My husband takes Xanax for the burning (nerve pain). As the last poster said, (diazepam), It's similar. All benzos seem to work. It was literally like a life saver in the way of pain. Not so much in other areas of life. Unfortunately they are addictive, and you will build a tolerance over time (need more to work). I don't know if I'd recommend it or not. But it works. We didn't really want involved with it either, but, when you're burning alive..... it seemed like we had no other choice. He's been on it for 4 years or so. It's hard to find a doc (here ) who wants to prescribe it. It should be treated with respect and used only when absolutely necessary. We've tried Lyrica, and lots of other things, including Oxycodone. But they did nothing for the burning. Benzos work. Good luck. My heart aches for all of you guys who have to deal with this.