Is this not safe??
I've had hard time falling asleep so I've been taking muscle relaxer that was for neck pain?
Question posted by Blondy77 on 11 Dec 2013
Last updated on 29 April 2019 by julieann930
I understand being taken off medicines when the benefits outweigh the risks. Unfortunately, we may be left to fend for ourselves. I have anxiety and insomnia and back pain which has never been truly looked at, because insurance doesn’t cover an MRI. Anyway, I was given Flexeril for muscle spasms. It didn’t do much for pain, but it did relax me. So much so, that I couldn’t form words. I wouldn’t recommend it as a regular sleep aid. Ambien is a great aid if you tend to overthink at night. If pain is causing your insomnia, then maybe Advil PM would work. Out of the natural sleep aids, I’ve found some success with KAVA KAVA.
Hi there Blondy! If you can get some time off work, then you could adjust to whatever med you take. Flexeril is the best muscle relaxer I've taken and it can make you sleep, and definitely drowsy. I think it's okey to take it. Does it work for sleep? I agree with others, in that a med for specifically sleep is the best route to go. Zyprexa, Trazadone, Klonopin, Ambien and Effexor are just a few meds that will help you sleep. Ask your doc. He/she knows your history.
Now, get some sleep and get back with me and let me know what your doc says, please.
Faith, Hope and Love,
I have a prescription for soma for my back pain, and I usually take it at bedtime because it does help me to sleep... If I take it during the daytime, it makes me very drowsy.
Hope this helps!
I'm sure you are safe. Muscle relaxers help with sleep, but do be cautious so you don't become addicted.
Best wishes and hope you get your Z's,
I take Ativan which is prescribed for many reasons... like anxiety, for instance... but it is sedating as well and prescribed for me as a sleep aid. It works really well, too.
What muscle relaxer are you taking? Is it a current prescription or left over from an injury you sustained? I ask this way because it may be difficult to get that refilled if you are using it for reasons other than what it was originally prescribed. Why not ask your doctor for a true sleep aid or perhaps a referral to a specialist for a sleep study?
You may need something else to help you sleep and a proper, refillable prescription is the way to go so you don't find yourself without medication when the one you are using runs out. A proper prescription is one that has your name on it.
Please see a doctor.
You did not say what muscle relaxer you were using,,I take Flexeril/cyclobenaprine 3x a day..andit is sedating..I was given Soma when I was in a rehab center after being rearended at a light at 50mph..and as it is metabolized to meprobamate..it is probably also sedating If you are not mixing other meds or alcohol with it..it is probably safe..but better to ask your doc for a med designed for sleep trazodone is an example though it may leave you feeling spaced out in the morning,depending on the dose
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