valium for stabbing pain?

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tulips
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   Posted 7/14/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
DOes anyone have sharp jab like stabbing pain that can come and go quickly and be in random places.  does valium help that pain  right now i only take bacfen for spasms.

Chutz
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   Posted 7/14/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tulip,

Good to see you again. Do you have a diagnosis for the source of your pain? I would guess that different medications would help different types of pain. But some of the narcotic medications would likely help most of them. Just my opinion on that.

I often get shooting pains down my legs from a pinched nerve at the base of my spine. The oxycodone I take helps with more continuous pain but if I get a 'zinger' it doesn't help much. It's a bit like having some pain medicine in your system and then having someone stomp on your foot. You Would! feel the pain...and so would the person who stomped on my foot!..lol

But if you had something like Valium for the pain it might help somewhat. The other problem is that is you take pain medications for an extended period of time you build up something like an immunity to it. All of your 'receptor sites' where the pain medicine works get full and then it takes a bigger and bigger dose to get the same relief.

Talk to your doctor to find something that would be best suited for you. He also will know if a particular pain medication will be safe with anything else you take.

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sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 7/15/2010 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tulip, I dont have the stabbing pains that you described, but each of us is different. I take valium to help me fall asleep at night. It is a muscle relaxer but doesnt seem to help much when I have leg cramps at night. It does help me to fall asleep though. Ok Im starting to ramble here. Dont know if this has been any help at all.
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vestabula
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   Posted 7/15/2010 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I take valium at night when my Restless Leg Syndrome acts up.  It doesn't do anything for the pain but calms down the twitching and crawling sensations.  I know it is used as a muscle relaxer so it might help with spasms.
 
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tulips
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   Posted 7/15/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

No diagnosis yet...i go a neuromuscular doctor. possibilty is a disorder in the neuromuscular junction. signals are messed up. I take baclofen only. have taken lyrica for nerve pain before but it didnt help.

chutz, i know about the immunity so thats why for years i tried avoiding meds since i am only 32 and scared to get to the point of tried everything and nothing works.

thanksu
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