I hate this back to forum button on the bottom of the screen. THis is the 3rd time I have typed a response. I keep hitting the wrong button. Oh well.
It was prescribed to me by my doctor when I was complaining of muscle aches and pains in the mornings. He prescribed 1 at bedtime. I stopped taking it when I was getting off of the percocets, because I thought the aches and pains were probably from the wds. Last night I couldn't sleep-aches, pains, restless legs, ect-so I took one. Slept like a baby. Woke up feeling rested. I just don't want to replace the perc for this.
r2r-I don't know anything about a soma either. It is a 5mg dose.
I have been taking flexeril for about a year and a half. On and off a couple times. I never had any w/d from it. I have been told by the pharmacist that it does have a sedative in it, that's why it makes you a bit drowsy. I'm supposed to take them 3x's a day, yeah right if I want to sleep on the job. Anywho, you should be ok to take it long term with no problems, but remember every body's different. -zoe
If you are only taking one a night, as prescribed, and only once in a while, I would not worry. They are like Soma...same effect is what I mean. I have a prescription for Soma, but I rarely take them. They knock me on my rear-end and I don't like the feeling.
I am glad you talked about this and you were honest. Just be careful is all.
I don't believe that flexeril are addictive. I have been on Soma's for 4 years, and they are very similiar. Soma is actually a little more potent. I am addicted to Vicodin and CAN NOT go a day without it, but soma's I don't worry about if I am out, and I can usually still sleep good. Maybe not as sound because the soma knocks me on my rear, BUT I have never had any sort of withdrawl from it.
I am perscribed Flexiril and Nuerontin for Scoliosis caused by a severe physical trauma, I know that stopping the nuerontin cold turkey will cause severe withdrawl. I found this out a few weeks ago when I ran out and did not have the money to refill my script for three days. As far as the Flexiril I have found it to be extremely sedating for me. In concern I've tried to wean myself off but find that when I don't take a tablet before bed I will not be able to sleep. i am seeing my PCP in a few days to find some other alternative. I have no "withdrawl symptoms" from the flexiril but know my body needs it more to sleep then for muscle spasms.
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