User Reviews for Valium to treat Alcohol Withdrawal
Valium has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 19 reviews for the treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal. 79% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 5% reported a negative experience.
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"I have been taking valium for the last 10 years. Before I was a raging alcoholic and always put myself in danger because of the effects of the alcohol,it should be illegal because it is a terrible drug, my life has been normal for the past ten years now and I have a happy family thanks to one little pill."
"This is the second time I am taking diazepam for alcohol withdrawal. It helps me relax, be less anxious, stopped my trembles, overall it helped a lot. I do feel quite tired though, I hope I will be able to fall asleep. The pills saved my day. I found 5 mg to be too small a dosage for me. Good luck out there!"
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"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 ."
"I've been on and off diazepam a few times over the last 10 years. The latest is for alcohol withdrawal and it is an absolute God send. I haven't had a drop of alcohol since I got the latest prescription and my appetite has increased and I'm sleeping much better. I was prescribed 30mg a day and haven't needed the full dose most days."
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"I'm on low dose of valium. I'm not complaining as it's helping to stay off booze. I just try as well not to drink cause I don't want to take more valium than what is recommended for me and its really great. It's also helping drug cravings. Started exercising as well so I'm hoping to get off valium soon replace it with gym but meanwhile its really helping."
"Bad Alcoholic collapsed and hit my head ended up in hospital UK. Not much treatment out next day, also have autism, I got 2mg valium for use when needed to two the 1st day, three the 2nd day and I wake up highly agitated and soaked in sweats. It hasn't relaxed me much, I was heavy drinker from 1995, then 2003 started to drink everyday, hospital and rehab since 2015, just binge drink now and have gastritis plus liver damage and cysts on left kidney, not having a good time :("
"Valium has been a God-send for my benzodiazepine taper. On it a Month now as of March 22,2018. It is very relaxing and mild now but at first it was very sedating for the first 5 days. I take 10mg 2x's a day. I am being tapered off of Klonopin after 12 years on that drug. K-pin is HELL to get off of alone. Glad my psych doc is open minded and dropped the k-pin immediately and switched me to Valium, after I told him about the Ashton Taper Method, and that I wanted off the Klonopin because it was giving me bad withdrawals if I missed a dose. If you are serious about getting off of benzos I URGE you to google the Ashton Taper Method."
"Hi, I have detoxed from alcohol 3 times legitimate (as in I had a prescription) and valium or librium. Whichever they prescribed always put my WDs away. But I would definitely tell you as an alcoholic and drug addict DO NOT take them for long,any Benzos."
"I’ve struggled with alcohol addiction for years, as it progressed to 750ml of hard liquor a day. I tried stopping and got shakes, sweating, palpitations, dizziness, tingly hands and feet. So far, I’m on 5mg Valium 2x daily, and no withdrawal symptoms! Definitely tired, in a I worked all day kinda way, even if I didn’t."
"I used Valium 10 mg about 6 times to get off alcohol but I know it’s just as bad to get off benzos so I’d stop taking it after a month or so. I relapsed about 8 times and now have the beginning stages of cirrhosis. That’s what it took for me to stop. Valium is good for the withdrawal symptoms but I wouldn’t recommend long term use."
"This medication reduced my withdrawal symptoms significantly, Although I still had some anxiety. Valium reduced tremors, sweating, insomnia and agitation."
"A good choice just to help. Withdrawal from drink are not as bad as so many people make out. If you really want this, you will do anything to be clean. I'm sober 6 years."
"Diazepam got me off my addiction of Xanax (9 years) and it also calms alcohol withdrawal effects."
"Valium has asissted me a lot in my recovery of alcoholism."
"So far it has stopped the normal vomiting and shaking when I try to stop. I have also had an increased appetite. "
"It has really helped me right at the most important time to calm down and not bother with severe drinking."
"It has been a lifesaver. It reduces the shaking and agitation from alcohol withdrawal. I am looking forward to being off the booze and the valium. It does help."
"I have been prescribed diazepam but I've not been taking them as I don't think it is safe to drive my kids to school."
"It worked perfectly for the many times I tried to stop drinking. But now it doesn't seem to work. Been prescribed. 10 mg still doesn't work."
"First ever time trying a med for alcohol withdrawal. I admit it calms you down a bit but for me its doing nothing for my cravings, soI'm now taking both which is even worst"
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"Was struggling with moderate to severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms, was prescribed Valium after a GP’s visit as I was sure that otherwise it would have been A&E. Cleared up 90% of the worst symptoms, some are still present but have been minimised. Was a life-saver for me as before I booked the appointment I considered more alcohol as I couldn’t handle the “fear”, weird heart rate and constant tremors. At its peak the symptoms and anxiety combined made me feel like I was going to die."