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Muscle Relaxants

Aug 19, 2017 8:31 AM

Does anyone take muscle relaxers before bed? If so, what do take? How well does it work? Side effects? Thank you

Aug 19, 2017 10:21 AM

I am sorry I don't take any. I hope you find something that will ease your pain 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Aug 19, 2017 10:41 AM

They work best if taken occasionally. If taken every day you tend to get a rebound effect making the pain worse.

Aug 19, 2017 6:43 PM

My doctor just started me on Flexerill, I'm suppose to take it 3 times a day but I just take it at night. I have been on it before and it really doesn't help that much. Sometimes I take 2 and then it works a little.

Aug 19, 2017 8:03 PM

I haven’t taken a muscle relaxant in 15 years. I remember it knocked me out cold and I woke up next afternoon so groggy. I think it was flexiril or skelaxen. I would just like something for sleep to use in addition to melatonin. I have tried the antidepressants and can’t take those. Guess I will keep searching. 😀 Thank you, everyone.

Aug 19, 2017 10:53 PM

I usually take xanaflex or I wake up in knits. Just a FYI @Painedlady do not know if this has ever been a problem but flexeril has,been known to trigger a-fib in some patients. I had issues but most if my friends do not. Just keep it in mind incase you feel your heal flopping around real fast go to the ER if that happens

Aug 20, 2017 12:00 AM

@LMB, thank you for the advice. I have taken flexerill before but it was a long time ago so I will be on the lookout of the bad side effect.

Aug 20, 2017 5:40 PM

I take 3 Tizanidine a day. Soma works best but I can't take it with my pain medication.

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