Does anyone take Valium (diazepam) for Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Myofascial pain?
- 10 Aug 2013 by Emeraldgirl
- 29 July 2017
- valium, pain, fibromyalgia, diazepam, chronic, muscle, chronic myofascial pain
I have been on Valium since 2004. initially for CMP and continued with it when FM was diagnosed. My Dr stopped it recently he could not justify why. Now the only muscle relaxant I am on is Amitriptyline 25mg at night and this does nothing to ease the muscles at all.I intend to see my specialist to get my Valium reinstated. I was just wondering how many other people on this forum take Valium for FM & CMP? (comments from Kaismama, PenelopeN, Mac12 and bruthd to a previous question duly noted)
Possibly a longer acting benzo such as Klonopin? Or a muscle relaxer like Flexeril, skelaxin - there are others I just can't think of them right now. I would think he could prescribe you a muscle relaxer. Hope you get some relief! EJ23
Hello CMP FM. Diazepam has been prescribed over the years for CMP and FM. It is one of the first and oldest of the benzodiazepines prescribed for the various diagnosis that relate to nerve and muscle pain. Regards pledge
I take Valium simply to help me sleep. I take Zanaflex (a muscle relaxer) to help with muscles.
Funny I live in uk see a rheumatoid consultant too. Diazepam seems to give some relief but gp doesn't understand myofascial pain syndrome and doesn't like prescribing it. So frustrating lake of knowledge by gps.
Tried a ton of muscle relaxers and nothing. About the only one I haven't tried is Soma which I heard really works. But I don't want to sound like a drugseeker and ask for it. I did recently ask for valium cause many yrs ago I took it. It worked ok, so I take just a low dose to help w sleep. This time around it doesn't seem to work. I will probably stop taking it.
I have been talking Valium 5mg any Some 350mg 3xday for about 4 years for fibromyalgia. It is the best thing that I have ever had in 40 years. I received disability in February of this year and am receiving Medicaid - big mistake! Now it has taken me months to get my insurance doctors to prescribe Valium, and only 2xday. I fear I may NEVER be able to get the Some back. It was the best thing that I have ever had for fibromyalgia. Will keep trying - the two together gave me my life back. P. S. Medicaid is the worst insurance - I received much better care at the free clinic. If you get disability think twice before you apply for state insurance.
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