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Also known as: Skelaxin

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Muscle Spasm 58 reviews 53 medications
   
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Summary of Metaxalone reviews 78 reviews 7.4

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have always suffered from frequent headaches/migraines, and was put on a preventative medication (Nortriptylin). This medication took care of regular headaches/migraines, but not tension related ones. I carry a lot of tension in my shoulders, and was originally prescribed Cyclobenzaprine for the tension along with (generic) Fioricet for the headaches themselves. This combo did not work, so my Dr replaced the Cyclobenzaprine with Metaxalone. This seems to have done the trick! When I feel the tension (w/o a headache) I take the Metaxalone with great results. If there is also a headache the Metaxalone isn't enough, so I add a Fioricet. So far this combo has allowed me to deal with headaches without having to go home and curl in a ball."

   
8.0

Sweet Rogue (taken for less than 1 month) June 15, 2015

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Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: "I've been taking Skelaxin for my back & neck aches, hip pain, & head pain for years. It works well for my pain. Though it's expensive, so I usually break my tablets in halves in order to save."

   
10

Cherrysparkle March 25, 2015

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Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: "During high school I began having several episodes of ridiculous pain in my back (I was a very healthy athlete at that time also) and ended up experiencing numbness in my L leg to the point I could hardly ambulate (I say ambulate because walking was NOT the only thing it effected). My dad, luckily an M. D., gave me samples of Skelaxin. As long as I took it appr. 2.5hrs before a practice or game, it only helped. After that time period, however, my coordination was markedly decreased, though it did tend to take the right fielder by surprise ;) In short, back then I loved it. I just started back on this after appr. 2 yrs off for a potential slipped/herniated/fromhell disc in the L2-L4 region soo.... Fingers crossed!!"

   
8.0

4204pain (taken for less than 1 month) March 16, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "Medicine worked ok but caused a major rash"

   
3.0

Bobbym82 January 30, 2015

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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."

   
9.0

Metaxing (taken for less than 1 month) July 27, 2014

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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."

   
8.0

Jefflaur1 (taken for less than 1 month) July 19, 2014

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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."

   
10

DC in AZ (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2014

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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."

   
5.0

PILL TAKER (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 4, 2014

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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."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 25, 2014

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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."

   
10

joeycee (taken for less than 1 month) March 15, 2014

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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!"

   
9.0

Vacaygirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 23, 2014

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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."

   
9.0

This stuff works! (taken for less than 1 month) January 20, 2014

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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."

   
10

Kymmi (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 10, 2014

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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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Anonymous woman November 14, 2013

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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."

   
5.0

disneygirl876 November 8, 2013

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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."

   
7.0

buffieloo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 10, 2013

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

   
4.0

Holycats7 (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 31, 2013

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Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: "Good"

   
7.0

Lillu June 12, 2013

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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."

   
8.0

Amy7902 June 10, 2013

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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."

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 3, 2013

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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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anonymous999 (taken for less than 1 month) April 16, 2013

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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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CA Medicine Woman (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 27, 2013

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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."

   
10

Anonymous January 25, 2013

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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."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 30, 2012

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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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Buttercup Kitty (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 8, 2012

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