Re: substitute for Flexeril???
I take flexeril up to 3x daily and I also take valium 2x daily. Like the other previous posts said there is skelaxin, and zanaflex. I took one and for the life of me, it must be fibrofog, I cannot remember what is was, but anyway the muscle relaxant made me not sleep and feel wound up. I like valium as a muscle relaxant and for anxiety, maybe you could try it, the doctor first put me on 2mg, and I did not feel anything, and then they moved it up to 5 mg, and that worked much better.
I have discovered that muscle relaxants help so much with MPS, and fibromyalgia. Relaxing the muscles really helps with my pain. Flexeril was the only thing that helped me open my jaw from my tmj. I wish it worked for you.
Do you have a good relationship with your doctor? It is so much easier to get good care when you have a doctor that listens and really cares.