The drug cyclobenzaprine, found in the prescription drugs Flexeril and Amrix, keeps popping up as a possible fibromyalgia treatment. While it may not be the wonder drug we've hoped for, it might be able to help you manage your symptoms.
I've been taking cyclobenzaprine on and off for a few years. When my doctor first prescribed it for muscles spasms, she said it might also help me sleep. It helps - some - with both problems, and unlike most medications, it doesn't give me horrible side effects unless I take it really regularly. Then I start getting headaches.
Of course, that's just my experience. We're all different.
To help you make informed decisions about your treatment, I've put together a profile of this drug that includes the fibromyalgia research as well as side effects. You can find it here:
Have you taken cyclobenzaprine? How did it work for you? Leave your comments below!
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