Does anyone know if Flexeril aka Cyclobenzaprine effects the heart? Or maybe I should say does it effect the heart very much, because I'm sure it does a little. I'm concerned with raising or lowering Blood Pressure? It might be good if it tends to lower it, but it would be bad if it raises it. My doc gave it to me for leg cramps at night, but he gave me enough to take it in the day too, if I needed it. I'm hoping it might help with rls. And I think I'm getting rls from excessive anxiety. The doc I have right now is alright, but he doesn't want to treat me for my chronic anxiety which is very bad right now due to forces that are out of my control.
I have fibromyalgia and my Dr rx's flexeril(10mg) for me. I take it 3x a day. I don't believe it effects my heart and my Dr gave me no warning regarding that. It used to make me a lttle tired but I have been on it for awhile and it doesn't make me sleepy anymore..it does help with RLS. I take .5 mg of xanax at night fo ranxiety and to help with insomnia. I have taken xanax for 22 yrs at the same dose and not built up a tolerance or abused it(which alot of ppl do that's why Drs are avoiding it)
anyway..as far as flexeril, I believe, from my point of view it has been very helpful and not effected my BP or heart.
Hope this helps?
I haven't heard anything about Flexeril affecting the heart Thor. I've used it for some 15 years now (with a short break this year) and never saw anything about heart problems. I know I saw on another thread that you are having problems with your heart, and I wanted you to know that I am praying for you. I hope you can get whatever help is needed and regain your health! -
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