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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 "Does not work at all!!"

   
1.0

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

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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 "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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"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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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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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?"

   
3.0

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

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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 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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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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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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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 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 "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 "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"."

   
2.0

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

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For Muscle Spasm "I first tried this for severe lower back spasms. The doc warned me I would feel "hung over" the first few days, which was true. Start with a low dose and ramp up if needed. The first a.m. I shrugged my shoulders and thought "Wow--this is what it's like to be normal!" (I had wrecked my neck in a parachute accident several years before). BONUS: I had been waking up at 1-3 a.m. every morning and was not able to go back to sleep. This med solved that problem. At the same time, I was able to get up in the middle of the night, take care of my toddler, the go back to sleep without a problem. CON: it causes dry mouth which leads to dental problems. Sad. I take it only a few times a year now. (I took it every night for several years)."

   
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OAM (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 13, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "So I recently slept wrong and thought I had a stiff neck that it would go away. I was wrong 3 days later it got worst and worst that I couldn't move my head down or to the right or upward. I was prescribe 10mg twice a day but I just took it once a day with naproxen an anti inflammatory. Plus rubbed vicks on the area which my puerto rican mother swears it works wonders lol. Yes it makes u super sleepy but it was a great sleep no complaints. And in 24hrs and 48hrs later. I can do my pt exercises without pain and I feel great about 70% improvement. I still have to continue to stretch and massage the area. This is helping. Everyone responds differently though."

   
9.0

Tinaray (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "My primary doc put me on Flexeril for muscle spasms and from injuries at L5S1. I was told that these would take about a week to take effect. I felt no relief and experienced hallucinations after a few doses. This is just my personal experience with this medication. It may work differently for you. For me, it was a scary experience and immediately discarded them."

   
1.0

Dan67 December 7, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "Been on flexeril for the past 4 or 5 years. It works ok for muscle spasms in my lumbar area. I have several badly herniated discs so I'm in pain most of the time. By itself the medication doesn't do that much but my Dr has me take it with gabapentin and Percocet so together they help a lot."

   
6.0

ecarbajal (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 9, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "I was prescribed this drug for help with muscle spasms resulting from a problem in my neck. The associated pain was extreme and occasionally paralyzing. Combined with naproxen it was effective at reducing the pain and allowing me to sleep. In 6 months I have used precisely twelve 10mg doses out of a prescription of 30. Two initially to help control the spasms with occasional maintenance doses when I felt that a problem was imminent. I will not take this during the day because it promotes sleep and would affect my ability to drive. The only other side effect is a loose stool the following day, but it is mild."

   
8.0

Bob E3 September 16, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "Didn't do a thing"

   
1.0

Sierraccarson July 30, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "Was given Flexeril and Tramadol for post op pain and muscle spasms following hip replacement surgery. Lucky to be alive. Spent 19 days on a ventilator, had a heart attack in the IC unit, awoke from a coma after three weeks, hallucinations like being in Hell, pretty much written off for dead, then slowly and miraculously recovered due to the prayers of unbelievable friends,family, and friends of friends. Hate to say it, but I think we're better off accepting that pain is part of the human condition and we're best off just living with it."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "I've been prescribed Flexeril a few times when I've severely pulled a muscle. I use it as a muscle relaxant only; to lower the pain of a spasm and be able to stretch the muscle a bit to loosen it. When I was in PT I took it after when my muscles were tight and aching. It worked great for those days I overdid it. It's definitely not a pill to take during the day unless you've become accustomed to it. I can attest to efficacy for short term use up to 2 weeks, but am doubtful about how well it would work long term."

   
8.0

toomany2choose (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "I have severe degenerative disc disease and Flexeril was one of many different medicines my G. P. tried on me, to avoid opioids, when he decided that he would not continue my Rx's given to me properly by an M. D. in pain management. I took only one pill not 2, which knocked me out. 1 did nothing. 2- I could not focus, drive, etc- I was only on Soma, Clonazapam & they are fine without Flexeril; I can concentrate, without sleepiness, just need pain medication and if someone will not prescribe, best of luck- to us all--we the injured & healing, even doing our PT ,yoga daily for me, as it indeed strengthens all muscles, especially involving the spine, are prejudiced against. Thanks FDA. We are the suffering; boo on the government, pharma companies, who will not provide relief that works."

grateful yogi June 10, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "My mom who is 92 and has dementia was prescribed Flexerol along with Tramadol for muscle pain. After 4 days of taking them, she woke up this morning totally confused and hallucinating. She had no idea where she was and in tears. This forgetfulness was not her normal. The doctor prescribed Tramadol to be taken twice a day and the Flexerol 3 times. The 1st day she slept all day and early evening sat with her head in her hand and when I'd ask how she was feeling she looked at me dazed and say great and then her head would drop back into her hand. Next day I reduced the meds to once a day. She was still sleeping a lot, but this morning she was very confused and dazed! She is done with both meds. Dementia and these meds are NOT good!!!"

Shima3 (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2017

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