so fast that I couldn't see. It was making my life more of a hell than an actual life, as I was scared to leave my house. 6 months ago I was diagnosed with meniere's and put on a water pill 1x per day and valium to use only as needed. I just can't explain to you how much it has helped me!! I have my life back! But, I never leave a room without carrying the bottle of valium with me, just in case.”

10 / 10
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Windy76 · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 27, 2015

“I have suffered from vertigo for many years then diagnosed with Meniere's about 10 years ago. I brought an article about diazepam to my doctor and she prescribed it for me. I would usually only use 5mg when I had an attack but the attacks now seem like an everyday thing. I started taking 5mg daily in the AM and find that I finally feel like a normal person, able to focus better in my daily like instead of trying to tune out the ringing in my ears and the sensitivity to noise. Also my computer screen no longer makes me nauseous. I do not normally like to take any meds but will make an exception now since I feel like I have my life back.”

10 / 10
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Paolo · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 1, 2021

“Hi there diazepam is the best pill for Meniere's Disease - it helps me so much. If it wasn't for diazepam 5mg I could not do anything. I exercise, I run and it gives me great energy. I can function normally with this pill but I only take small dose.”

10 / 10
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MichelleRenee August 5, 2016

“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.”

8 / 10
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Dimmy 55 May 28, 2013

“I've had Meniere's since before I got out of the Navy, but was diagnosed with it a year later. The shunt operation didn't work nor did acupuncture, herbs, anything. I turned to diazepam as the last resort. It worked like a miracle. I've been on it now for over 30 years. Unfortunately, the disease has disabled me to where I can't work. Now, VA has decided to discontinue it for me. Not because it works, but because it's Valium. That's all. My advice: stay with a doctor who understands the nature of the disease.”

10 / 10
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Sleeping willow August 14, 2015

“I have been on Valium for 2 days and what a difference a day make! I have been suffering from lower back pain and neck pain radiating thru my face and brain. I started to get anxious and panic attacks in the last 2 months . I blamed that on stress and pain. Then I started having symptom of vertigo. My primary care physician tried a typical drug..it helped very little . Then he prescribed Valium after hesitating for the vertigo and I feel like a different person already. I am more relaxed, less pain and no dizziness so far just a little wobbly the first hour ...I hope it works for the long run!”

9 / 10
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Dizzytam November 12, 2016

“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”

10 / 10
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Danny · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 17, 2018

“My wife suffered from meniere's for years until a new ENT dr. suggested BETAHISTINE, which worked like a charm. It is not approved by the FDA. I get it from Europe through a Canadian pharmacy. She takes three - 8mg tablets a day. The cost is reasonable and there have been no interactions with her other meds. Please try it - Good Luck!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more September 18, 2017

“I suffered along with many young G.I.'s at Ft. Jackson SC who from an attack of Viral meningitis that hospitalized those of us affected for two to three weeks. Suffered progressive ringing in one ear and eventual total functional hearing loss. Military Dr's wrote it off as affect of change in humidity etc. Diagnosed with Meniere's syndrome 8 years later. Rx'd 5mg diazepam prn and have been using sporadically ever since. The Rx stops the spinning dizziness before nausea sets in. IT WORKS ! I am 72 now and have been using it when needed for 36 years now. It does little for the ear buzzing/ringing and fullness. But does wonders for the dizziness and prevents nausea and vomiting.”

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Pablop · Taken for less than 1 month January 21, 2018

“I have had Meniere’s Disease for 10 years. In the past attacks would occur once or twice a year and I was non-functional for 2 hours. Periodically I might have several minor attacks. Meclizine never helped but diazepam 5 mg prevents the sweating, nausea and dizziness and works rapidly. It has made a huge difference in my quality of life.”

10 / 10
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Sugar pie · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 18, 2016

“My vertigo was so bad that I could not stand up much less work or drive a car. My ear doctor gave me valium to treat the ear instead of surgery he did not think surgery would help after a month of vertigo. Afterwards I had a fear whether it will come back. For years I would avoid heights because my first vertigo was on the upper deck of the freeway. I will say people do not understand some one that has vertigo for a long period of time. The valium helped but so did therapy”

7 / 10
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Dizzy Dee May 16, 2016

Valium (diazepam): “Valium worked. But can no longer afford the brand. So, I have to try the generic. Time will tell if it works. The brand cost at this time is $204. The cost for the generic is $30. Insurance will pay for the generic not Valium. The generic does not work the same.”

10 / 10
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