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   Posted 9/27/2007 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw my pysch we talked for a few mintues. I exlpained that i've been stressed lately, i asked him about adding a small dose of valium for at night like 2mg and he says that he thinks it;s best that i stay on just the klonopin. As cannot be prescribed more than one benzo. Because of addictiion issues and doc practice etc i understood that so i asked about switching over to just valium he said that he has heard that it could make depression worse so he wants me to not change over because they act the same to help relax, i explained to him that i didn't think that the klonopin was helping very much as i am still experincing mass muscle spasms etc and thought that possibly that valium would help better to reduce them he doesn;t think so cause he thinks klono is better. I guess we will see what happens in the next month or so and maybe he will change his mind as i didn't get a chance to really talk about the stressors that has been going on. Anyway i should have maybe that would have helped him to change my meds but i will try to remember on my next appointment to be open about things and go from there thanks if you wish to respond i thanks in advance Twiggy2

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   Posted 9/28/2007 2:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I am being prescribed clonazepam for sleep also, for me I can't take it every night cause then it stops working as well so I try and go without it when I can, or take 50mg of Benadryl to help me get to sleep. The same dr also prescribes me alprazolam for my anxiety attacks because it's faster acting. Benzos do help with muscle cramps but maybe you can ask your dr about a muscle relaxer? A lot of them cause drowziness also, so it could help with sleep too. Regarding the diazepam, I don't know if you have ever taken it before but for me when I had one for a dental procedure, it just made me super loopy, not that tired. Good luck.
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   Posted 9/28/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Twiggy

I am glad that you are keeping in contact with your doctor. I think you are right to take his advice on the valium. I basically walked around like a zombie when I was on it. It is very strong,and it is very addictive.
If you still do not feel that your current med is working after 4-6 weeks,then hopefully he will change you to something else.
Sometimes it takes a few tries in order to get the right meds.

Stay strong and keep us posted.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks i am on baclofen for my back spasms but still experience pain so i take t-3 for pain i will contiune docs orders and hope that i don;t have anymore attacks. Kudos to all who can be meds free someday i maybe as well. Anyway i will keep ya all posted gonna go chill out for a bit bye for know Twiggy2

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   Posted 9/28/2007 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   


I am glad you are talking things out with your physician.  I know Valium can be addicting if you take it over a long period of time.  IMHO it is the better choice if you are looking for the muscle spasm relief.  Be care thow, as you are on a narcotic T3 with sure you discuss with your physician re mixing them all togehter.

He is right, most MDs won't prescribe more than one benzo.

I hope your feeling better soon.

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   Posted 9/29/2007 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

You mustnt do what you want to do without the backing of a doctor. As other people before me have said, valium is an addictive drug and interacts with a large number of meds which can cause problems. I think the doctor has got it right, although if you are still having trouble with you muscle spasms, talk to him about this. There may be something different on the market that he can prescribe for you that will work with the rest of your meds.

Take it easy


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