Valium (Diazepam): What you need to know

Valium or Diazepam falls under a class of drugs called Benzodiazepines. Benzos are commonly known to influence and increase the flow of a certain Neurotransmitter (Brain chemical) called GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid).

GABA happens to be one of the major Neurotransmitters that calms and relaxes the brain and the body. If you are confused about this Neurotransmitter thing, please read our article “How Do Anti Anxiety Medications Work?“. You will have a great understanding of the functions of the Neurotransmitters.

In short, when GABA level increases in the body, you start to feel better and much more relaxed. It also influences two other brain chemicals to work together- Dopamine and Endorphin.

Dopamine is a reward center hormone. It is released at a huge amount during and after sex. Therefore, you know it feels good. Endorphin is practically morphine. It is a muscle relaxant, a pain reliever, and a promoter of good sleep. Additionally, Diazepam has the ability to increase the level of GABA flow. That makes it the ultimate relaxing medication.

Valium Uses

Due to its versatility, Valium can be useful for the treatment of a number of disorders:

Anxiety Disorder:

There are 6 types of Anxiety Disorders, and you can read about them all in our Anxiety FAQ article. Valium treats them all. GABA is a general inhibitor that relaxes the entire body.

Panic Attacks:

Panic attacks are the result of Anxiety Disorders and Diazepam is the solution. There is also a Diazepam nasal spray that can be quickly administered when a person is having a panic attack.

Seizures (With muscle spasm):

These are violent episodes that can be caused by Severe Anxiety, panic, or epilepsy. Diazepam injection in liquid form can fix this issue almost instantly. If the patient realizes beforehand that there is going to be an episode, they can even take the Valium 10mg tablet and prevent the seizures.

Insomnia:

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is generally treated with sleeping pills. However, Valium can also help if the insomnia is caused by anxiety. It’s double-acting.

Trauma and Shocks:

Liquid Diazepam is used via injection or together with IV for patients with severe trauma or shock after a severe accident.

Withdrawals:

Interestingly enough, Valium can treat withdrawals from alcohol, smoking, and other drug addictions. Every addiction is related to Dopamine, the reward hormone.

A smoker only smokes because every time he/she has a cigarette, Dopamine is released. It is as if you are rewarding yourself with a smoke after a successful job. If you don’t smoke, you won’t be able to sleep because something is missing. Where is the reward for your hard work all day?

Valium solves that problem. It releases the Dopamine you badly need. The same is true for other drugs and alcohol. Diazepam is the most used medication in rehabs. First, they start a patient with Valium 10mg and then reduce the dose to Valium 5mg, and finally, they use placebos to get rid of the addiction once and for all.

Versatility in use is probably the reason why many people look to buy Valium online. If you’d like to order Diazepam from an online pharmacy, you must be careful. Not all of them are legit. On this site, we have an article “5 Best Online Pharmacies” to help you find the right kind. You can also check out our Valium FAQ, which will answer pretty much any questions you may have.

Thomas Hardman (Pharmacologist)

Thomas Hardman is a renowned pharmacologist. He graduated in M.A. Pharmacology from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He held chief researcher position in Bayer, and Genzen Inc.

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