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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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Diazepam Rating Summary

8.1/10 Average Rating

108 Ratings with 75 User Reviews

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Reviews for Diazepam to treat Muscle Spasm

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Valium (diazepam): "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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"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."

   
2.0

Jillygo (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2016

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"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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"I've suffered from lower lumbar pain for the last few months, complicated by sciatica. Took my first 5mg does last night, no more leg/butt spasms and finally slept like a baby... My GP recomended to only take it for 7 days, so i hope thats enough to help get my leg somewhat back to normal - along with a regular stretching routine (which i struggled with even after weeks of physo). Found the messages below very informative, good luck to all"

   
7.0

Danny 2016 November 1, 2016

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Valium (diazepam): "I suffer from 'restless leg syndrome' and 5 or 10 mgs of diazapam when I go to bed really helps. I suffer it about 5 times a year and it lasts a week or 2."

   
9.0

Mattoko October 23, 2016

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"As prescribed by my doctor .for my muscle spasms(taking it along with iboprofen 600 mg.) Hasn't made a dent on my pain.h e only gave me 7 to take 1 at night ..but my pain is worse so I have taken during the day; having 3left..my pain started when standing up and walking ..but now is when laying down in bed too! Should I ask for a stronger dose?"

   
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Mr.pain September 28, 2016

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Diazepam Intensol (diazepam): "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."

   
10

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

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"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."

   
9.0

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

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"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."

   
9.0

KimberlyE33 August 20, 2016

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"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."

   
9.0

Jojo89 July 22, 2016

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Valium (diazepam): "This is ny preferred muscle relaxer when I deal with sciatica flare ups. Was prescribed flexiril once and it did nothing for me in 4 days. Asked the doctor to switch me to this and she gave me a 6 day predisone pack and halfway through 6 days of that and the valium and I am starting to feel way better."

   
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Shughart (taken for less than 1 month) June 17, 2016

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"Preexisting spinal stenosis and diabetic neuropathy, then twisted back getting off a MRI table. Searing pain and unable to walk at all (normal is with a walker). Fell the next day and ended up in ER, 2.5 of valium and was able to self-transfer from bed to wheelchair to toilet etc. Dr took me off valium and put on tramadol and it does NOT work as well, am losing mobility now. Saving the remaining valium for very bad days while waiting to see a pain specialist. 76 yo, many physical issues, why can't they just treat based on quality of life at this point? With the tiny dose of valium (2.5 ,3x day) I can move. without it, I'm in agony."

   
8.0

Yv (taken for less than 1 month) February 9, 2016

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Valium (diazepam): "During my cancer treatment, valium was prescribed to me for muscles spasms. It only took about 10 minutes to start working, it has done the job very well for me. I've been able to do my physical therapy with minimal pain , and soon hope to be pain-free!"

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 16, 2016

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Valium (diazepam): "Valium works for me I have a panic disorder and I was taking Ativan (Lorazepam) in the US. since 2004. And my psychiatrist changed it to Diazepam) 10 mg sometimes 5mg since I have lived in Manila,Philippines. I have to wean off Lorazepam for awhile since you can't just stop Lorazepam right away and there is no Lorazepam here in Manila. Diazepam is the answer so I have switch to it. It works really well.."

   
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Rdsn January 14, 2016

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"I have suffered with sciatica and spinal stenosis for over 6 years. I have a pinched nerve and have a numb left foot and back of leg plus pain all the time. I also have TMJ and developed Trigeminal Neuralgia for which my Dr prescribed 2.5 mg Diazepam. Not only did it help with that problem but has given me relief from my back pain. My only regret is no doctors suggested this to me years ago. They could have saved me years of pain and misery. I just hope my Dr will always be willing to prescribe this for me."

   
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P Sandy January 13, 2016

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"This completely saved me. I tried so many medications for my severe bilateral sciatica, and NOTHING was stopping the horrible pain and cramping. This medication (at about 5mg) gives me 90-95% relief. it is a complete miracle for me. May have saved my life. My only complaint is that it makes me quite drowsy all the time. I feel as though I am walking through water. Very lethargic. I do curse my so-called medical professionals for not suggesting it for 7 hellish weeks!!!"

   
9.0

itinerant64 (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2016

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Valium (diazepam): "Relax nicely, act better than cyclobenzaprine"

   
8.0

Woturumogaloya (taken for less than 1 month) January 9, 2016

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"I'm 20 years old and had a severe sports injury while lifting weights. I tore several muscles in my pelvic area, thigh area, and also developed nerve damage. I'm currently on Oxycodone daily. I also get SEVERE muscle spasms - spasms that feel like huge, tight knots and inflammation. My Pain Management doctor prescribed me 10 mg of Valium three times a day. It's wonderful for my muscle pain and spasms. It calms my body down completely, relieves the tightness, the throbbing, and diminishes my muscle pain. It's very mild yet effective, and doesn't make me groggy like other muscle relaxers I've tried."

   
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NoMoreSpasms (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 26, 2015

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Valium (diazepam): "My first choice for muscle spams"

   
9.0

Anonymous December 7, 2015

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"Was prescribed 2mg of diazepam for muscle spasms in my neck. I've taken three tablets so far today and u have had no ease, still in severe pain."

   
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Eims December 2, 2015

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Valium (diazepam): "The med does work very well. Side effects make it unbearable. I'm quitting the use of this product."

   
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Spasms & Spasticity (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 9, 2015

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"Originally taken for muscle spasms. Found helps for migraine caused by muscle spasms. Reduced migraines to half length, intensity and frequency. 10 mg x3 daily."

   
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Flute (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 3, 2015

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"Severe leg cramps at night......charlie horse.....one 5 mg pill at bedtime as needed REALLY helps. 1/10 the amount of cramps and much milder."

   
9.0

fredee (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 28, 2015

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Valium (diazepam): "I have a terminal illness, kidney failure. the times that I've needed to calm down, easy worry, and calm my tight muscles-valium is the solve. I've been taking it for almost 4 years, without additiction or compulsion to "have to have it." When my back is against the wall with all my medical situations, this drug has provided for my lifestyle very well. thanks to all for sharing honestly on this site."

   
7.0

wolf mistress (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 10, 2015

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Diazepam Intensol (diazepam): "Due to a back injury I experienced severe leg pain in all positions. Walking it felt like my muscle was literally tearing from the bone. Excruciating. Within 2 days my muscles relaxed. No negative side effects."

   
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Legs of stone (taken for less than 1 month) September 5, 2015

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