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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine systemic

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

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Fibromyalgia
7.7
   
49 reviews 20 medications
Migraine
7.4
   
33 reviews 81 medications
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
6.8
   
13 reviews 36 medications
Sciatica
6.4
   
47 reviews 282 medications
Muscle Spasm
6.0
   
291 reviews 55 medications
Chronic Myofascial Pain
5.5
   
9 reviews 42 medications
Summary of Cyclobenzaprine reviews 6.4 442 reviews

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "My doctor prescribed this to me for jaw pain and it worked at first but is now doing nothing. I’ve even taken the max dose and it doesn’t help at all. Going to see if she will prescribe something else."

   
1.0

Sammygirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 7, 2019

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For Fibromyalgia: "Using the elimination diagnosis 'protocol' I was determined to have fibromyalgia in 2007. Flexeril, 10mg 3 times per day, has been part of my treatment regardless of the actual pain reliever prescribed since the beginning. My doctor suddenly determines that Flexeril is not safe with my low dosage of pain medication (300 mg Tramadol total per day) and dropped me to 10 mg of Flexeril per day. It is very evident to me that Flexeril contributed significantly to the reduction/elimination of the throbbing nerve pain that the 'opioid' I am taking does not touch. 12 years at 30 mg per day in three 10 mg doses resulted in zero side effects and a better quality of life compared to the current lower dosage."

   
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Angel (taken for 10 years or more) December 29, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I find that this drug has very mild muscle relaxant properties. It helps a bit, but not much for my sciatic pain caused by piriformis syndrome. The problem with this drug is that I am super groggy and tired the next day, and therefore must take long nap and/or force myself to function the next day. This medication puts a big damper into my daily productivity, while the actually pain relief results are minimal. Take with caution or avoid it."

   
4.0

anne hathaway (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 18, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I am trying to come off valium and experiencing some upper body and neck tension when my doc lowered my dose so my pharmacist recommended to ask for a muscle relaxer to help with withdrawals. I took only 1/4 of 10mg the first night it didn’t do much but made me very sleepy. The next two nights I took only .5mg and it seemed to helped with the muscle tension but it made me so sleepy I could sleep for almost 12 hours straight and that was even skipping my nightly Valium dose I only took this medication by itself. It also made my mouth so dry when I woke up I thought I was gonna stop breathing from how dry it felt it’s just wasn’t good. I really like it for the tension relief but not that it makes me so tired and have dry mouth and it did nothing for my anxiety related tremors either. I will probably be asking for something else."

   
4.0

Anonymous December 16, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Sciatica: "I'm on a lot of other scripts, so maybe others may or may not be helping. I'm taking two extra strength tylenol AM & PM with the flex, they usually help pretty good, but still hurts especially when sitting, standing or walking."

   
6.0

SCADAman December 9, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I don't recommend this medication to anyone. It did help with the muscle spasm but the side effects of this pill is ridiculous! I had very bad anxiety, my heart pounding like I was going to have a heart attack with every move I made, shaky hands, numb legs and waking up in the middle of the night with my left arm hurting and pressure on my left side of my chest. You wake up like you have a hangover, groggy, panicky and cranky. Never again. I only took it for 4 days."

   
1.0

cee (taken for less than 1 month) November 29, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Does not work at all!!"

   
1.0

Rachel (taken for less than 1 month) November 9, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "First day was fine. It could ease the pain but clearly not enough. I take other medications and this one does nothing. I could either take it or not and still feel no difference. Still in pain, thanks doc. DO NOT RECOMMEND"

   
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AriaAquoss (taken for less than 1 month) November 6, 2018

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For Sciatica: "Was given to help with chronic back pain. Only help when pain is not a 10 plus might help you WITH light to moderate pain."

   
4.0

Cookiez40 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 2, 2018

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For Migraine: "I’ve been having terrible cluster migraines since 10-18-18 and I was prescribed cyclobenzaprine 10 mg 10-22-18 and it did not work for me unfortunately. I’m still getting migraines ☹️"

   
1.0

Mel (taken for less than 1 month) October 24, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed flexeril, the generic brand cyclonenzaprine. I take one tablet at night. After taking the medication for about two weeks straight, I have experienced muscle weakness in my right arm. My doctor told me to start taking the medicine as needed. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it. While taking the medicine, I don’t experience muscle spasms. This medicine works great, it does stop muscle spasms. The side effects can be controlled."

   
9.0

Kimmie October 23, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I feel worse after taking this drug. I took it at bedtime as prescribed. I had a great deal of trouble falling asleep and then staying asleep...had that "drug fog" all night with bizarre dreams. Next day I felt horrible and sickly. Took the rest of the pills to the police station to dispose. Will never take this again."

   
2.0

Suckitup (taken for less than 1 month) October 20, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Told to take 5mg once a day - 1 pill. Felt like I had taken Benadryl and Claritin at the same time. Took yesterday at 1:30pm, it is now 10:30am next day. I feel drowsy, incoherent and disoriented. My heartbeat is fast. Called and told Dr to get me something else. I will never take again. Makes no sense considering its been 21 hours later that it is not our of my system. This is the exact reason I don't take medications. I could have just dealt with the pain from my neck, than the side effects of this drug."

   
2.0

Susan (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "My Dr prescribed 10mg it had no effect . In addition I started to get depressed. I don’t recommend this drug.."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I injured my back at age 24 and have had flare ups over the years. I'm now almost 60 and back pain is almost a daily thing. Being barely able to walk, I went to my PCP to get something for it but she's a die hard no opioids or controlled substances of any kind. Instead, she gave me flexeril - 10 mg twice a day. I had never taken them before and didn't have much hope for pain relief. But, I was wrong. After taking them for a few days I felt like a different person. Now I only take as needed. I've had no side effects except for dry mouth. Not even the "loopiness" or drowsiness she had warned me about."

   
8.0

Anita (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 3, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "After trying a bunch of medications over the course of a couple years, I found the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research center I've been on gapapentin, pregabalin, hydrocodone, methotrexate, doxepin, high levels of NSAIDs, SNRIs, SSRIs, etc, but nothing has been as effective as Dr recommendation of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) 5mg/daily. It has relatively few side effects out of drugs I've tried for fibro. If you're not getting the results you'd like, work with your physician to get off opiates and try this, or one of the others Dr. Clauw references in his talks. It has seriously saved my quality of life."

   
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hubble (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 3, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Absolutely no help with painful spasms"

   
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CAD (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2018

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For Chronic Myofascial Pain: "While this medication helped with my chronic myofascial and muscle spasms 100%; after about 1 weeks of taking it twice daily I started having horrid side effects. Numbness and tingling in my arms and fingers, rapid heart rate, palpitations, hot and cold flashes, tremors and high anxiety. I thought I was going crazy or about to have a heart attack. These are the very rare side effects of this med, I wish I hadn't experienced them because of the relief I got in my back."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 22, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Been a total game changer. I take it at night and I actually sleep through the night again after 20 years of getting up 3 and 4 times from pain or mind not calming down and anxiety. Awesome."

   
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Jen (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 21, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have Fibromyalgia as well as sciatica and it has helped with both pain and sleep. Every evening between 7 pm and 8pm I take 10mg which helps me sleep through the night and have less pain the next day."

   
8.0

Kquixtar (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 1, 2018

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For Migraine: "A few years ago, I found cyclobenzaprine helps with "weather-triggered migraines" but you have to know a day ahead of a low pressure system coming in. I now suffer from two daily sinus migraines 5 am and 5 pm and they clear up instantly with a hot flash. Very disruptive for sleep. I have tried lots of prescription medications too. (under the care of a neurologist). One night I could not find my renewed prescription of cyclobenzaprine, so took my prescription amitriptyline (sleep aid) then 1/2 hour later found the cyclobenzaprine, so I took it. It was the first night in years that I slept through the night. So I continued to take both and this resolved 95% of my misery. and experimented with various doses. The best for me currently is half dose of amitriptyline & half dose of cyclobenzaprine each night. I sleep through the night now!!!! and no longer feel sick for half days!!!! YEAH!!"

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I took this for back spasms. It worked pretty well but I stayed drowsy and kind of out of it the entire next day."

   
6.0

Gdeezy (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have woken up to a burning sensation on my left arm, along with tingling in my hands. It’s also doing this in my foot. I also have g astroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) right now. To think, I hurt my back... I got these. And since I started these... all these new problems erupted.. I even had an MRI and blood work done. Tonight I stopped taking this. And I hope my nerves calm. That I live. And stop these scary sensations. "

   
5.0

Anonymous August 27, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for : "Bad car wreck left me with damaged nerves in the entire left side of my body it feels like it is ruined. The wreck was approximately 7 months ago. I was prescribed cyclobenzaprine just about 4 days ago and took it in combination with nabumetone 500mg. It helped with the spasms but I feel as if the side effects outweigh the good that it's done so far. Haven't eaten in almost an entire day because the dry mouth and throat won't let me. Even tried creamy oatmeal and i just don't feel like eating it at all. Even tried eating a banana but only ended up taking about 3 bites of it before throwing it away. I definitely feel as if this prescription might not be right for whatever my condition might be. I'm only 25 years old btw. My pcp prescribed cyclobenzaprine 5mg tablets twice a day."

   
3.0

Juany (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I injured my back and was barely able to move without pain, even laying still have me severe pain. Flexiril helped the pain, but the mental side effects were awful! I was not on tramadol due to being allergic to it, so that can't be the culprit. My husband and I found that it made me really mean and nasty. On top of that, I was having very depressive, borderline suicidal thoughts! I even did an experiment where I swore to my husband that I had quit taking it, and after about 2-3 weeks I took one tablet at bedtime. The next day I was downright nasty and depressed again. Don't take this drug if you can help it."

   
1.0

No bueno (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 25, 2018

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