232328 tn?1207093671
Flexeril
Hi there. I was prescribed flexeril today for some back pain. Can anyone tell me exactly what it is? If it is addicting? Will it make me sleepy/hyper, etc?


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It is not addictive.  It will make you very sleepy, it is a muslce relaxer.  I reccommend taking it only before bed.  If it doesn't make you sleepy than take it during the day as well.
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I used flexeril for back pain, and to be honest it did nothing...The doctor told me it was going to make me sleepy and it did not...It is a muscle relaxent...
I ws on the 10mg dose....
So then he switched me to zanaflex, and i can only take it at nite because it makes me knock out....I don't take it all the time, only when my back is hurting as i think that one can be addicting
i am sure others will give you their experience on it!
r2r
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340590 tn?1290955741
i am with r2r.  i took it and i didnt feel anything.  it is not suppose to be physically addictive.  but i do think you can get mentally addicted, so be   careful.
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401095 tn?1351395370
I take flexeril very occasionally....it does make me sleep...like 10-12 hours if i take it so i know i could never take it during the daytime...i have a low resistence to muscle relaxers i think after reading on here...zanaflax really knocks me out...when i do take a flexeril...i take 5 mg if i can  10 only if i feel i am really hurting...it gives me a hang over a little bit in the morning and that is why i rarely take it ..everyone is different tho   perhaps if i took it more often maybe the drowsiness  would not be as bad...not supposedly addicting but then again i see people posting about all knds of stuff that i never knew was addicting like nyquil..non-narcotic tho and should be safe to take
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198154 tn?1337790865
I take it and zanaflex,  3 at a time, if either does anything I really cant tell.  

*The combo of 3 Flexeril and 3 Phenergan do help me sleep
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463872 tn?1215657337
It always knocked me out.  I did not like it at all, especially the next day I would still be very groggy.  Be careful with it.  I hope your hubby will be up to taking care of the baby at night in case it knocks you out.

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482050 tn?1208398429
Flexeril does NOTHING for me.  The Dr. prescribed something else, I can't remember what it was, but it knocked me out cold!  It really did relax me.  
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435658 tn?1257809381
flexeril knocks me out cold and gives me dry mouth bad, i hate it. but it worked good on my back when i did a c-section on a cow and she didn't like it and kicked me duuuu lol
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437415 tn?1211833156
According to pharmacies it isn't a controlled substance, but that still doesn't mean someone couldn't like it too much, right?  I've had it a long time ago.  It didn't help me and now when I need something extra for my neck I take zanaflex which as worried said is as strong as I need.
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429432 tn?1343597790
My husband just takes it as needed, it doesn't seem to be addicting to him.
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All it did for me was make me extremely tired. It never helped with the pain. I remember I had so much pain in my shoulder one morning before work and had nothing else to take for the pain that I took one. Big mistake. Never again. I was sooooooo tired all day and kept nodding off. Probably good to help to sleep at night.
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Today, I was given flexeril for a pulled muscle. I have anxiety issues and a touch of sleep apnea. I was wondering if this medicine would give me anxiety issues? Or just make me calm?
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