I have narcolepsy with cataplexy (cataplexy: a sudden episode of muscle weakness typically triggered by strong emotions) and I was recently prescribed flexeril for some back muscle pain, but since it is a muscle relaxant I am worried if it will make my cataplexy worse.
I also have narcolepsy with cataplexy and have found Flexeril to be very effective in reducing or at least lessening the severity of my cataplectic episodes. I take Flexeril for muscles spasms and tension, brought on by stress usually. Flexeril kind of broke the viscous cycle of stress= Muscle spasms= pain= more stress.
- Flexeril Information for Consumers
- Flexeril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (detailed)
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