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Muscle Spasm 52 reviews 53 medications
   
7.7
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For Muscle Spasm "I have had 5 surgeries on my left shoulder. An unknown bacterial infection was introduced during 2nd surgery after 1st surgery failed. I ended up with a reverse delta arthroplasty. Since the last surgery I have been on high doses of pain killers & have always had Flexeril prescribed for me, though I stopped using it because it never touched the pain from muscle spasms & cramping. Recently, my doctor prescribed Skelaxin. I was astonished at the difference! There was a noticeable difference in 2 days. Taking it 3x/day I got a great deal of pain relief & less muscle pain. Unfortunately, I can't use the drug because even the generic is too expensive for my very limited disability income. I hate knowing it's out there but unavailable to me! :("

   
8.0

Meliannos (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2015

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

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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 "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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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. "

   
10

Anonymous woman November 14, 2013

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"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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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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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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For Muscle Spasm "Good"

   
7.0

Lillu June 12, 2013

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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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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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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 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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Anonymous January 25, 2013

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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 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."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2012

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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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Bwarn (taken for less than 1 month) June 2, 2012

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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."

   
9.0

angemtb (taken for less than 1 month) May 5, 2012

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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."

   
9.0

PateChouxButtercream January 4, 2012

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For Fibromyalgia "I have had fibro and chronic fatigue for years. I used to take Skelaxin occasionally. When I developed degerative bone disease and increasing arthritis, I decided to take it regularly and see what happened. Over a period of a few months, I have found that my pain has reduced significantly. It is one of those drugs that seems to work better when taken regularly as opposed to for an acute attack. The down side is that it is expensive, even in generic form."

   
9.0

dancingcat September 15, 2011

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For Muscle Spasm "I have muscle problems in my upper and lower back from carrying drums in drumline in high school. My back hurts constantly every day (but a very tolerable and mild pain). But those of you with back problems know that you have good days and bad days. On the bad days I started taking 800mg Skelaxin, and it did absolutely nothing for my pain. It provided the same amount of relief that 2 or 3 Aleve provides."

   
4.0

Anonymous July 6, 2011

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For Muscle Spasm "Skelaxin seems to be great. I have taken about 3 days (800mg prescribed 3 x daily). I have even taken on empty stomach (bold move) and walked through a grocery store. It worked great. I was not "foggy" or drunk feeling. I have taken it at work and have not noticed adverse side effects except a slight headache. Nothing good is without some trade-off. I recommend this for those who need daytime/night-time pain relief and do want to feel "doped up" like other muscle relaxers can do."

   
8.0

Josie's Mommy June 11, 2011

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