I am a single parent of three small children (4,3,18 months), i was just prescribed flexeril and after reading the reviews I am a little worried about taking it at night...
Flexeril - Has anyone had trouble waking up to kids?
Added 1 May 2014:
*update* my dr wants me to take it for seven days right before bed so we can see if it helps my neck/back/shoulder pain. if not we need further testing. tonight will be my first night on it and i am fairly nervous.
I was prescribed this for back issues and have found if only take 5mg if absolutely needed during day its not bad but I try to take mine (10mg) before bed but no later than 9:30 10p or I will have issues waking up. I've been on this as needed for 4months now. Best of luck
It doesn't seem to bother some people, and others really get sleepy. I can take it at night, because I'll sleep good and have no trouble getting up the next morning, but I can't take it during the day. I don't know if you have to get up in the middle of the night for a child calling if I'd be able to get up.
And see with me, it never has even made me sleepy. Best thing to do is try it, but with a friend sleeping over to help with the children in case you are too sedated. Other things are to try the half dose (5 mg), take it earlier in the evening, etc. I hope you can work it out, this medication has helped so much with my muscle spasms. Regards - EJ23
Yes, the house could fall down around me and I wouldn't wake up! And I'm groggy for 24 hours after that. I try not to take it unless I'm bed ridden with my back anyway, because I certainly can't go to work when I take it.
- Flexeril Information for Consumers
- Flexeril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (detailed)
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