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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

Also known as: Amrix, Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine, Fexmid, Flexeril

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Fibromyalgia
7.6
   
45 reviews 20 medications
Migraine
7.5
   
31 reviews 81 medications
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
7.2
   
12 reviews 36 medications
Sciatica
6.4
   
45 reviews 282 medications
Muscle Spasm
6.1
   
273 reviews 55 medications
Chronic Myofascial Pain
5.0
   
8 reviews 42 medications
Summary of Cyclobenzaprine reviews 6.4 414 reviews

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For Fibromyalgia: "New primary doctor was concerned about my muscle pain and preliminarily diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and referred me to a rheumatologist. She also gave me Flexeril to see if it would help as it has been helpful for others. However, it was not for me. I noticed that I was very drowsy all the time and it interacted with my other meds. The major downside was it did nothing to relieve the pain from fibromyalgia, either, which was confirmed by a diagnosis from the rheumatologist."

   
1.0

MissLeopard83 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 13, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I had severe muscle spasms in my upper leg due to scoliosis. I do lots of workout but I couldn't get it freed up. I used Flexeril (Musgud in Taiwan) before and it had been able to free an extremely stubborn muscle cramp in my back before - together with exercise. Then one time I took it for 3 days in a row and I felt extremely depressed (went through a break up at that time and it made things worse ). Knowing it can cause extreme depression I handle it with care and a few days ago I took it 2 nights in a row and the second day I stretched that damn leg and the upper inner spasm would just stretch out of existence. It's a wonder drug if you use it right. It can be awful if used wrong. I think it also gave me nightmares and I did use it with low doses of Tramadol just learning later that it has interactions. I only used 5mg Cyclobenzaprine BTW it is OTC here in Taiwan."

   
8.0

StefanTaiwan (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I've been on Flexeril now for about 2 years. My neurologist was treating me for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. I was okay taking 10 mg once a day. It was when he increased my dosage was when I started to have very very serious side effects. Among the normal side effects sleepiness grogginess confusion that's a given but it was working so I tolerated it. When I jumped to 20 mg a day within a week or two I started to develop much more serious side effects. I developed a rapid heart rate and one of the most serious was I could not urinate. I was put on a catheter on Easter Sunday for about 5 weeks. And just prior to that I was having difficulty swallowing. Along with that I started to have hallucinations big time. I ended up with such bad nightmares that I literally fell out of my bed three nights in a row. My urologist finally put the pieces together when he found out how long I had been on Flexeril. He told me to stop and immediately and when I did within a week or two most of my symptoms have disappeared."

   
5.0

Dangerous goods July 9, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was on this medication a couple of years ago for muscle spasms in my arm and neck due to a vaccination reaction. It worked great for about the first 45 days . I was Only taking it here and there but suddenly when I needed It and took it again it didn’t do anything for me, I couldn't tell I had even taken it . That happened twice so my Dr. gave me soma. I have only had to take it a couple of times but it works wonders . I don’t know if I built up a tolerance to the flexeril or what but even 2 years later It doesn’t touch my muscle spasms at all !"

   
5.0

Nickname101 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 25, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Prescribed three times daily, but I only take at bedtime because they make me sleepy."

snerd (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 23, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed Flexeril 5mg every 4-6 hours after having back surgery on my L5S1. It was prescribed along with Hydrocodone. Absolutely no issues with it while I took it every day for a week. Now I only use it as needed for my back. I have had no hallucinations or foggy brain with it. I'll usually take it before bed if my back muscles are tense. It does what it is supposed to do and helps relax my muscles enough to go to sleep. This medication is not supposed to be used long term, every single day. I only use it once or twice every few months. Its also helpful to do some stretches with it to help loosen those strained muscles. It is also not supposed to be taken with Tramadol. If you're taking Tramadol with it, please stop. That is what is causing your hallucinations. Look up Tramadol, the reviews are awful. I was prescribed Tramadol a few months before my back surgery and it did nothing for my pain. Tramadol is known to make people "crazy"."

   
10

Dee June 6, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Flexiril is a miracle med for me. It kind of resets my body taking the areas of pain out unwinding my body to again go forward in this world. The hangover fog goes away for me with coffee. Appreciation to the developers of this miracle for me medicine. Those giving bad reports - I respect that but the ones using in conjunction with tramadol it is the tramadol in my opinion that causes the issues."

   
8.0

Klick May 31, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I am taking 10mg twice daily, it sort of helps. I have osteo arthritis of the spine, shoulders and it makes my muscles cramp up. Why do they say to only take it for 10 days? What would happen on day 11? "

   
6.0

Nanna (taken for less than 1 month) May 24, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I can't really say whether flexeril helped with muscle pain or not because within 45 minutes of taking it had knocked me out for several hours. After I woke up I felt like I'd been drinking all day. Even the next day I'm still very groggy 16 hours after taking a single dose. Wouldn't recommend it unless pain is unbearable."

   
3.0

PaulDFW May 16, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "After years of muscle tightness spasms and horrific pain I was finally diagnosed with fibro. The condition of muscle tightness had me on flexaril first. The condition always returns after meds ran out. With FM diagnosis came Cymbalta. Which helped some. The magic was lyrica and flexaril. I can function semi normal if I don't over do things I can stay pain free (although the pain is still there a missed dose of all my meds showed me this). Flexaril has helped me so much and I am ever so grateful for the semi normal life. Medicines wear off on me and stop working after a while so I pretty much have to switch every few months. Honestly I don't mind switching every few months. I did at first."

   
9.0

Akchick (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 15, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Okay"

   
7.0

Fred (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2018

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For Migraine: "My husband and I both have extensive back problems and he has had a flexerill prescription for years. I used to take them occasionally for my back pain, but I began taking them a year ago to help with my chronic migraines as well. I get cluster headaches on my right side. They are dormant for months, but I then I have episodes of frequent debilitating migraines, anywhere from once a week to twice a day. I took a flexiril one day last summer after nothing else I tried recently had worked. This medicine takes my migraines away in as little as 10 minutes! Sometimes a little longer, but for me it’s usually very fast acting. This medicine is a blessing for me. I recently got my own prescription for my aforementioned back pain. I don’t leave home without it!"

   
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clkinzi (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 7, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Worked well for my hip pain as a result of a replacement but at 10 mg ,3 times a day it gave me rock hard stools and hemerhoids with blood. Only used it for 5 days."

   
6.0

Popolopo (taken for less than 1 month) May 3, 2018

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For Sciatica: "I was prescribed this muscle relaxant along with my other pain medications for L5/S1 disc herniation. It helped with the pain but the side effects were just not worth it. It made me feel extremely lazy and drowsy the entire day. I tried taking it at bedtime but I would end up oversleeping and waking up the next day feeling very lazy with a dry mouth and a headache. I can't even image how I would have felt if I had taken this medication 3 times a day like my doctor recommended."

   
3.0

tonye320 (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have been taking this medication for the past few days. I have been feeling extremely down and it has caused lucid dreaming each night that I taken this medication. I have been feeling restless. Dry mouth has also occurred."

   
3.0

Mr Sad (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Sciatica: "Bad disc in neck causing severe muscle spams . This provided great relief , but had all the side effects. Dry mouth, bloating, brain in a fog. I only took 0.5 per day for 5 straight days . I am stopping now to clear my brain."

Russell (taken for less than 1 month) April 21, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I started taking cyclobenzaprine 2 days ago for neck/ back spasms. I have been in a fog ever since. My whole body has felt numb I can’t drive, slur speech, move in slow motion I stopped taking it this about 15 hours ago and finally feel like I’m coming out of it. I can feel my body “un-numbing - like pins and needles when your arm is “waking up” and I feel cold inside. Of course it must have been working cuz now my neck/back is more painful. I’ll take the pain at least I can mentally function."

   
6.0

Dene (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2018

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For Migraine: "I suffer from severe migraines and I've been on so much meds to try to relieve the migraines and nothing helped till just recently when I was prescribed to cyclobenzaprine . OMG it's amazing. I recommend this to anyone that suffers from terrible headaches like this ."

   
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Kee March 21, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Weight gain"

kidsmama February 22, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "This was a difficult drug to stay on. I had what felt like a perpetual hangover. It did help with the Muscle Spasms, but not sure its worth the "Hangover"."

   
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Mr. Duke (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 15, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed cyclobenzaprine for lower back muscle spasms! One day after taking cyclobenzaprine the spasms were gone but I also noticed quite a bit of relief in my legs and feet caused by pinched nerves from compressed discs in my lower back. The cyclobenzaprine I was prescribed was 10 mg. I don't like taking drugs in general but the relief from nerve pain was great - not that it went away completely but quite a bit. I asked my doctor if he would give me a prescription for 5 mg and he did. I've found that the reduced medication still helps with the nerve pain. I only take it when the pain gets too bothersome."

tedsr February 11, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Taken for five years for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis pain that disrupted sleep. This drug was a Godsend in the way of allowing my body to get much needed rest at nite. Side effects of tinnitus and yellowing skin come into focus now that the majority of RA pain has subsided and for these reasons will discontinue use."

   
3.0

LeStula February 10, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Made me sleepy, how ever did not help with my muscle spasms."

   
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Danika.K February 10, 2018

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For Sciatica: "It seems to be working with nerve pain from bulging and degenerated disc . I like it"

   
8.0

Matt2006 February 1, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed this because I got hit in the head and was having back and neck pains. I was told to take 5mg at night to help me relax and sleep, but it did nothing for me. I even took niquill and still was not able to sleep. Anyone else? Opinions? I can't sleep at all since I got this concussion."

Anonymous January 27, 2018

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