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   Posted 3/16/2009 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I just keep seeing this over and over again in posts everybody saying ..... I took flexeril, it did nothing. It was also one of the first prescriptions my doctor gave me and same thing, it did nothing.
I'm not looking for any feedback here myself cause I don't use that medication anymore, this is just a general complaint ... lol .... has anybody had positive effects from taking this med.

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   Posted 3/16/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
It helped me sleep really well! turn
Fibromyalgia: 2008

Effexor 150 mg, Flexril 5 mg, Gabapentin 600 mg

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   Posted 3/16/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there, I have been on a combo of flexeril, ultram and cymbalta for a few years. It works really well for me.
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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I occassional take it for back spasms.  It works fot that.  And yes, it does help with sleep!!

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   Posted 3/17/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
 When I take Flexeril it makes me sleep and it keeps me drowsy for at least 48 hours. I feel like it stays in my system extra long. The new version of if (I forget what it's called that works for 24 hours, that just makes it worse for me and I stay drowsey even longer) I find that Soma seems to work better for me and leaves my system quicker, which is generally what I need so I can go to work the next day
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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   Posted 3/17/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on flexiril for 6 weeks does nothing for me but make me groggy all day long

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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
From my understanding it is a muscle relaxer, but it is also works as a anti-depressant. Thats why the doctor wanted me to take it everyday.  I don't, no thankyou.  It takes me a whole day to come out of the groggyness it leaves me in when I take it night.

Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto Thyroid disease, Chronic pain.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
It helps me sleep great and that's a plus for me!!! I only take it before bed.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   

I take it & it has helped me immensely.  I use Melatonin with it to help me go to sleep & I only use it at night for sleep.  I sleep very well, unless I am flaring with Fibro, because I get such insomnia with the Fibro.  I do sleep alot of hours & I allow myself the sleep.  I used to try to get up after 8 hours of sleep but with both Fibro & CFS it is a battle of sleepy vs insomnia & groggy vs refreshed.  I don't think I could use it if I was working & had to get up.  Hugs, Denise

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   Posted 3/18/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
it was a night mare for me it made me feel like I had restless leg syndrome it does help my back but the legs are miserable when i take it I actually cut them in half now and that seems to be better. my new rhuemy said that she has found that most fibros do not benifit from flexeril.
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