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!
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
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.
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.
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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