User Reviews for Flexeril
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Reviews for Flexeril to treat Sciatica
"I have been taking this medicine for almost year and half, it has caused me to have tremors uncontrollable, muscle spasms in my shoulders making them rise up, have had mental challenges thinking this could be neuroligical disease. I only took it at night as soon as it wore off all the nerves took off worst then when I wasn't on it. I stopped the medicine and my body took 3 days to go back to normal.. I made appointment with chiropractor 3 weeks later and he could see the difference. The doctors don't always tell you the information you need. I been in 3 car wreaks with in 1 1/2 years and none of the doctors cought what this medicine was doing to me. I was suffering in alot of pain, all I could say is I'm better without Flexeril...."
Bailey1cooper January 16, 2017
19 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking Flexeril 10mg in Combination with Celebrex 200mg. I take both PRN and they work great. I started in 2005 on both meds from a accident at work. Now I also have Fibromialgia , RA and Osteoarthritis. I continue to take flexeril at night and it works great for me. I use a heated mattress pad and flexeril to sleep comfortable and I wake up with less stiffness and not as sore."
Juiceybear (taken for 10 years or more) July 10, 2016
44 users found this comment helpful.
"Was prescribed this for severe Sciatica and piriformis inflammation. This drug did absolutely NOTHING other than knock me out for few hours of deep sleep every time am bad drowsiness. I was then able to find some SOMA which is a miracle pain killer drug by comparison. Even better than the Percosets without apparent side effects. Yet, the doctors are completely paranoid to prescribe it unlike this useless Flexeril. Just check out the reviews on both drugs and compare."
Vacr2638 May 30, 2015
43 users found this comment helpful.
"Flexeril makes me so drowsy that I fall asleep before I can feel actual relief of pain and then I miss out on everything. The only good thing is that it relaxes me so that I'm not tense."
Irish7373 October 2, 2014
60 users found this comment helpful.
"It seems to be making me slightly drowsy. But I'm sure after a few days I wont feel anything."
Chuckie Rad July 6, 2014
25 users found this comment helpful.
"Well I was just prescribed Flexeril yeaterday for the pain I was experiencing from a L5-S1 herniated disc & Sciatica. It made me feel like a zombie about an hour & 1/2 after taking it. I took a shower and after getting out I had no strength in my arms or legs. Dry mouth & lower leg pains when laying in bed later. It did help with the pain but will be taking but 1/2 a pill AS NEEDED vs the 1-10 mg 3xs daily."
NNGray (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2013
100 users found this comment helpful.
"I have two bulging discs L4/L5 and L3/L4 and herniated L5/S1 and pinched nerves. My hydrocodone wasn't enough, I started taking Flexeril twice a day and the pain reduced to almost nothing and the burning down my legs stopped from my pinched nerves. It doesn't last as long as I would like but it makes the day go by a lot easier and is definitely worth taking it."
Anonymous May 23, 2013
189 users found this comment helpful.
"Has helped tremendously. I am taking 10mg twice a day plus a narcotic. I feel Great as long as I get enough sleep. Virtually no pain due to severe osteoarthritis."
Leslianna (taken for less than 1 month) January 19, 2013
97 users found this comment helpful.
"I have taken this medcation for years. When my sciatica acts up, I take two and Aleve and go to bed, within a few hours I start feeling better. It is not a pain killer--it is a muscle relaxer."
KRS of CA (taken for 10 years or more) December 24, 2012
101 users found this comment helpful.
"Am now on Skelaxin 800mg. Flexeril wasn't as good as Skelaxin for me."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 18, 2012
36 users found this comment helpful.
"This was the first time I had ever taken cyclobenzaprine. I took one (1) 10mg on a Thursday evening about 6:30 pm, and all day the next day I felt slight confusion, loss of concentration and it felt like my head was in a fog. Did not help with pain but allowed me to get some much needed sleep."
Franchase February 19, 2012
71 users found this comment helpful.
"Brand Name works great. Does the job and not even noticeable to myself that I've taken it. It will make me sleepy once I lay down, but fully functional on this medication until then. I've taken this drug since 1992. Unfortunately can NOT find this medicine in Brand name."
LarryLangley July 25, 2011
47 users found this comment helpful.
"This has been a wonderful addition to the pain medicines, with enabling a reduction in pain medicines from using this to stop the spasms that irritated the nerves. With my nerves less irritated, I was more fun to be around!"
Anne3399 March 31, 2011
51 users found this comment helpful.
"Flexeril and Percocet are the only medicines that help me out of pain with a herniated L5 dics and a pinched nerve."
Anonymous November 3, 2010
61 users found this comment helpful.
"Dry mouth is a side effect that is most unpleasant"
Anonymous August 17, 2010
46 users found this comment helpful.
"I think it works for my sciatica but I'm unusually weak after I wake up."
Anonymous November 26, 2009
48 users found this comment helpful.
"Too weak, acts slowly, I don't feel relaxed after taking it."
Patrick1 August 19, 2009
25 users found this comment helpful.
"First time I took Flexeril I slept 15 hours straight."
MikeJ August 2, 2009
76 users found this comment helpful.
"This is my first time to use it. I take it as soon as I wake up and it does make a difference, but doesn't do a lot for the pain."
Anonymous July 12, 2009
22 users found this comment helpful.
"I suffered horribly from sciatica. Flexeril helps loosen my leg and back. It helps with muscle spasms. I can tell before my leg is ready to lock up. I take Flexeril and in 20 minutes, it loosens up. With a combination of medicines and stretching, I am recovering."
Anonymous April 6, 2009
68 users found this comment helpful.
"I agree with the previous person on this medication for sciatica. It does help you to sleep but does nothing for pain throughout the day."
Anonymous January 12, 2009
66 users found this comment helpful.
"Flexeril does not really take away my pain, but it helps me relax and sleep. If you take too much, it will cause confusion."
Anonymous November 7, 2008
89 users found this comment helpful.
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