Flexeril helped at first...now I have insomnia?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shanna68, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Shanna68

    Shanna68 New Member

    My rheumatologist prescribed Flexeril for my sleep problems. I was taking 2.5 mg at first...then increased to 5 mg which used to knock me out. For the past few days though...I've had a horrible bout of insomnia - even taking the Flexeril. Has this happened to anyone else?

    I don't know what to do...it used to help so well and now I feel awful...no sleep...and I'm very exhausted.

  2. shirl517

    shirl517 New Member

    I have taken flexeril (off and on) on really bad
    days but it only knocked me out and then was
    groggy for days (sensitive to meds). I have recently started taking ProHealth multi with malic and my sleep has improved alot so has the muscle pain in the shoulders.
    Sorry you are so exhausted.

  3. Shanna68

    Shanna68 New Member

    Thanks, I'll look that up. I'm almost afraid I've developed a tolerance to the Flexeril.

    I suppose stress could be overwhelming the effects of the Flexeril...I just don't know.

  4. Shanna68

    Shanna68 New Member

    I didn't know Flexeril could be taken that often. I'll ask my rheumy...that is when I find another who is on the PPO list (rolleyes)