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Old 09-16-2003, 11:47 AM   #1
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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.


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Old 09-16-2003, 12:42 PM   #2
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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

Old 09-16-2003, 05:54 PM   #3
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I take Flexaril at night as well and it works wonders for me.

Old 09-16-2003, 08:44 PM   #4
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How long can you take Flexeril? Is it addictive, e.g. Xanax?

Old 09-17-2003, 03:30 PM   #5
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I was just prescribed Soma. Haven't even had it filled yet, but I'll keep you posted.

I did some research online and found that Soma is addictive, plus you shouldn't mix it with alcohol.

I read, plus was advised by my doctor, that it will really make you loopy, so he said not to take it if I have to get up early in the morning. Yikes.

Will let you know if it works! I'm hoping it'll take care of jaw muscles as well as neck, shoulders, and back. I have such a hard time relaxing, so this should be a nice switch.
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Old 09-19-2003, 07:07 PM   #6
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I was prescribed Skelaxin and am starting it today. Has anyone had any results with it?

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