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Also known as: Skelaxin

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Review by Metaxing (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Muscle Spasm: The pain in my lower back due to some extreme exercise moves reacted immediately to this medication. The first sign of improvement was when I lifted myself out of bed first morning after starting: 800 mg 3x a day. However, ended up in the hospital a couple of days later due to severe nausea and loss of consciousness. May be a combination of things that were going on. Still on it after about two weeks, and I am experiencing nausea and loss of appetite, as well as sleepiness. Physical therapy along with this is working well. I am about to ask the doctor if I can only take as needed.

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July 27, 2014 1:23 AM

Review by Jefflaur1 (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Muscle Spasm: An absolutely excruciating sharp pain in my shoulder woke me up..so severe I cried for my wife to take me to the ER at 3am. Turned out to be a pinched nerve in the neck sending pain to the shoulder. A prescription for Metaxalone was given that I got filled along with Naproxen. The Metaxalone works very well for me. I split the pills into two halves and use when it feels like the shoulder pain will flare up. No "loopyness" or drowsiness. I am a 24 year recovering alcoholic and this medication works well.

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July 19, 2014 4:28 PM

Review by DC in AZ (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Fibromyalgia: I've suffered with fibromyalgia pain for the last seven years. I just started taking this last week and have already been able to cut my pain medicines in half! For the first time in years, I had a full, active weekend! What a relief.

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June 9, 2014 4:40 PM

Review by PILL TAKER (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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5.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: I have been taking this medicine due to lower back trouble. When I first took it, it worked great, now all it does is put me to sleep.

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June 4, 2014 2:32 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: This medicine is expensive but amazing. I was taking 70mgs or more of Norco a day! I have not had a Norco for 3 months thanks to this medication! I was always in pain, even with the large doses of pain medicines. Skelaxin has actually stopped my pain, severe swelling in muscles and the numbness in my hands and feet is almost gone. I was prescribed 3, 800 mgs a day but only take 400 in the morning and 400 in the evening, and some days I take none at all. I am very pleased with it, other then the very high cost.

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April 25, 2014 7:59 AM

Review by joeycee (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: I take Skelaxin on occasion when my back has been stressed from excessive use, having 2 bulging discs. When stressed, my back tenses and I have severe back pain. One pill for about two days always relieves the pain and I get back to normal. The only side effect I get is flushing of my face.

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March 15, 2014 8:28 AM

Review by Vacaygirl (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: Wow, was prescribed this for back issues that were apparently muscular in nature, but I was convinced was an actual spinal issue. The pain in my back was so bad. At the same time, my doc's were trying in vain to find out what was causing chronic diarrhea for the past 1-2 years, with no luck. Once I started on Skelaxin, not only has my back improved incredibly, all of a sudden, for the first time in a very long time, the diarrhea is gone as well! Love this medicine. Take it before bed, sleep great and wake up very clearheaded, and not in pain!

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January 23, 2014 12:33 PM

Review by This stuff works! (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Muscle Spasm: I never had any back problems until I reached my upper 40s. If I wasn't careful, I would somehow manage to pull my lower back muscle. The pain was relentless, and nothing I took really helped; it only took the edge off. Very fortunately, a doctor recommended I take Skelaxin/Metaxalone, and FINALLY something helped! So now I always keep a bottle in my medicine cabinet, just in case! The only downside is that it causes constipation, but I just make sure I eat extra fiber & drink extra water.

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January 20, 2014 12:14 AM

Review by Kymmi (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: Highly recommend. I have a C5 pinched nerve which affects my left arm, fingers are numb, & pain in spine. I was taking 700-1050 mg of Soma, 2-3xs daily & Norco 10/325 2-3xs a day. NOT ANY MORE. I take 1 medicine 3 xs a day and feel great. Very rarely do I have to add Norco. This medicine has been a Godsend! Cannot live without it, no surgery for me.

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January 10, 2014 11:25 PM

Review by Anonymous woman:

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10

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: For low back pain since I had 2 protruding discs several years ago, I take tramadol for pain and Skelaxin for muscle relaxing. It must be the name brand Skelaxin which works perfectly as the generic causes me to be foggy, loopy, and tired as the med wears off after 3 and a half hours. I also find I don't trust my driving or decision making on the generic.

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November 14, 2013 11:34 PM

Review by disneygirl876:

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5.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for : I feel like the Skelaxin (Metaxalone) works sometimes. If I am in real pain it does nothing other than make me flighty and unable to realize I am in pain. But, it does not relieve the pain. I am not sure what I have yet because I am going through the testing processes. I would not ever want to be put on this medication again for severe pain because it does not work. I have been dizzy and have loss of memory quite often also.

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November 8, 2013 1:59 AM

Review by buffieloo (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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7.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Fibromyalgia: I take metaxalone when I feel the pain coming on. For at least three days then I stop because I have to still take aspirin for other conditions. It alleviates some of the pain.

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September 10, 2013 6:18 PM

Review by Holycats7 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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4.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Fibromyalgia: Helped sleep but caused restless legs syndrome.

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August 31, 2013 12:39 PM

Review by Lillu:

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7.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: Good

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June 12, 2013 11:04 AM

Review by Amy7902:

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8.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Fibromyalgia: I was having one of my "bad" days. I was expected at my Mother's 80th Birthday party. I took the Skelaxin and felt well enough to go. I am not one for taking medication. I should have brought the next dose with me, I had to leave the party due to the pain.

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June 10, 2013 9:02 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: Started Skelaxin for muscle spasms in low back, upper back and neck. My first try at taking it I took it 3x/day for a couple of days and on next visit to Dr. told her that I could not take it on a routine basis like that due to the sleepiness. She told me to take it on an as needed basis. I also tried it just at bedtime and thought it was that which was making me so terribly hard to wake up the next morning. So I stopped that. But within the last week I must have strained the muscles in my lower back, I was having terrible pain and tenseness in my upper back. Also for the past few nights I have fallen asleep on the couch sitting up and developed horrible pain in my neck. I decided to try it again while others were around and it has been working.

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June 3, 2013 9:34 PM

Review by anonymous999 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: 1st time onset of cervical pain with upper extremity radiculopathy. Steroid taper did not help, Norflex did not help, Relafen did not help. Skelaxin, wow, 2 doses in and the pain is virtually gone. I also received a tramadol prescription but will likely not need it.

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April 16, 2013 4:21 AM

Review by CA Medicine Woman (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Muscle Spasm: Was prescribed this medicine after weeks of crippling muscle spasms due to CRPS in lower left leg, ankle, and foot. Very effective at 800 mg 3x daily. My neighbors are relieved I no longer awaken screaming in pain from the spasms, as am I. Very expensive, but worth it.

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January 27, 2013 7:04 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Fibromyalgia: I have fibromyalgia, scleroderma and polymyositus, all have to do with muscle pain and tendon pain. I must say, I went from shuffling in the morning, not being able to walk, to feeling little pain. It's been a month now. I am also on methadone, which, by itself, did not help. I do feel very fatigued, and out of sorts, but, I would rather be like this than the way I was in pain.

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January 25, 2013 8:33 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Fibromyalgia: Went to the doctor yesterday due to muscle spasms from fibromyalgia. She put me on Skelaxin and it's WONDERFUL. I actually felt half way decent for the first time in forever, even able to get some much needed household chores done.

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October 30, 2012 9:56 AM

Review by Buttercup Kitty (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Fibromyalgia: Although this medicine is very expensive, I only need 400mg every couple of days. I am able to purchase 3-5 800 mg pills per pharmacy visit. I only need to take it when in pain, and it works very quickly, so I'm not changing to another medicine. Flexeril makes me dizzy, dry, and doesn't work as well. Lyrica also makes me dizzy and nauseated. So metaxalone is my blessing. I'm very glad and surprised that I also don't have any side effects, as I am very sensitive to most medicines. Good luck everyone with Metaxalone. It works like a charm for me.

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September 8, 2012 1:36 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: I've had muscle spasms for 34 years. Nothing has worked to relieve the pain. I took two Skelaxin in four hours and there has been no relief of pain or drowsiness.

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July 25, 2012 12:22 AM

Review by Bwarn (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: I injured my back at work, it got to the point where it was difficult to get out of bed. My doctor put me on Skelaxin and tramadol, in a matter of weeks I was back to work and feeling 100% better.

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June 2, 2012 1:05 AM

Review by angemtb (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Fibromyalgia: I have fibromyalgia and couldn't handle the pain any longer. I went to the doctor today and they put me on Skelaxin. I took one pill and it was like a miracle. AWESOME. They also put me on Lyrica and I haven't taken it yet today. Hoping the 2 meds together will help.

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May 5, 2012 12:04 AM

Review by PateChouxButtercream:

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9.0

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Fibromyalgia: I have fibromyalgia and more recently have been dealing with severe stenosis in my L5 as well as my L2.3.4 that can only be described as crippling. I have been on Skelaxin for two days and I thought my husband and my teen were going to cry because they got their wife and mom, respectively, back, and I can sleep longer than 4 hours at a time. It is nice.

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January 4, 2012 6:56 AM

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