Last week at my 6 week follow up with NS, he told me to stop taking taking Flexiril/Cyclobenzaprine. He said that it doesn't really help with muscle spasms, but works more like Valium in that he relaxes you. I was taking 10mg 3x daily and went cold turkey on Friday and that night I threw up and felt sick all weekend and into this week. I never made the connection that my sudden sickness was possibly due to withdrawal until I did a search online.
Anyone else have/had similar symptoms: nausea, upset stomach, massive headaches, insomnia and feeling anxious? I haven't been sleeping well since Friday, so I took one last night and had the full night's rest. I can't believe NS didn't tell me to slowly taper off. I'm going to try to take half a pill tonight and see how I do. Any suggestions?
2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches