Valerian Root

In January of 2015, I was abruptly discontinued from taking Klonopin 0.5 mgs up to 2 x a day. This was a Workers Compensation denial to continue using it. At the same time I was discontinued on Lidoderme patches and reduced from 90 mgs of Cymbalta to 30. Previously at 120 mgs of Cymbalta. This was the beginning of my major decline. I was already downward spiraling from the 2014 denials and delays. I didn’t appeal the decision.

In January of 2016 I went through the same thing. Finally, I appealed this decision, yet had never received the Cymbalta or Zonegran that I was left with after all the cuts. I had gone to Hawaii to accept the Bakken Award that I had won without the only pain medication I was using. BuTRANS 5 mcg, which had been increased to 10 mcg for the purpose of trying to go, yet I never received it either. The week of my break down I called my pain management clinic of 12 years and let them know I wasn’t well several times. My plea was never answered beyond the messages I had left. I had even asked to speak to the psychologist there. A week after my attempted suicide hold I went to my already scheduled appointment and I told the PA what had happened and how the non opioid medication withdrawal had effected me. I told her that had her report clarified my situation I would have never been denied. This was proven later on appeal which I had won. The appeal was via me and my actual pain doctor there, yet she claimed in later reports she had no knowledge of my denials, delays or withdrawal from those medications. I was fired as a patient.

After the incidents of a couple of days ago, I was concerned for myself. I wasn’t sure anymore again. The impact of what I’m dealing with now couldn’t be just okay. Too many steps to resolve it.

So I went and got Valerian Root. Vitamin B12 sublingual, B1, Magnesium, fish oil, and D3. Thankful to my mom for helping me get these.

What is valerian?


Valerian is a flowering plant, the root of which is dried and used as an herbal remedy.

Valerian has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating sleep problems (insomnia).

Other uses not proven with research have included treating anxiety, stress, depression, attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, tremors, epilepsy, menopause symptoms, and other conditions.

It is not certain whether valerian is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. Valerian should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Valerian is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Valerian may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.


For more information

Valerian Root Dosage for Anxiety and Sleep

It’s not just pain I’m trying to heal from but all the trash that came with it. When I’m able to do that I’ll be everything again that chronic pain destroyed.



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