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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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For Muscle Spasm "Took two 10mg tabs twice a day and found it to be effective for relieving muscle spasms in my back. When I first started taking it I had wild, vivid dreams and would often wake up at night confused as to where I was. Sleeping with better illumination help a little with this. Things have settled down recently."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 16, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm "Works great and makes for an awesome sleep"

   
9.0

Mickey668886 May 4, 2017

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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."

   
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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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