The medication your talking about is Flexeril. It is a muscle relaxant. Cyclobenzaprine relieves muscle spasm when the spasm is due to local problems such as in your neck.
Cyclobenzaprine is used together with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of painful muscle conditions. It is only for short-term use, up to 2 to 3 weeks.
Cyclobenzaprine is most often prescribed three times daily but should be taken according to the physician's recommendations.
I guess if I spent the money for a trip to the ER and was Rx a medication that would help me I would give it a try otherwise it makes no sense to go to the ER.
If your taking Ibuprofen or any NSAID you are also going to find a list of side effects that could but don't always happen to people.
If the medication will help you I would encourage you to take it but it is up to you.
I am glad the headache forum members helped you.
I am glad you took the med and that you are willing to take a whole tab if you need to. Good for you, look how you overcame the fear and anxiety.
You can be very proud of you.
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 2/11/2013 8:24:23 AM (GMT-7)