well, you could certainly ask about Flexaril, but have you tried just taking over the counter Robaxacet first, to see if that helps the muscle spasms?? Sometimes an OTC drug works just as well, especially if you're on other meds as well.
I'm sorry your spasms were so painful....it's hard to even move when they hurt, isn't it. Unfortunately, laying on the couch all weekend isn't going to help the back and in fact, might make it worse. I think that doctors are recommending more stretching and less laying around, as painful as that can be. Not sure if that helps or not...all I know is that spasms are painful (I have constant spasms in the pelvic area because of permanent muscle damage) and you just want them to stop!!!
Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries:[ Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications:Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine and Cesamet, plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily