I have been on flexeril for only one week and I have gained 6.5 pounds since starting this medication, is that normal? Can it just be making my body retain fluid?
Weight gain is not common side effect for this medication. Common Flexeril side effects include: In these studies, the most common side effects with Flexeril included:
* Drowsiness -- in up to 39 percent of people
* Dry mouth -- up to 32 percent (see Flexeril and Dry Mouth)
* Dizziness -- up to 11 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 3 percent of people) included:
* Fatigue or tiredness
* Indigestion or heartburn
* Unpleasant taste
* Blurred vision
I just began taking Flexeril bc of a car accident and whiplash. The medication works for me but I have noticed my weight creep up about 6.3 lbs even with working out 4x a week!! My mom has noticed my belly looks bigger and so have I.
Nothing else has changed for me.
I also noticed I am not as regular as I used to be before Flexeril. And it is harder to pee and empty my bladder. This is very frustrating.
But it's the only thing that helps the pain and stops the dizzying migraines that lead to full-blown nausea I get from my neck injury.
I also noticed my mood has not been as happy. I also feel more tired in general and less motivated. Tiredness is to be expected, I read.
So I tried to stop taking it but the pain returned big time plus the migraines, but I lost a little over a lb during the couple days off. But the pain drove me back to it.
I just did some research online and found that yes, weight gain is a side effect.
- Flexeril Information for Consumers
- Flexeril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (detailed)
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