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For Anxiety "Excellent for obsessive thinking"

   
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Lucy goosy (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 22, 2017

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For Anxiety "I've suffered social anxiety for years and just battled on. Then someone smashed into my car from behind while in traffic and I started having awful panic attacks. I didn't really know what they were at first but I was struggling badly. Eventually things calmed down but a hugely stressful life situation caused the attacks to flair up again. I finally sought help and was prescribed 2mg diazepam, 1 - 2 Tabs for an attack. I will barely take a headache tablet I was extremely worried about using Valium. But it's absolutely amazing. Use it with caution, take as little as possible and stop and see what happens. I can take half a tablet (1mg) to completely stop panic episodes that have built up over time. Be careful and it will serve you well."

   
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Wu2 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 3, 2017

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For Anxiety "I was suicidal aged 25. Anxiety and Depression. Diazepam saved my life. I started on 5mg 3 Times a day for a week cut down to 2 for a week then one at night under doctors orders. Also one Prozac in the mornings 20 mg. I felt better straight away. Don't let anyone scare you from taking Diazepam, yes they are addictive BUT my quality of life since taking it has been as a (normal) person. I really can't praise it enough as I know I wouldn't be here and living a good life without it. If the tablets help then why not take them. Thanks for reading."

   
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Wot sit January 17, 2017

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For Anxiety "I'm new to anxiety, having to recover from leg surgerys for long periods of time without getting out of my room much, I had my first anxiety /panic attack after 8 weeks in bed. After a trip to the hospital, I was then placed on valium, many times per day at the beginning but just a few months later I use them as needed. Maybe 2 per day. I have another surgery coming up and will be down again for only 8 weeks total. But this time I have prepared for more visitors as well as I will be mobile soon after surgery. I'm keeping my valium for now and hoping to get away from them during my physical therapy."

   
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Greg W January 10, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "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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For Anxiety "Works fast and is best thing that I have tried for my panic attacks"

   
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Kindhearted December 30, 2016

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For Anxiety "The last time I took it, it worked very well. It took a lot longer to kick in than xanax, but also kept working longer. It also helped with some of my chronic pain, which was nice."

   
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espresso_dreams (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2016

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For Anxiety "To anyone scared of taking this infamous drug (which I was) - you won't lose your sobriety, it just slows down your brain. This means it's great for situations where you risk creating phobia instead of familiarity (new places, new people). I'm armed with all the tools I need for knowing what my body and brain need as things happen (self-reassurance, gratitude, understanding, catching my own cogs before they turn, time out, etc) but you can't always choose when sensory overload will happen. As a pre-emptive measure this will be a useful tool for me when I know things'll be too handle even with an arsenal of knowledge to tackle the triggers."

   
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Chris37297 December 15, 2016

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For Anxiety "I have severe GAD since my teens but it really hit me harder in my early 20's, I had been taking generic Valium for 8 yrs then got into a psychiatrist at first he switched me over to Xanax 1mg 3X daily which works for immediate panic attacks but would wear off very quickly and I would wake up first thing in the morning with my heart racing and had to take 1, I told him this and got switched back to my original dose of Valium which lasts all day, 1 and a half 10mg in the morning and the same at night and I no longer had to wake-up first thing for my meds, and they pretty much prevent my panic attacks unlike the Xanax.I can function just fine and work with people now that I'm at the right dose and not be self conscience great medication!"

   
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Toyotaman (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 1, 2016

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For Anxiety "I'm 24, and have PTSD, bipolar and anxiety disorder. I have recently had the scariest panic attacks, 911 calls and ER visits. So bad I thought I was dying...every night. I took klonodopin and it didn't help. My doctor prescribed this today and I haven't feel this relaxed or not in fear in a long time. I'm thankful to this medication. I couldn't handle it anymore. Nothing else has helped."

   
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Morgan Danielle November 30, 2016

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For Anxiety "Thank you Valium!"

   
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Angelo23 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 21, 2016

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For Anxiety "I have very severe anxiety that has landed me in the ER plenty of times before I was diagnosed with being in an "Anxiety State". My first medication was Ativan and I loved it but they switched me to 5mg Valium. I can function more on Valium. I take 1 during an attack and I'm calm for 5-6 days. I get very relaxed and I sleep great! So far I really like it. It says No Refills on my bottle so after I go through the 19 pills I have left idk what they'll have me take. So I'm with a therapist for now that I meet with once a week for now."

   
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AnxiousReality (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "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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For Anxiety "I took Valium for almost 3 years and it helped my anxiety. I started on 5mg three times a day then that increased to 4 times a day. I started waking in the early morning thinking I had bad pills because they weren't working. I found out I was in tolerance and started having tolerance withdrawal. It's very hard to come off. I tried to stop cold turkey and on day 3 it felt like I had been shocked with a cattle prod. I went back to 15 mg and started a slow taper. Added remeron for sleep while tapering. I would steer clear from benzos and find something else for anxiety, these should not be taken for long periods of time.It make your world a better place to be and forget life's problems for a short time but you will face consequences later."

   
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Geddy lifeson (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 13, 2016

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For Anxiety "I was first prescribed Valium about 18 months ago to assist with combating panic disorder. My personal experience with generic brands of the drug have been, without a doubt, excellent. I believe my improvements are due to the combination of Valium, regular CBT therapy, and making consistent changes (ie pushing myself socially, improving diet and exercise). Many of us, can become overly reliant on medication, so I feel a holistic approach is needed for real, long term results. However, for moderate to severe anxiety/panic attacks, Valium is INCREDIBLE. Gives a true, gradual calming effect, with no grogginess or next-day hangover. The effect can only be described as feeling clear-headed. Definitely worth a try."

   
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PsychStudent04 September 26, 2016

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For Anxiety "It's early days for me taking Valium but I have noticed a general sense of well being. I think that if you REALLY need this drug then it's a blessing. I was suffering from post operative depression and long term anxiety issues. I don't feel like I'm zoned out or in some kind of vegetative state. I'm functionally normally but with a greater sense of calmness. Before taking Valium it was like I had a million things bouncing around in my head or like I was in a sweet shop with a mind racing around as to what lollies I wanted. I have heard negative things about Valium but I am convinced that if you genuinely need this drug then it's a wonderful thing. I give it the thumbs up."

   
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genxxx September 14, 2016

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For Anxiety "Amazing drug for anxiety. I don't find it addictive. Just great!"

   
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Anonymous September 9, 2016

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For Alcohol Withdrawal "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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Alfaa September 8, 2016

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For Anxiety "Even before I got fired valium kept me calm and stress free. You don't have to take to many for them to work. You can skip days and still feel the same affect."

   
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Just got fired (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2016

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder "took valium for 8 plus years following severe losses and anxiety/ptsd. 4 yrs ago dental procedures caused extreme face pain, called symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia-shooting nerve pain all the time, and sprained face. so I dont eat cuz it hurts during and after, no life. Psych md says learn "mindfulness" not meds. but no drug but valium has virtually stopped pain. problem: trigeminal neuralgia symptoms are horrendous-not muscle skeletal. specialist oral maxillofacial had given klonopin.stiil pain. only valium worked wonders but when wears off, huge pain returns. what is maximum dosage for special cases? i want my life back."

   
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skitsy (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2016

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For Anxiety "I've been on valium for about 6 months now and have severe social anxiety and separation anxiety. But it definitely helps. Allows me to not feel as claustrophobic and not to get as shaky or frozen in anxiety producing situations. If I have an anxiety attack or feel like I'm going to have one then I will take a valium and it helps me get through the day."

   
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Melody m-c August 14, 2016

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For Anxiety "I can't eat or be around a lot of people with out it or zannex. Zannex is good but doesn't last as long. My Mom even said while I was on diazepam, it's good to see a smile on your face:-)! It may may make you feel kind of goofy for a couple days but after that it just helps. The sedation subsides as well. A very tolerable medication that really does help. Trust me!"

   
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Austin j (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2016

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For Anxiety "I am a newbie to Valium. Just took my first dose today, 10 mg. The doctor prescribed it for the acute anxiety attacks I have once in a while. I have generalized anxiety disorder mixed with bipolar disorder. I take Pristiq for the anxiety and it has helped but it doesn't cover everything. When I'm anxious I cannot go outside and become bedridden. I am also on 70mg of Vyvanse for ADD and it took the doctor some time to be convinced of the benefits of taking a benzo. You know, the whole upper/downer concern. I took my Valium in the evening when the Vyvanse was wearing off. It worked wonders. It kicked in 15 minutes upon taking it. the only side effect is that I feel a little wobbly when standing. But the fact that I am calm makes up for it"

   
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Tmangione (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2016

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For Anxiety "Date: 07-08-2016...Re Valium: I have been taking Valium for the past three years as I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I very seldom take Valium. Like, 4 mg a week or 4 mg twice a week or I can go a month without taking it. It is very subtle, it will start working after 20 minutes which has been my experience. Valium does melt my anxiety and panicky feelings away even at 4 mg. After taking it, I would feel like my old self. I tried to score it by 2 mg; however, it is not effective. I think those who try it the first time should go 4 mg or 5 mg. I am also taking an SSRI for my anxiety condition. SSRI is not perfect. Some days are tough so I tough it out by not taking a Valium. If you don't abuse it, you can take it for life."

   
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Be Strong July 8, 2016

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For Light Anesthesia "My husband was given one valium (I don't know dosage ... family never knows much) prior to IVC removal. As soon as procedure was complete he was very weak and short of breath and continues to be. He feels terrible and cannot walk more than 5-6 feet. He is epileptic and the doctor knows this. From what I now understand valium shouldn't be given to seizure patients, and increased shortness of breath is a side effect. I hope we never have to go through another experience like this. At least, we know to refuse valium from now on."

Anonymous June 28, 2016

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