Hi to all... I am new here--preliminary Dx ablut 10 days ago. Found what I hope will be a wonderful Rheumy--I am to go back in a couple of weeks. He gave me Rx for flexeril 10 mg. to take 1 at bedtime to relax and catch up on sleep. I told him that I have prob's with lots of meds--over react and that I take the "kids dose" of most. He said no prob--went to get Rx for the 5mg size which he ok'd. But in the meantime took a 10 mg b/c I felt really awful last nite. D/H took them after back surgery 1-3times a day with no problems! Well, 11pm took pill--by 12:30 felt 'drugged!" asleep: Like the tv show where anethesia failed---mind awake body 'gone' b/c of drugs. Tried to start day at 7:30 as usual--after shower and 1 coffee still druggy---body felt like jello, eyes blurry/foggy, hands shaky, body sore and headache. Went to bed and "slept" most of day--till almost 6pm!!! OMG--this was awful: tried to drink fluid when I did wake a bit over the day. Figured it would flush it out. Just had to sleep-it-off I guess. D/H doesn't understand that it was NOT restful, and doesnt get that I reacted differently than he does--"you're just not normal! The drug cant affect you this long--could this be in your head--comon' try to snap out of this !?" (such moral support--sigh* ) Anyway--how do you all function with all these drugs! Vicodin can do the same to me--darvocet is ok sometimes. But have only had these for post sugery. Usually just take regular Tylenol.... Any advise would be appreciated---is this gonna be a bumpy ride?? Looking back I've probably had this for a few years. Now that I see you writing about "flares". BTW how often and when/why do you "flare"--how long does it last? Then are you "ok" afterward? So many questions....sorry. Thanks for listening... Cshellz * *picked the name b/c I love to walk on the beach--havent been able to go for a few monthes! Wish I could get there!