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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine to treat Sciatica

Also known as: Amrix, Fexmid Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine

Cyclobenzaprine has an average rating of 6.0 out of 10 from a total of 59 ratings for the treatment of Sciatica. 42% of those users who reviewed Cyclobenzaprine reported a positive effect, while 31% reported a negative effect.

Cyclobenzaprine Rating Summary

6.0/10 average rating

59 ratings from 62 user reviews.

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Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

Keith · Taken for less than 1 month May 8, 2021

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “I have a very bad sciatic nerve problem and it travels down my left leg and feels like somebody is shocking me whenever I hit a certain point or walk a certain way. So I started taking Flexeril and one day later I started feeling better it dulled the pain. But now I have pain in my middle back that feels like I have something there? Anyway I still feel pain but these definitely dull the sharp pain!”

9 / 10
MrBungle · Taken for less than 1 month April 22, 2021

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “Does nothing for my herniated L3.”

1 / 10
Doughgirl · Taken for less than 1 month March 13, 2021

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “I had been in a rear ended car accident and had neck, shoulder and back spasms. Flexiril worked when I took it first night but I was so foggy the next morning I had to call in sick...bwahaha”

6 / 10

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Miss · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 4, 2020

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “Been Rx for this med Flexeril for years, I may take it once a month when I have a flare up from my chronic pain from Fibromyalgia . I’m also on Norco (hydrocodone) and take flexeral when needed. It takes 2 hours to start working and it knocks me out, I wake up with less pain and actually able to move in the morning before taking my pain medication. On 10mg, I cannot take it during the day, (I did in the beginning and didn’t notice much) but eventually to only at nighttime.”

8 / 10
Anonymous May 23, 2013

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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.”

10 / 10
Chloe · Taken for less than 1 month December 31, 2019

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “I wish I could give Flexeril a rating of zero. I was diagnosed with sciatica 2 weeks ago and was given this medication. I do my physical therapy/stretching each day, but I feel like taking this medicine is useless. It doesn't relax my muscles at all. My pain was at a 9 two weeks ago, but now it's at a 12 after all the daily stretching. I'm in agonizing pain when I sit, walk, move, and Flexeril hasn't helped me at all. I'm glad it works for some people, but for me it works less than ibuprofen.”

1 / 10
My aching back · Taken for less than 1 month August 24, 2020

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “I have just had severe sciatica pain in my left side with pain that goes whizzing down the front of my left leg. I was given Flexeril and taking 800 mg Advil. Flexeril works slightly. I can walk well for about 2 hours. After that, it's agony every minute I'm at work. It wears off too fast. Slight short lasting relief won't get me through an 8 hour shift. Doctors don't seem to want to give out the stuff that DOES work. Such as Soma, Norco or Percocet. Torodol maybe. Tramadol maybe. Anyway. Flexeril gives 2 hours of slight relief.”

2 / 10

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NNGray · Taken for less than 1 month August 15, 2013

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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.”

7 / 10
Skip · Taken for less than 1 month February 3, 2021

“I take cyclobenzaprine for a herniated disc after several weeks of PT and laser with no relief. It works well! I take a 10mg tablet each night and it relieves the inflammation, resulting in a positive difference, such as no more horrible pain down my leg. I’m finally improving - I highly recommend this”

10 / 10
Juiceybear · Taken for 10 years or more July 10, 2016

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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.”

10 / 10
Raven · Taken for less than 1 month November 12, 2019

“I just took my first 10 mg cyclobenzaprine tablet. For sciatica that’s causing severe muscle cramping in my left butt cheek, hamstring muscle and calve. I’m ok if I’m laying or sitting a certain way....but the minute I stand/walk it’s agony. I'm at a point that I’d take drowsy anyway just to get rid of this pain!”

Diva · Taken for less than 1 month December 4, 2019

“I take this at bedtime for piriformis syndrome (which caused compression of the sciatic nerve) and associated sciatica problems. The cyclobenzaprine works great. No grogginess the next day and no trouble waking to my alarm. The dry mouth is annoying but tolerable. It has been a godsend as I can exercise once again without pain in my butt all the time!”

9 / 10
Lynda · Taken for less than 1 month October 28, 2020

“Had lower lumbar surgery in 2007. Rods and screws still in me. Doctor said he was sending me a "really strong muscle relaxant and only take it at bedtime." This 10mg pill I took 4 HOURS ago does not work. I'm not sleepy and am still having to crawl up the stairs. I'm about to take the second pill. Had I known he was going to send this, I would have told him to not bother.”

1 / 10
Franchase February 19, 2012

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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.”

5 / 10
Denizen · Taken for less than 1 month November 5, 2017

“After more than a month of sciatica pain and chiropractic treatment I woke one morning and could not get out of bed. Called 911 and was taken to hospital in a wheelchair. Within 30 minutes of taking cyclobenzaprine, I was able to walk out of the hospital. That was 8 years ago. I have not had problems since and have not needed to purchase any more medicine than the initial prescription.”

10 / 10
Vacr2638 May 30, 2015

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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.”

2 / 10
SCADAman December 9, 2018

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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 / 10
Anonymous February 3, 2009

Amrix (cyclobenzaprine): “My GP suggested I try Amrix after I had a flare-up of severe sciatica along with related lumbar pain. A year ago I was diagnosed with a dessicated disc at L5-S1. I first had only localized pain in the lower back; however, after several months, I began to experience intense sciatic pain. At that time, I underwent 3 epidural steroid injections, which cleared most of the pain for approximately 1 year. This recurrence was extremely intense; I was barely able to walk. I began to overcompensate while walking, causing severe muscle spasms. On a scale of pain 0-to-10, I was at 9 for about 4 days. I took 1 Amrix at bedtime for 10 days. My pain went from 9 to 7 to 4 to 3 in just 3 days. By day 7, I had no sciatic pain at all. Truly amazing.”

10 / 10
Russell · Taken for less than 1 month April 21, 2018

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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.”

Smalm · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 21, 2017

“Ever since falling down the stairs in 2014 my back has never been the same. I get muscle pain in the exact same way and in the exact same spot about three times a year which lasts for 3 months. Chiropractors stretch and pop my back but it just goes back to how it was. I get on the 10 mg dose pill form. I love it. I can walk around and not feel like cursing and crying. I love how it makes me have not much muscle pain after taking it! I think it works so well with my back problems!”

10 / 10
Bailey1cooper January 16, 2017

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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 / 10
Anonymous April 6, 2009

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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 · Taken for less than 1 month March 8, 2021

“Prescribed cyclobenzaprine 10mg for muscle pain and sciatica. I was told that because I’m so tiny (5’2 female, 132lb’s) to take only 1 pill 1 hour before I plan to go to bed. Does absolutely nothing. I don’t feel a difference. I even tried taking 2 pills in the afternoon to see if I could feel anything the rest of the day and I felt absolutely nothing. Don’t know if Dr.’s can give you sugar pills on purpose to trick your body, but I don’t feel a thing.”

1 / 10
GrinNBearIt · Taken for less than 1 month January 22, 2014

“I would rather endure the pain. This knocked me down for 2 whole days. I took a half because I did not know how my body world react. I slept for 2 days, only getting up to use the bathroom and get a drink of water. If you are sensitive to medications, as I am, I would not suggest this. How did it do with the pain? It was still there when I finally woke up, it wan't as severe but it was still there.”

7 / 10
notadrugfanbut · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 12, 2016

“For my migrains, back spasms, and sciatica, this was a fantastic find. I take as needed, which is weekly. I have sleep problems and it helped with that too. I take an hour before bed, drink plenty of water with it and in the morning. After a shower, I'm alert again. Sometimes, for whatever reason, I do have drowsiness, but maybe that is hormone related or dosage. I suspect it builds up and then my body hangs on to it at times more than others. Water and nap and I'm usually back. A quick walk to get the blood moving. I'm disappointed I can't do more with my lower back problems - therapy, strength training, yoga, etc. Surgery won't work. This drug has made my year so much better. Thinking of a themepark first time in yr”

8 / 10
Anne3399 March 31, 2011

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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!”

10 / 10
LarryLangley July 25, 2011

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): “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.”

10 / 10
Sedated · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 4, 2016

“Was prescribed years ago for chronic lower back pain worth sciatica shooting down my left leg. The only thing good about this medication is.... if the pain keeps you awake at night.. enjoy a 12hr deep sleep followed by a stiff jointed barely get up to pee so bad your gonna explode. Most likely because you slept 12 hrs in the same spot. Don't take if your sensitive to meds and you have to function the next day. But if you can lay in bed and recover, great stuff.”

5 / 10

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