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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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8.2/10 Average Rating

116 Ratings with 82 User Reviews

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Valium (diazepam): "My new GP has been recommending Valium for over a year for chronic mid-back/facet joint paint and intermittent neck pain (bad disks from C3-C5) and sciatica/torn labrum at right hip, but I resisted her recommendation. The chronic back pain flares every night, and often wakes me up and forces me out of bed. It takes several hours for the pain to recede every morning, which is demoralizing. Three nights ago I started taking 5 mg of valium at bedtime, and each morning I've awakened with less and less pain so that I'm hardly taking any pain medication during the day. Fingers crossed that I can continue to take this dose at bedtime - the other testimonials on this website are giving me hope that this might be the case!! Hallelujah!"

   
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CA Mom April 4, 2017

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"I have a bulging disc (right) lower back also get sciatica from time to time and pain in right shoulder. This is not my main complaint though. I have some form of nerve/muscle damage that causes severe random muscle/nerve spasms/twitching like a trapped nerve and random pains daily ever since I was hospitalized with a anxiety attack back in late Sept. 2014 I've had to put up with constant pain on a severe level daily and constantly uncomfortable from severe spasms like a trapped nerve daily along with severe chest pain in heart area, palpitations random muscle/nerve pains but severe, also daily. Some docs say nerve damage some say fibromyalgia Val.10mg x2 daily although I take it off & on helps alot."

   
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Dub1992 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 3, 2017

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Valium (diazepam): "It appears to help out until you go to get off it. You may feel withdrawal sypmtoms, or may not. It took the second week to feel the symptoms. Doctors either no nothing about this or pretend to know nothing"

   
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maryjuneopper March 28, 2017

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Valium (diazepam): "Silver bullet for lumbar muscular spasm. 5mg at bedtime."

   
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Jésus im Edimbourgo March 2, 2017

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"Had a very nasty Lumbar disc prolapse which was causing pressure on my Sciatic nerve, I was prescribed 2mg Diazepam and Codeine (which I haven't taken). Ordered to take the Diazepam 3x daily but I've always been sceptical about taking medication, however certain mornings/evenings became unbareable therefore I bit the bullet and took the Diazepam. To my surprise within 20 minutes symptoms reduced, hopefully returning to my beloved sport within 4 weeks now! I must add I have been undertaking mobility exercises and stretches which I believe is reducing symptoms as I'm feeling the need to take less medication and I'm gaining more range on my stretches now."

   
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OneBomb February 27, 2017

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"I had a nerve block that went horribly wrong. I was put on naproxen and a muscle relaxer to help with the lumbar muscles that were damaged. I was still in pain but I remembered that my wonderful GI dr said low doses of xanax or valium helps with pain. I tried adding valium and the combo of the 3 got rid of the pain in a matter of days."

   
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Yoshigibbs February 2, 2017

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"20 months ago strained lower back doing commercial door contract in addition to world training for a swimming comp, slight strain combined with underwater dolphin sprints with fins on wouldn't allow my damaged/strained lower back muscles to heal, inturn they became more and more tense and sore until spasms began and finally a massive spasm floored me. Doc gave me a course of 6 Diazepam, I think 5mg, 1 every evening so as not to feel drowsy during the day. These combined with a stop to my training and the spasms stopped almost that day and allowed my back to heal. Due to work back on them, I'm confident they will work but I do find after four days or so that of an evening they make me feel euphoric. This drug helps me to function pain free"

   
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Bill Bumble January 22, 2017

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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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