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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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8.3/10 Average Rating

98 Ratings with 66 User Reviews

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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!!!"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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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"Best benzo for muscle spams"

   
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williamclarkonet (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2015

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"I'm twenty years old and have a herniated disc, a torn pelvic muscle, and chronic scrotal pain. Some heavy-duty pain. I've tried just about all muscle relaxers out there, and Diazepam (Valium) is the only one that loosens up my muscle spasms I get daily. It's a very therapeutic feeling. It's also nowhere as sedating as other muscle relaxers, which made me extremely groggy. I take 5 mg four times a day and have no need to increase my current regimen. It's wonderful for severe muscle spasms/pain, while also relaxing you. Highly recommended!"

   
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Jessiekido (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 26, 2015

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"Valium is a great muscle relaxer, however long term use causes more pain in the long run. After I had been taking a low 5-10 therapeutic dose for neck pain. I became intolerant to that dose & ended up with an 18 year dependency. I reached a daily 40 mg dependency when severe back & leg pain began. 18 years later, I managed to reduce the dosage to 10mgs a day with little w/drawal symptoms. Then I came across an obscure research article on rats given Valium. They developed RA-like symptoms, which is what I have. It's a type of rebound muscle pain when your body's tolerance level reaches it's peak. It's similar to rebound headaches & the pain is severe. Please think carefully about staying on Valium long term. I'd say 2 months is safest."

   
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Lexie247 April 8, 2015

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"I was having severe leg cramp in my right leg due to pinched nerve. Whole leg would cramp when I got out of bed in the morning. Started taking a 5mg valium before bed. First time I took before bed no leg cramp in morning. I have reduced dose to 1/2 of a 5 mg tablet (2 1/2 mg)and still no cramps. going to reduce to 1/4 tablet and try to in time to wean myself off. Several peoples comments on here have said can take as needed so that is what I hope I can eventually do."

   
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Winter Run Farm March 18, 2015

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"It's the only thing that works for me without drowsiness or any side effects. Just hard to find a dr to prescribe it. Helps my neuropathy & muscle spasms & anxiety. "

   
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Dolphindreamer (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 24, 2015

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Valium (diazepam): "Over all good"

   
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zania February 14, 2015

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"I've had a bad back for over 50 years. I never lost much work, but as I've gotten older my pain has increased. I was prescribed Norco (180 Tabs per month) for pain in 2005, and in 2009 Valium (120/10mg per month) for increased pain. I took the medicines reverently, with no noticeable side effects. I could work on our 5 acres and sleep. In Oct, 2014, my doctor stopped the valium, citing abuse by youngsters with the 2 medicines. I'm 71 and have never abused them. The pain specialist cut my Norco to 120 tabs per month. Now I'm in more pain and don't sleep well. I'm trying to make them see that The only thing I'm addicted to is being out of pain, and give me my meds back. Please"

   
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Michaelgtheonly February 6, 2015

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Valium (diazepam): "This medication works as intended with minimal side effects. Relieves my muscle spasms and takes away the nervousness and bad attitude caused by back pain (not back ache). I take Percocet with Valium. "

   
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Coon dog January 22, 2015

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Valium (diazepam): "I suffer from lower back pain. I had a back fusion in November 2013 about 6 months ago I started having really bad back spasms around the area they did the fusion which was my L-5/S-1. They had me on Flexeril but did not help they tried the Valium and it works. I do not take it every day only when I have the spasms between that and the Percocet it is the only thing that works. But I only take them as needed."

   
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USAF Girl (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 19, 2014

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