Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by marecee58, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. marecee58

    marecee58 New Member

    After taking Elavil for four weeks and it not having any effect whatsoever on the aches and pains associated with this condition, I called my doc yesterday morning to ask her if we could try Flexeril. No problem ... she called in a prescription for me and after just one day on it, I am feeling "significantly" better. Also, not nearly as lethargic as the Elavil made me feel.

    Isn't it interesting how the various medications effect us all SO differently.

  2. PAT

    PAT New Member

    Because Elavil did help me with the pain, and especially sleep, and Flexiril wiped me out!!!
    I am always interested in how differently meds affect all of us, and wonder WHY? What is it about out chemistry, DNA, whatever, that makes each person respond so differently?

    Oh, I had to stop the Elavil after a year because I gained so much weight and was so tired all of the time.
    I use trazadone and ultram now.
    Good luck with the flexiril, I know it works wonders for some.
    Patti G