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Stress board

I am a chronic pain patient. My Dr. has me taken 3 mg of zanax a day for anxiety and cramping. (Zanax's do not seem to help with the stress) Out of the following four meds, what is the strongest (most appropriate med to take): Zanax, Valium, Klonipin, or Adivan? Thanks for your help.

Hi Wade,
I'm also dealing with a lot of severe pain--in my legs as well bad headaches and jaw pain. I was told by my doctor that Xanax wouldn't help me much. I believe it is the weakest of the pills that you named.
My doctor put me on Ativan(Lorazepam), and I'm taking 2-3mg a day. I've been on it for 2 weeks now. I can tell you that the worst of my pain was at night, and the Lorazepam has really taken away my shooting leg pains, which I think is amazing! It's really helped me get some rest. I also take the Lorazepam during the day as needed--I split the 1mg pill in half and it helps if I'm anxious, having a panic attack, and it helps me deal with the pain during the day.
I know someone who is taking Klonepin, and I was told that it is stronger than Ativan. I don't know about Valium--I would think that might be the strongest of the four medicines you named.

Take care
to wade
it all depends on the dose, all are valium type meds and all can relax the muscles

quinine might help with the cramping, it helps me