In the hospital and for home my doctor prescribed valium as a muscle relaxer. I am by no means over-using the valium.
When I went for my 8 week check this past Friday, he said this would be my last prescription for the valium; to use heat if my muscles were in spasms...(which I a doing) at that point I felt a little uncomfortable (was he thinking I was selling them). Basically I had been taking 2-4 mg at bedtime. Well since then I tried to stop taking the valium and I am in TERRIBLE pain..I know a good part is getting used to no collar, doing a bit more. But I am sure I have muscle spasms. I cancelled PT today because of the pain. It seems to me that it would be natural to have spasms when you are using muscles that haven't been used for quite a while, right?
Is there is a less potent muscle relaxer that he wouldn't object prescribing (if and when I need it). I have been on them in the past, but can't remember the names. Thanks.