Hi...I also have RLS and was prescribed 5 mgs of valium at night or whenever it acts up which can happen if I sit too long as well as when I am trying to go to sleep. My doctor did not want to prescibe Requip or Mirapex as he claimed the side effects are too unpleasant. I don't take the valium every night...only when my legs are moving all over the bed and the creepy crawlies are too much to stand. So far I have not had any withdrawasl effect from not taking it for days but every one is different. Like everyone else has suggested, it is important to to wean off all drugs in this class with caution.