I'm 7 weeks post op from a PLIF on L4/L5, and feeling pretty good. Pain meds are down to one a day if needed. My doc has suggested I stay on the Flexeril, but I have developed some side effects in the past 3 or 4 weeks, such as deep depression, really crazy dreams, problems urinating, just to mention a few. I took a look at the side effects listed, and these are all listed as possible. I stopped taking the Flexeril for a several days, and the problems all went away. HAPPY!! Now, I am having muscle spasms in my legs at night that I just can't take. It looks like I'm trying to kick start a 747. Some spasms in the back too. Waiting on a call from my doc, and hoping he can put me on something else. A callback can take several days, especially with the weekend, so I'm looking for advice or suggestions to help with the issues. Alternative muscle relaxers, exercises, or nutritional changes? My wife is about to evict me from the bedroom.