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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

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

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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."

   
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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. "

   
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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."

   
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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."

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

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have been using cyclobenzaprine for about six years. I ended up taking this drug due to the fact that I was taking Lipitor and other statins for cholesterol, well I had to stop the Lipitor because I experienced terrible muscle spasms in my legs and lower back. One of the side effects of these lousy statins are muscle spasms. Although my doctor took me off all statins, he told me the damage is done and I will have muscle issues for the rest of my life. The cyclobenzaprine 10mg helped me a great deal, taking two a day, but after awhile, I think my body got to used to it, and I didn't feel the relief that I originally felt. Was taking the Mylan brand, now my insurance just switched to Trupharma brand, may this will help me more now."

   
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Randy (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 18, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I tried this drug for my lower back pain with spasms and sciatica. I like that it calms down my painful nerves but it also leaves you very groggy the next day. That part I do not like."

   
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Pookie (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "My GP prescribed this med for my restless leg syndrome (RLS). I was nervous to take it, bc I’m not a big fan of meds. To start I took 1/2 of a 10mg tab, felt my RLS relief and drowsy within 25 mins. Once asleep, I was dead to the world and had a great sound sleep. Something I haven’t had for about 3 weeks. It was a little hard to wake up in the morning. But once up and moving I got going. My body still feels relaxed and tired. I will definitely use it again. And would recommend to anyone with RLS. I also suffer from migraines, I had one when I took the tab and it “dulled” the pain from my migraine but I still needed. Triptan to relieve it totally."

   
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MOMOF2 (taken for less than 1 month) July 31, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I have RLS (restless leg syndrome) flexeral was the worst med I could've taken. It made my legs hurt ten times more. I don't know why, but I'd like to know what else can there be?"

   
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Tams (taken for less than 1 month) July 18, 2018

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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 !"

   
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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"."

   
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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."

   
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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? "

   
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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."

   
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PaulDFW May 16, 2018

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