Hi Jenny and welcome!
I am sorry that you are dealing not only with pain..but with a fear of the thing that can help you.;(
Valium can carry the risk of dependency...however, if you have never had an issue with substance abuse before, and considering how concerned you are about it...you are not likely at risk for becoming addicted.
Here is a site that may explain more about the common fear of taking medication:
Anyway, your presciption should only be for a small amount anyway...for short-term use, and only when you are really suffering with severe pain.
For the long term, you should discuss with your doctor alternative treatments such as physical therapy (strenthening and stretching exercises) or consider seeing a chiropractor perhaps.
I hope that this is helpful...and please post with us anytime.:)
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 2/11/2013 8:24:23 AM (GMT-7)