I have many health problems. The one that is really bad right now is Gastroparsis which They can't do anything for me. last month I was in the er twice trying to stop the pain in my lower belly and the throwing up. I can handle pain, I have chronic pain in life, When I get cramps, severe cramps and they do not stop and get nauseated and sometimes can't stop throwing up. I hate that feeling. Nausea is the worse feeling there is and I have it pretty much 24 7. one of the doctors gave me two valiums that was very hard to keep down but I finally did and it helped with the pain and the cramps. My one regular dr gave me one prescrip for it but he says their addictive and he won't again,. He also got me a pain doc because he didn't feel right giving me pain meds not that I don't need them but not regular practioners do not like giving out anything like that even if you need it on a regular basis. so I get my pain meds for my pain doc. My shrink which is a person I see for two minutes and he feels out a prescriptions and let me go. he has me on ativan 1mg three times a day that really doesn't help. I am thinking of asking him if he could change it to Valium. It helps me relax way more then the ativan. way way more and it takes cramps away from my stomach which makes me not throw up as much. I don't know what to do. I am in extreme pain from arthritis in my back and bulging discs and I have fibromyalgia for years. I take 350 synthroid for my tyroid which no one I ever heard of takes that much and my doctor said that is extreme but he doesn't do anything about it especially since the blood test says I need more. average is 15o-175 and I did see something online if you take more then 300 you might have surgery done. I just don't know what to do. I can't handle throwing up and not stopping. also the pain doc took half my pain meds away to see i that would help, not as yet except making me hurt more. I know valium is addictive but isn't ativan. which I know I am not addicted to that. I don;t want to live like this. I take 20 prescribed meds some are as needed but about 16 I have to take for all kinds of things, diabetes, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, ibs, diverticulites, allergies, Fybromyalgia, depression pills for being so depressed about being so sick.I just want to know if you think I should ask him or not about the valium.