Thursday, March 14, 2013
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) is my friend
I have been able to get my Cyclobenzaprine (the generic of Flexeril) prescription re-filled off and on throughout these years. The doctor only prescribes me with a 20 qty prescription, so I only use it when necessary. Like I still have seven pills remaining from my April 2012 prescription. Therefore, in anticipation of needing this medicine for the next few weeks, I asked my doctor for a re-fill via email, and she kindly re-filled it. I was afraid I would have to make an appointment to go see her to get it - and that office visit would cost me $70 out of pocket, as I'm one of the unlucky 50 million Americans who don't have health insurance. But alas, the prescription doesn't cost me an arm and a leg, it's only like $5 - Thank Jesus, Mary and Buddha! For someone w/o health insurance, and blessed with otherwise excellent health - I consider myself very lucky to only need the assistance of an affordable generic muscle relaxant on occasion during extreme stressful times that freezes up some sensitive muscles.
The only downside is that is leaves me feeling sluggish, so I have to drink coffee to perk myself up a bit. I reckon I'll be using my coffee maker a lot this coming weekend as I have many chapters to read, some journal articles, and a paper to write. The joy it is to be me right now.