I had an acdf 9 weeks ago....everything was going to schedule until I tried to stop my muscle relaxant...FLEXERIL. Then...heart palpitations, nervousness, anxiety,slowed gastric emptying,choking sensation got worse, stomach and esophagel spasms, flu-like symptoms. Went on for 8 days...then landed me in the hospital....they said it could be from the retraction of the vegas nerve during the procedure? I am now having a series of heart tests since I have unknown origin tachycardia.
Last night I experimented and took the flexeril...ALL the spasms started all at once...even spasms that had long disappeared....then I fell asleep (no anxiety, no tachy)...woke up and finally had a normal bowel movement????
Where are all these spasms coming from? Is it posible to have withdrawl from flexeril???? I have been taking it regularly fot 5-6 weeks since the surgery and on/off for 6 months?