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
19 Aug 2013
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
7 Oct 2013
I take Valium simply to help me sleep. I take Zanaflex (a muscle relaxer) to help with muscles.
31 Jan 2014
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.
26 Jun 2014
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.
29 Jul 2017
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.
28 Aug 2018
Diazepam is the only thing that works. It relaxes the muscles so you don’t fight against the pain and also the uptight muscle does not press against a nerve. I take about two every few days when I find nothing else can relax me. Diazepam is nowhere near as addicting as the other prescriptions the pharmaceuticals and doctors want you on. That’s why they make it so hard to get something that actually works
29 Aug 2018
Hi! I take Valium and Flexeril for TD but it helps with the fibro too. I've tried other muscle relaxants but Flexeril works the best. I initially took the Valium to help me sleep and for anxiety but it carries over to the fibro too. I've taken both for about 4 years now. Ruth
9 Jun 2020
I've also been on valium 5mg and zopiclone 7.5mg for almost 20years due to suffering severe panic attacks, anxiety,depression due to the loss of my newborn son passing away aswell as an ectopic and 8 miscarriages, I moved to a different area showed my new GP my prescription from where I used to live and he stopped everything saying I didn't need these meds, since living up here i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia I'm in constant pain he hadn't even recieved my notes from my old GP so I rang to complain and he lowered me on 2mg valium and 3.75mg zopiclone which no longer touch the pain, I never leave home as I live in a top flat and I have to walk up 4 flights of steps otherwise, I dont know who to turn too next I was under a specialist from the rheumatoid arthritis who diagnosed me with fibromyalgia due to the pain I'm in, is there any other help out there to give me advice who Im better off seeing?