DIAZEPAM Reviews

Average Rating: 3.9 (35 Ratings)

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 4  Anxiety Depression PTSD SPASMS INSOMNIA Side effects sometimes crazy dreams but not bad 1s. A lil groggy waking. Maybe some salines but not sure there as I had very bad nerves before. For me there really aren't any bad side effects I take for anxiety depression spasm insomnia ptsd mood swings. I find it can be helpful and doesn't really have any bad side effects ( like disgusting anti depressants that make u worse). I also use to take valerian root when I can afford it which has same effect both for me can be hit & miss if they work. I have a high tolerance to things though. So I ive found on sometimes a certain dose might work for something and other days not at all.. today my anxiety was awful and I felt panicky and it wouldn't go away and I remember having panic attack few weeks ago going to shop trying to walk off. Today I put 5ml under my tongue but didn't expect it to work as its way to low for me (I get a prescription classed as 5 ml to take a day, but I just take when needed and what I jeed)after20minutes took other 5ml but nothing. So got some food watched film but still hours later was awful ( nearly gave up and got a beer) so took another 10ml and felt my panic anxiety start to ease off only obviously a side effect is it can make you sleepy had nap now and woke with no stress or anxiety. I don't like that there is so much negativity from Dr's to prescribe this. When its a lot safer option than Anti depressants which don't work & I've self harmed on numerous times. Yet Drs will throw those at you like candy . Ridiculous when a person would need to take from 2000mg at once to have overdose. They're not perfect and as I say are hit and miss but when I can push myself to use them and th F 40 2 years
5-20mg 1X D
11/7/2021
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 5  tinitus None, no unpleasant side effects. And I sleep better than before. Best thing ever for tinitus. It is not completely gone, but I used to hear all kinds of distracting sounds. Now I only hear a gentle hum if I stop and listen for it. M 41 4 years
10 mg 2X D
12/8/2020
 5  I WAS ON 4MG OF XANAX AND SWITCHED. I am so glad my doctor recommend a switch from the xanax 4mg a day to 30mg of Valium a day for ALL FORMS OF ANXIETY THAT EXIST I HAVE ALL OF THEM EXCEPT ANXIETY SEPRATION HAD THAT AS A CHILD AND GREW OUT OF THAT PROBLEM BUT HAVE BEEN LEFT WITH THE REST FROM SEVERE ANXIETY ATTACKS /PANIC ATTACKS, I WAS ABUSED WHEN I WAS A CHILD AND THAT GREATLY INPACTED MY PTSD THAT IS PRETTY BAD, ALONG WITH THE EVERY DAY MINOR STRESSORS I HAVE , VALIUM HAS BEEN A LIFE SAVER FOR ME ITS HELPED GET PRETTY MUCH ALL MY SYMPTOMS UNDER CONTROL TO WHERE I CAN HAVE NOW NORMAL DAYS . I KNOW ITS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LONG-TERM , BUT YOU KNOW WHAT IT CAN BE OFF LABEL AND FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO NEED IT TO BE ABLE TO LIVE A HEALTHY DAILY DAY LIFE THEN MANY DOCTORS UNDERSTAND IF YOU COMPLETELY/100% ARE HONEST AND OPEN UP TO THEM ABOUT YOUR ALL AROUND PROBLEMS SO THEY KNOW HOW TO HELP AND LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE USE THEM FOR THE WRONG REASONS WHICH THEREFORE THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY DO NEED THEM CANT GET A SCRIPT FOR A ANTIANXIETY MEDICATION BECAUSE DOCTORS ARE SCARED TO DEATH BECAUSE OF PEOPLE MISUSING EM! BEST MEDICATION FOR ANXIETY/PANIC RELIEF AND ALL AROUND ASPECTS OF THE MEDICATION AND HOW WELL IT WORKS MAKES IT A SAFE AND NEEDED MEDICATION FOR ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM VALIUM! M 29 3 months
30MG 3X D
11/9/2020
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 5  Taper off Xanax using Ashton Manual I've done pretty well but the next step is to taper off diazepam . I was on .5 Xanax for 3 months so dr switched me to diazepam to taper me. I will keep updates in case people need to taper, It is used to taper off short acting Benzos but I would never ever take any Benzo for over 2 weeks . Doctors should never prescribe more than 7 pills at a time. I'm glad I'm not taking Xanax anymore as prescribed but now have to taper from diazepam F 61 18 days
5 mg
2/25/2020
 5  5 mg None This has been so helpful. My daughter died of cancer, my spouse had his leg amputated and the stress has been so overwhelming. The diazepam has prevented a total emotional breakdown. I want to continue with it as it has also helped spasms in my lower back. F 67
1X D
12/19/2018
 5  chronic dizzyness/migraines slight drowsiness I have found this to be my wonder drug , it has helped my dizziness and migraines so much where as before it was so severe I couldn't function . However I have had to stop any alcohol because this does NOT mix well with alcohol , caused me to act very drunk and not be able to stop drinking . So avoid any alcohol while on this medicatio F 44 5 years
5mg 1X D
9/21/2018
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 1  Panic disorder I was on this drug for 3 months. Tolerance builds quickly. I became physically dependent and a year later I'm still tapering and going through hell. Physical dependence is not the same as addictelion. I don't crave the drug and never abused it. My body is dependent and the withdrawal symptoms are horrific. My panic is worse, I tremble, I feel sick to my stomach, I have buzzing sensations through my brain and body, my body aches, muscle spasms and twitches, my emotions are all over the place and I have many more symptoms. I cannot function. Tapers can take yearsto complete and there is also healing time when the taper is finished. Healing times vary from 6 months to 18 and sometimes longer. Years of my life have been stolen by this medication and I was never informed that this was a possibility. Please do not take this drug for longer than a few days. Ideally don't take it at all. Diazepam should only be used for days. I was never informed if this. It's also dangerous to stop without tapering. Stopping cold turkey can cause seizures and psychosis amongst other severe symptoms. F 26 15 months
10mg
7/9/2017
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 5  tinnitus better mood Helps the tinnitus more than anything else I have tried. Works within 30 minutes and lasts for hours. F 49 11 months
10 mg 2X D
12/5/2016
 2  Cutting from 3mg Clonazepam Shaking, cognitive impairment, memory impairment, emotionally out of control I have cut, using the Ashton manual, from 3mg of Clonazepam down to 17.5 and cannot cut any further. For 8 months I have been at this dose, and the withdrawal has gotten worse, not better M 54 8 months
8.75 2X D
5/2/2016
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 1  to reduce anxiety complete anterograde amnesia combined with aggression, suicidal ideation and attempted suicide I would not recommend it to anyone - the possible side effects can be deadly. F 29 3 days
unknown 1X D
2/3/2015
 5  Anxiety/panic/insomnia/depression Morning grogginess, memory loss Heaven would be Valium that was not addictive, did not cause tolerance, and was OTC. It has stopped my mind-racing worry at night and panic attacks for years. I was recently diagnosed with RBD, or REM sleep behaviour disorder, so I have to switch to clonazepam, which is used for this disorder. So far it seems very deadening and tiring even at a very low dose, with none of the anxiety-lifting effects of diazepam. F 73 20 years
5 mg. 1X AN
11/11/2014
 5  PTSD,PMDD,EDS injuries/pain,anxiety none. Honestly, surprisingly level rather than sedate and/or numb. Not depressing or anxiety provoking like ativan. Need it more often than I'd like, but- my situation is very rare. Usually, you can use this at very low doses and because it builds up in the system, when you don't need it, you can go for days with out it and not have adverse withdrawals like with ativan and clonazepam, etc. I have used this on and off for years, I am standing dose 9 am/pm right now, however I had break through PRN's of 5mg tabs every 6 hours and the HS dose 15. I was taking it for the incredible breakdowns/dysautonomia from EDS (Ehlers-Danlos) and my PTSD and PMDD issues. I did not expect it to work so amazingly for pain. They took out the PRN dosing due to insurance confusion, however that's changing because the difference in cogent thinking and speaking, in my pain threshold, my flashbacks and night sweats- un-real. I remembered doing well on it before, however I still can't believe how CLEAR minded it actually started making me. I also have to be on muscle relaxers that don't strike the collagen cells themselves like flexeril, skelaxin, etc. with EDS you have to hit the brain stem and, I really can't wait to be back on the regular regime. There is some question of ER alprozolam, but only if it's XR. Everything "too-too" IR is NO DICE when it comes to benzos. You're on a bad path 90% of the time for PRN use with extreme chronic anxiety attacks. F 30 2 months
10mg 2X D
6/7/2014
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 5  anxiety and sleep I have noticed no side effects except a little drowsiness which two strong cups of coffee solves in the morning. My mind starts working overtime when I lay down at night and the diazepam calms me and makes me a little drowsy to sleep. I make sure I have the time to get my 7 hours of sleep and rest. I never take it to get high. I have broken the pill into if I was calm and not needing the 10 mg and use it to only to sleep unless I get really upset during the day such as a death, injury to someone I care about, or now a divorce after 25 years unexpectedly. My new doctor decided to only give me 5 mg. a day and this has really effected me while I have been going through an emotional divorce, my aged mother that lives with me and fell and broke her femur and shattered her wrist and before that someone rear ended my 2005 Buick I had only gotten 2 months earlier. But I would recommend this medication if someone needs it. A doctor wrote me a script and I tried one zanax and it put me in a dark place and I never want another zanax. When I wanted to up my Diazepam to 10 mg the doctor gave me Ambien and not sure I will try it. I read the reviews. :) F 61 15 years
10 mg. 1X D
5/30/2014
 5  Panic attacks At first sleepiness. Still works wonderfully after 5 years. I've tried every benzo on the market, and its still surprising how this ancient drug works better for me than anything else. Also taking It with Effexor XR and trazodone. Knocked out my panic attacks completely! M 26 5 years
10 mg 2X D
1/25/2013
 3  GAD, Panic attacks tolerance; very poorly absorbed before/during/after food/meals Long half-life is great. But I've noticed a severe malabsorption of this med with food. This is a major problem. The pharmaceutical market is (i feel) wide open to an enteric-coated form that is pre/post prandial neutral. One lives in hope...! M 54 24 months
5MG 3X D
12/17/2012
 5  Anxiety and Panic Attacks None One of the best meds I've used for Anxiety. This drug has been around a long time and works great if you don't abuse it. Taken as needed, it has helped me a lot with Severe Anxiety and Panic Attacks. I've noticed that with ALL drugs, you will find people who say "Don't take this or that drug" as if you'll die if you do, these people have serious issues. F 55 10 years
5MG 3X D
11/27/2012
 3  anxiety none. Was given this as a substitute for ativan (lorazepam) because of its longer half-life, and thus greater efficacy at helping me sleep. I found it much less potent than ativan, and could take it like candy. It's a "smoother" benzo experience, but for that reason, felt "watered-down." I'd rather take ativan for anxiety/panic, and then lunesta or something for sleep. In my opinion, diazepam has been surpassed by other benzos like klonopin, ativan and xanax, and should be used only to ween off of these (again, due to its longer half-life and mildness). M 35 6 months
20mg 1X D
8/2/2012
 5  Anxiety/Panic attacks/insomnia Initially, diazepam sedated me, especially once it built up in my system after about a week or two, but the sedation wore off, and now I find that it works great to keep my anxiety low and prevents panic attacks...also, diazepam is much easier to withdrawal from than Xanax or Ativan b/c of the long half-life.. M 25 2 years
10mg 2-3x
4/27/2012
 1  ... Having side effects, withdrawal problems (between doses, trying to cut back, etc) and not getting real info from the medical profession? You aren't alone or crazy. Want to know the truth about Benzo's? Check out: www.benzo.org.uk/manual/ F
1X D
4/26/2012
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 5  Anxiety/Stress None It has been a great drug to relieve my anxiety for stress in life. I suffer from social anxiety and it helps in social settings. F 42 2 years
5 mg 2X D
2/14/2012
  

DIAZEPAM  (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)

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