VALIUM Reviews

Average Rating: 3.9 (408 Ratings)

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 5  Anxiety, mania, exhaustion The gold standard of anti-anxiety medication. But take a crumb, if you can. And only when needed. Nothing works better. Resets everything: From scary stomach twitching, to dizziness, to rapid heartbeats, muscle tightness and doom. One of the best drugs ever invented. Take a crumb! 2.5 mg MAX. Breathing exercises and a bit of Valium, along with moderate exercise. Total relief M 55 6 years
2.5 MG 1X AN
 3  Trying to get off of klonopin None so far that I can tell have not used it very long yet Trying to use valium to withdraw from klonopin can anyone please let me know if you have used valium to ease off of klonopin Please email me and let me know M 67 1 weeks
5mg 2X O
 5  Migraine & hypertension no negative side effects Very effective. M 49 6 years
10 mg 1X D
 3  To get off of klonipon None so far Has any one used valium to get off of klonopin if so could you please email me and let me know. M 68 2 weeks
5mg 2X D
 5  hypertension It works perfectly. Lowers systolic by over 30 points and diastolic by over 10 points. M 55 5 years
5 3X D
 5  GAD None at all. Worked well for me. Brilliant drug I used on and off for more than 50 years whenever my GAD played up, which wasn't continual, so my use was not long term, months rather than years over several periods. Can't get it now in UK, apparently because of certain side effects, none of which I ever experienced, no withdrawal symptoms or anything else they now tell me will happen if I take it and sadly nothing else works for me. I appreciate that reactions to drugs vary for different people but valium worked so well for me. New drugs I have tried gave me terrible side effects, worse anxiety and really bad depression, so couldn't take them and CBT was useless, so no help for me from anyone and now I have lots of physical symptoms they tell me are stress related. If what is prescribed now doesn't work, it seems it's a case of live with it. Thank goodness doctors were kinder in years gone by. I hate to think my whole life might have been like it is now but for their care and understanding. F 70
5 mg 3X D
 5  tinnitus n/a The tinnitus is greatly reduced, almost goes away completely. Anxiety decreased and world view enhanced. M 56 13 months
10 mg 2X D
 5  Divorce All positive effects. Everyone should take this while going through trials and bad times. You (and others) come out better at the end. F 44 8 months
10 2X D
 5  Sea sickness Better mood My work requires sea time and this medication works far better than any other sea sickness remedy I have tried. M 41 4 years
5 3X D
 5  Anxiety Side effects was head or brain zaps, vision problems and dizziness. Also caused constipation and headaches. I'm considering tapering off and finding an alternative. The head zaps are very scary to experience. F 33 4 years
15mg 1X D
 5  Migraines No negative effects Take these when migraine is going to start and it usually curtails the symptoms and headache within 25 minutes. M 59 15 years
10mg 2X D
 5  Muscle spasms, stress, insomnia No side effects feeling great. Getting the best sleep I ever had in my life. I have had a lot of spine surgeries. A lot of muscle spasms, twitching, and jerking which kept me awake all night. Taking this medicine is a god send. M 52 3 days
1mg 1X D
 5  Anxiety None Taken this drug on and off since I was a teenager more than 50 years ago for an anxiety disorder. It has always worked brilliantly for me and enabled me to live a normal life. I had no side effects at all and experienced no withdrawal problems when stopping it. Like most drugs it depends on the person's tolerance of different substances. Doctors are reluctant to prescribe it these days and I cannot take the new drugs offered as I suffer really bad side effects from them, so left more or less alone to get by now, However I am grateful for the years It was available. F 69
5 MG 3X D
 1  Anxiety, Menopause Horribly addictive; incredibly difficult to taper off. I succeeded the third time I attempted it, after getting help from the UK Benzo site, I developed terrible constipation, anxiety between doses, breathing problems, nightly nightmares, fatigue, catastrophizing, etc. Stay away from Benzos. I managed to get off of it, but it had such a terrible effect on my mental and physical health. I know plenty who still can't get off Benzos. The side effects from tolerance are horrendous. It took me four months to taper off, and the withdrawal was hellish. I'd say that it took a whole other year for the withdrawal symptoms to fully recede. Then I developed breast cancer, and I really wonder if it wasn't related to the decade of valium and the effect it had on my health. F 60 10 years
1X D
 4  Stress and insomnia Stressful period which lead to anxiety and unable to sleep just kept over thinking. Took one pill before bed, calmed me down and helped me sleep. I felt less overwhelmed and was able to focus on work. I still had the anxiety but it just slightly suppressed it. The right amount For me. I only take it twice a week during stressful times and it works well for me. I guess my anxiety is not as severe but it's the only thing that helped for milder anxiety. I also feel if you can't sleep just a good nights sleep helps with the anxiety. F 43 1 days
5 mg 1X D
 1  Depression/Anxiety Nausea, Confusion, memory loss, unable to walk, bad coordination, eyes darting everywhere, extremely sleepy (Slept for 11 hours straight after taking 2 x 10mg) Don't touch the stuff. F 20 2 weeks
10mg 1X D
 1  Anxiety, Depression Withdrawal Symptoms are Dangerous, Insomnia, restlessness, lack of Confidence, First of All I took because of Anxiety and Depression but slowly it become Addicted for me , really it's Evil Drug and you can't leave it easily , it have rebond Effect, and I done this time as addict from last 1 month and now I am quite from this thing , first of all please Contact your doctor first before quite Valium , I do on my will power cause I can't say it to my family , now I have insomnia, restlessness, body pain , it's Evil drug please Don't try this ... M 42 2 months
 5  PTSD, Anxiety Drowsiness, Anxiety relief It was New York in the winter 1972, I was 18 years old and a full-time pre-law college student. One night I was brutally attacked, resulting in severe anxiety and PTSD, so my doctor put me on Valium, which was a godsend! I had my life back and really made a successful life for myself. I stopped taking Valium in 1983, just because I had become an avid runner, which is probably the best type of medication for some of us. Other than minor lows and irritability, I really didnít experience any of the common withdrawal symptoms associated with the discontinuation of Benzos; though weíre all different I guess. My advice for anyone wanting to treat their symptoms with Benzodiazepines, they really are a wonderful cushion for treatment if used responsibly. I would avoid the shorter acting more popular Benozos of today, like Xanax, Ativan, Halcion, Restoril etc. It seems like most of the Benzo horror stories in the media are due to those instead of the longer acting Benzos. Also I should state that my best friend started abusing Xanax with booze back in the early 80s, she had everything going for her. Once she finally made the attempt to become drug free, the withdrawals were severe, causing lifelong health problems that she still deals with today. Benzodiazepines are simply one of the most useful drug families in existence today; if you intend on using them long-term, just take them as needed and you should be fine. F 66 11 years
 5  Panic Disorder, GAD, PTSD I was prescribed Valium after an extreme panic attack that almost put me in the hospital. After taking it for two months, I am so much calmer and happier as a person in general, Iím excited about life again. I pay attention better in my courses and I am able to participate without fear and take tests a whole lot better. This has been the biggest improvement of my life so far. The only ďnegativeĒ side effect Iíve experienced is actually an exponential increase in my libidoóI went from not want to ever have sex to having the sex drive of a 15 y/o boy even though I havenít acted out on these impulses. My psychiatrist is confused because itís usually the opposite. Iím not complaining, just sort of shocked that not only am I now calm I now have a sex drive for the first time in my life. Itís weird, but kind of nice? The only other medications I am taking are 20 mg of Adderall 50 mcg of Synthroid F 23 2 months
 5  Migraine Benign My migraines are caused by anxiety and this medicine has eliminated that trigger. Wish I had known this years ago. M 65 16 years
15 2X D

VALIUM  (DIAZEPAM):  Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. It is also used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures. This medication works by calming the brain and nerves. Diazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)