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"I was prescribed flexeril for migraines and it was the WORST experience of my life. After developing a migraine, I took one 5mg flexeril in the afternoon and, about 6 hours later, one 50mg tramadol and one 100 mg imitrex. I ended up in the ER at 3 o'clock in the morning unable to breathe, barely able to move and in a full blown panic attack. Apparently, flexeril is similar in chemical make up to Elavil - a drug a had a VIOLENT reaction to! - and can cause something called serotonin syndrome (which is what I had) when taken with tramadol. Why didn't my doctor know this?? Why was I never warned that flexeril should NOT be taken with tramadol due to possible dangerous interactions. I'll NEVER take this dangerous drug again."

   
1.0

SickofMigraines (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "Stay away from this garbage. I was stupid enough to try it for 3 days 10mg before bedtime. All those days I was like zombie. Dry mouth. Crazy dreams. Constant nausea. Stomach stabbing pain. No energy at all. Sleepy during day n crazy at night. I don't know who's writing positive reviews maybe pharma ppl lol. Do your research. Stay away from this drug!"

   
1.0

Artyom April 22, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "I read through some of the reviews here and wow, what doctors are you seeing that prescribe 10 mgs, 3 times a day?! Of course you have side effects lol. That's jumping off the deep end. You always start low and ramp up. Make sure you google medications before just taking them. Doctors can be wrong and are wrong lots of times. My doctor told me 5mg to 10mg a day only at night. I'm on my first day after taking 10 mg last night and feel pretty groggy but I only slept 7 hours (more than I usually get). I took a 5 mg pill at about 10:20 pm last night and was laying down for an hour before I took another 5 mg pill at 11:20 pm. It was about 12:20 am when I last looked at the time. I did wake up with a headache that went away after an hour though"

   
5.0

ScientistByDay (taken for less than 1 month) March 30, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "I've tried Flexeril twice in my life, once at least 6 years ago, and the last time was in December. I'd been on Carisoprodol (generic Soma) long term (about 20 years with only about a 9 month break). December 2016 my Pain Management do and practice decided to completely stop writing Carisoprodol/Soma prescriptions for all patients. The excuse was that studies have determined that Carisoprodol/Soma only work to relieve musculoskeletal pain for up to 21 days and then have zero effect on pain. After I picked up my Flexeril, I found out that it is not recommended for long term use either, as a matter of fact, it's recommended to not be used for more than 14 days before it becomes inneffective. But Flexeril didn't even touch me."

   
1.0

krysbarreira (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "Did nothing for my back spasm/ pain might as well have taken a placebo"

   
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Denis D. March 4, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "It is unbelievable what a person has to go through to get pain relief. Physicians don't seem to distinguish between real and fake in spite of a patient with no history of narcotic or opiod use. I was going into two weeks of an RA flair and in between rheumatologists. Barely able to walk or use my hands that were red and swollen like sausages and unable to speak without crying, I attempted my best to explain to my doc I was having an RA flair. He prescribed Lyrica. I went to an ortho surgeon asked for cortisone hand injections. Nope. Went to podiatrist asked for cortisone injections so I could walk. He gave me one, going back in 3 days for other foot. Ended up taking 3 generic 10 mg Flexeril. Went to bed, slept all nite, woke up pain free."

   
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LAD:-) February 9, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "Ok so I have Fibromyalgia, DJD, Reynauds Syndrome, bulging and herniated disks, possible Lupus(awaiting further testing). This treats mild muscle spasms and muscle pain without making you sleepy or groggy. When in severe muscular pain I have to use Soma 350 mg instead."

   
5.0

Unicornicopia (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2017

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For 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...."

   
1.0

Bailey1cooper January 16, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "5 or10mg works for muscle spasms but Dangerous if taken during daytime. Caused uncontrolled drowsiness, deep sleep, difficulty waking up, constipation, blurred vision and sudden unbearable headaches leaving me unable to function. (5 or 10 MG doses were same effects) Lost a new job just 2 months after starting due to not realizing it was this medication's side effects of: blurred vision, migraines & exhaustion. I was unable to keep up with workload and didn't relate it to Flexeril because I had been on it many years ago when I was much younger. I tried to explain to my PCP but some docs just don't listen. I have since stopped flexeril, no more headaches!"

   
5.0

LAEHM October 21, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Taking Flexerill gets results for pain relief especially when taken with Tramadol, but I have started having severe pain and pressure in the very low abdominal area like a very painful bowel movement. Starts in the middle of the night and lasts for about an hour. I only use once or twice a week and only at bedtime, but now I am thinking this may not be the drug for me."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 12, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Just started"

   
3.0

Tttcug October 1, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "having had pain meds in the hospital were awful following Hip replacement. I was given hydrocodone and they think it was the cause of my BP dropping to 60/40. To avoid those opiots they gave me flexeril and it relieved the most excruciating spasms of my entire operative leg. Not quite sure but that it also is a source of giving me hypotension. If you are going to be comfortable laying down. My recommendation is this."

   
9.0

DeeBear August 28, 2016

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For Sciatica "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."

   
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Juiceybear (taken for 10 years or more) July 10, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Very helpful for spasms of lower back. A little occ. dizziness the only side affect plus some drowsiness early in the course of treatment."

   
9.0

rubylogan56 (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Have had a Diabetic Frozen Shoulder/Diabetic Complication - Adhesive Capulitus for about 8 or so months. Have been on Norco 7%u2019s for a while, but Flexeril seems to work better for me right now , NOTHING helps Frozen Shoulder. %u2026 FYI, do NOT do any Physical Therapy in the initial or %u201Cpainful%u201D stage, I made that mistake and made it worse. My Orthopedic specialist even told me the same thing at our initial visit last week. Wish I would have seen him first. My GP put me in Physical Therapy and wondered why I got a lot worse. Admittedly, doctors have no idea how to treat a Frozen Shoulder, especially in Diabetics as the scar tissue is much more dense. They suggest surgery on most websites online.. on something they know nothing about? No thanks"

   
7.0

S. Sea May 8, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "This drug is OK for short term but long term after second car accident severe stomach pain. I would take it and stomach would start making noise. Horrible nausea follow, researched and found it is cheapest muscle relaxers. My opinion there is bad stuff in those things, currently taking Soma and no side effects even when taken for same time frame: taken longer too."

   
4.0

Mr2NotAtFaults (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 30, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "I was prescribed flexeril 10 mg twice a day as needed after experiencing lower back pain resulting from epidurals (I did not take this while I was pregnant or nursing). My discs would slip out of place and pinch the nerve(s) in my back causing me great pain. I would get adjusted to get the bone alignment right, but the swelling and pain was still there. Flexeril worked great for me. It is great to take at night; it helps you sleep. But, I have also taken it during the day if the pain was bad enough. I will drink a 5 hour energy or something equivalent to help me stay awake and function at work. I definitely wouldn't take this if I were driving. This medication in combination with an 800 mg Ibuprofen is wonderful."

   
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Georgia's thoughts April 28, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Work pretty good speaking as my back, shoulders, & neck spasm ever since my accident. Takes most of the pain away if not all of it."

   
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HisWorld:) (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 27, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Perfect!"

   
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x6xSLAYERx6x (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 27, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Worthless! Dont waste your money."

   
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Jsef April 21, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "I had right shoulder ,arm, and neck pain for 2 weeks - I had taken norco at night so I could sleep but the pain was to much and I had no relief. my orthopedic doc prescribed flexerol 5 mg I took one at dinner but 3 hrs in still no relief - took a pain med (oxy) fell asleep a while later- next morning I woke up and no pain- first time in two weeks! Since the pain meds had no affect I know the flexerol did its job. I felt a little " hungover" but ok- next night I took it alone and I had no side affects the next day-"

   
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Flowerdiva (taken for less than 1 month) April 19, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Worthless, night sweats. No relief at all."

   
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Kaye's February 29, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Took two ten mg tablets then tried to sleep. Couldn't sleep because of legs and upper back spasming the same or worse and then . Fell asleep three times for thirty minutes to an hour each time only to wake up because of spasming and then discovering I had pooed myself a little each time. It gave me horrible diarrhea. I would rather be knocked out with a few firm punches to the face than to try this stuff again. I'm fairly certain it not only didn't help, but it made everything worse."

   
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AlaskanLady February 29, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "I had a breast augmentation and was required to take 10mg 3x day for the first few days after surgery. Never felt any pain. On my bottle it warns of extreme drowsiness- don't know why this is such a shock to some. I ended up only taking 6 total and have some left over. It's been 3 years since my surgery but I'm so glad I have some on hand, as I threw out my shoulder. Yes, it will either knock you out, or keep you up. You'll feel hungover either way. But it does what it's supposed to do; if you're in enough pain, it's worth the relief."

   
9.0

Beachy9212 (taken for less than 1 month) January 28, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm "Works well "

   
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I don't have one November 8, 2015

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