Hi Brian: I take Flexeril. It does make me somewhat woozy and sleepy, so I try to only take it in the evening, if possible. Maybe it's just me, but I seem to feel its effects even when I wake up in the morning (that's not necessarily a bad thing, though!). It really does seem to help with stiffness, muscle spasms and cramping. The spasms and cramping are usually worse overnight for me, so Flexeril is helpful there.
I like Robaxin for daytime use and I don't get as woozy taking that. But I should mention I don't like to drive while taking any meds.
I also use muscle rub creams and as I mentioned in a recent post, the Amish Arthritis Cream has really worked well for me. Sometimes I find the restless leg creams are also helpful. The Ben-Gay type of muscle rubs are good, too and there are several brands of generic. I prefer using unscented creams, but that's not always possible.
Wish you the best!