I'm frustrated, but not complaining, as while I recently incurred a neck injury in a rear-ender, it's minor and I'm not experiencing any persistent pain. However, the doc prescribed Flexeril to treat my tight neck muscles. That's where the problem began (the rear ender was the catalyst).
Immediately the next day, I noticed I was unable to function at work, despite not having taken a pill over 16 hours prior. I went home. Stupidly, I took another that evening; that was the final pill (I'm not taking ANY other medications). I never picked up the other prescription the doc made in response to my complaints about side effects, primarily due to the fact that I was suspicious the side effects were persistent.
It's been over 10 days now and I can only describe with frustration as the following:
-short-term retention issues (memory?), with having details, numbers/dates to be repeated to me several times.
-general fog or 'blankness'
-difficulty composing letters, text/documentation for work
-difficulty forming complex sentences verbally and/or completing a conversation without stumbling on words
-inability to grasp a common word to communicate (while this has been an issue...I'm 42...it's magnified x10 this last week)
-almost complete inability to complete my job as manager
Again, all of the above are 'persistent' 10 days after stopping dosage. I have an upcoming appointment with my GP, but I'm skeptical of his reaction unless I steer him in a direction of which I'm currently oblivious to.
I'd appreciate any input or similar stories about Flexeril.
Thanks much and hope you all feel better, as most (if not all) of what I read make me pale in comparison.
edit: corrected a typo. I did fail to mention extreme difficulty typing, which is also persistent. I previously could type consistently 45-50wpm, now only able to manage half that, with many errors (spell-check is my new friend).