Has anyone had luck with muscle relaxers? My jaw is so tight, and I can feel the muscle spasm. I went to my orthodontist today, but she wouldn't prescribe anything. I am curious to know if any of you are taking them, what kind, dosage...also, can you take them during the day and drive, go to work, etc.
I take the muscle relaxer flexeril 3 hours prior to bedtime and it is working great. Don't know what I'd do without it. The prescription is for 10mg. but I have only been taking 1/2 pill for the last 3 weeks and it is still working for me. I don't take them during the day as they do cause drowsiness. Hope this helps you. Take care, Shell
I too use Flexeril - it's a lifesaver, 5 mg about 9 p.m. and it helps with the next day's pain as well. I then use Vioxx 25 in the morning. Doctors really don't want their patients to stay on Flexeril long-term, you don't become addicted but can become dependent on it. I've talked this over with the pharmacist and my medical doctor, neither are concerned about it's long-term use and I say if it works then I'm going to use it! It's about the only thing that helps with the pain so I can get some rest.