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User Reviews for Skelaxin

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Muscle Spasm  
7.7
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Reviews for Skelaxin

Vacaygirl · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 23, 2014

For Muscle Spasm: “Wow, was prescribed this for back issues that were apparently muscular in nature, but I was convinced was an actual spinal issue. The pain in my back was so bad. At the same time, my doc's were trying in vain to find out what was causing chronic diarrhea for the past 1-2 years, with no luck. Once I started on Skelaxin, not only has my back improved incredibly, all of a sudden, for the first time in a very long time, the diarrhea is gone as well! Love this medicine. Take it before bed, sleep great and wake up very clearheaded, and not in pain!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 25, 2014

For Muscle Spasm: “This medicine is expensive but amazing. I was taking 70mgs or more of Norco a day! I have not had a Norco for 3 months thanks to this medication! I was always in pain, even with the large doses of pain medicines. Skelaxin has actually stopped my pain, severe swelling in muscles and the numbness in my hands and feet is almost gone. I was prescribed 3, 800 mgs a day but only take 400 in the morning and 400 in the evening, and some days I take none at all. I am very pleased with it, other then the very high cost.”

9 / 10
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Chris70586 · October 5, 2015

For Muscle Spasm: “12 years ago I suffered form lower back pain for spurs, and severe pain between my shoulder. The pain was absolutely unbearable. The muscle spasm were so bad that I had a hard time breathing. My doctor prescribed me skelaxin for the spasms and pain killers for the pain. Once I started taking the Skelaxin I had no use for the pain medicine. This is a wander drug because, I can function 100% and all it does is it's job .I have recently started suffering with spasms again that are very intense. I went to the doctor today and she prescribed Skelaxin again. I know it is pricey , but nothing works like it does. I am on my third dose and seeing dramatic improvement already.”

10 / 10
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EC · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 26, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I’ve had low back pain for almost a decade now. I will be turning 32 this year. I’ve tried robaxin, flexeril, tizanidine, and all the Benzos. Oxy, Hydro, Tramadol, Tylenol w/ codeine, etc. I was also on Soma for many years but it became a pain to get at the pharmacy (out of stock) (issues with it being controlled) etc. What works best for me is a routine of Tylenol ER, Gabapentin, Celebrex, Metaxalone, and Lidoderm. Metaxalone is a lot less sedating than Soma/Flexeril and works better than the above mentioned. I would recommend at least trying it! Downside is that It can be expensive for some reason so try getting it through mail order in a 3-month supply!”

7 / 10
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GLAs$ · Taken for 2 to 5 years · August 21, 2016

For Muscle Spasm: “This drug is the most effective medication I have ever used for my chronic neck pain. After a period of time I no longer need to use this drug since my neck pain is greatly diminished. Other aches and pains have been reduced as well. I have not experienced any side effects. The only pain that has not been reduced are my migraines.”

10 / 10
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Meliannos · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 8, 2015

For Muscle Spasm: “I have had 5 surgeries on my left shoulder. An unknown bacterial infection was introduced during 2nd surgery after 1st surgery failed. I ended up with a reverse delta arthroplasty. Since the last surgery I have been on high doses of pain killers & have always had Flexeril prescribed for me, though I stopped using it because it never touched the pain from muscle spasms & cramping. Recently, my doctor prescribed Skelaxin. I was astonished at the difference! There was a noticeable difference in 2 days. Taking it 3x/day I got a great deal of pain relief & less muscle pain. Unfortunately, I can't use the drug because even the generic is too expensive for my very limited disability income. I hate knowing it's out there but unavailable to me! :(”

8 / 10
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Kymmi · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 10, 2014

For Muscle Spasm: “Highly recommend. I have a C5 pinched nerve which affects my left arm, fingers are numb, & pain in spine. I was taking 700-1050 mg of Soma, 2-3xs daily & Norco 10/325 2-3xs a day. NOT ANY MORE. I take 1 medicine 3 xs a day and feel great. Very rarely do I have to add Norco. This medicine has been a Godsend! Cannot live without it, no surgery for me.”

10 / 10
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joeycee · Taken for less than 1 month · March 15, 2014

For Muscle Spasm: “I take Skelaxin on occasion when my back has been stressed from excessive use, having 2 bulging discs. When stressed, my back tenses and I have severe back pain. One pill for about two days always relieves the pain and I get back to normal. The only side effect I get is flushing of my face.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years · September 18, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I think this made is my savior. I have been a nurse for 13 years and diagnosed with fibromyalgia 4 years ago. This med Skelaxin does not make me sleepy like flexaril does. I can function very well at work on days when I hurt more because I have this medication. Nursing is a lot of wear and tear on the body and with this I can work with Ibuprofen, this and my Lyrica. Don’t know how I would get through the bad days without this med.”

10 / 10
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Luvrofmusik · Taken for 10 years or more · July 23, 2017

For Muscle Spasm: “I have been taking Skelaxin every since 1994. I was suffering with Fibromyalgia. I had a bad car accident and had no clue what Fibromyalgia was. I found out and Fibromyalgia is not pleasant at all. I finally found a doctor that properly diagnosed me and he prescribed me Skelaxin. I don't know what I would have done without it. I have tried other muscle relaxers and they did not work or they made me too drowsy to function. I am much better now and I usually take one Skelaxin at night before I go to bed.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous woman · November 14, 2013

For Muscle Spasm: “For low back pain since I had 2 protruding discs several years ago, I take tramadol for pain and Skelaxin for muscle relaxing. It must be the name brand Skelaxin which works perfectly as the generic causes me to be foggy, loopy, and tired as the med wears off after 3 and a half hours. I also find I don't trust my driving or decision making on the generic. ”

10 / 10
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anonymous999 · Taken for less than 1 month · April 16, 2013

For Muscle Spasm: “1st time onset of cervical pain with upper extremity radiculopathy. Steroid taper did not help, Norflex did not help, Relafen did not help. Skelaxin, wow, 2 doses in and the pain is virtually gone. I also received a tramadol prescription but will likely not need it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 3, 2013

For Muscle Spasm: “Started Skelaxin for muscle spasms in low back, upper back and neck. My first try at taking it I took it 3x/day for a couple of days and on next visit to Dr. told her that I could not take it on a routine basis like that due to the sleepiness. She told me to take it on an as needed basis. I also tried it just at bedtime and thought it was that which was making me so terribly hard to wake up the next morning. So I stopped that. But within the last week I must have strained the muscles in my lower back, I was having terrible pain and tenseness in my upper back. Also for the past few nights I have fallen asleep on the couch sitting up and developed horrible pain in my neck. I decided to try it again while others were around and it has been working.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · October 30, 2012

For Fibromyalgia: “Went to the doctor yesterday due to muscle spasms from fibromyalgia. She put me on Skelaxin and it's WONDERFUL. I actually felt half way decent for the first time in forever, even able to get some much needed household chores done.”

9 / 10
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dancingcat · September 15, 2011

For Fibromyalgia: “I have had fibro and chronic fatigue for years. I used to take Skelaxin occasionally. When I developed degerative bone disease and increasing arthritis, I decided to take it regularly and see what happened. Over a period of a few months, I have found that my pain has reduced significantly. It is one of those drugs that seems to work better when taken regularly as opposed to for an acute attack. The down side is that it is expensive, even in generic form.”

9 / 10
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PateChouxButtercream · January 4, 2012

For Fibromyalgia: “I have fibromyalgia and more recently have been dealing with severe stenosis in my L5 as well as my L2.3.4 that can only be described as crippling. I have been on Skelaxin for two days and I thought my husband and my teen were going to cry because they got their wife and mom, respectively, back, and I can sleep longer than 4 hours at a time. It is nice.”

9 / 10
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Reyna · Taken for less than 1 month · May 20, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I tried Skelaxin but the gastrointestinal side effects of gas, bloating, nausea, increased stomach acid and stomach pain were bad. Had to discontinue medication because of gastrointestinal side effects. Would not recommend this medication.”

4 / 10
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susanita · Taken for less than 1 month · January 18, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I have torn ligaments and shoulder issues and skelaxin helps if taken properly. Someone at the top commented that it is no longer made. I don't believe that is the case as I just filled prescription within the last 3 weeks, although it did have to be ordered as the pharmacy was out of stock. I have taken this before several years back.”

8 / 10
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brighteyez2k · March 17, 2008

For Fibromyalgia: “I have fibromyalgia and it helps with my muscle spasms and my back pains and other pains that i have with my fibromyalgia. My doctor only wants me to take it on a as needed basis for the muscles spasms but when the get really bad it helps alot ...”

10 / 10
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4204pain · Taken for less than 1 month · March 16, 2015

For Muscle Spasm: “During high school I began having several episodes of ridiculous pain in my back (I was a very healthy athlete at that time also) and ended up experiencing numbness in my L leg to the point I could hardly ambulate (I say ambulate because walking was NOT the only thing it effected). My dad, luckily an M. D., gave me samples of Skelaxin. As long as I took it appr. 2.5hrs before a practice or game, it only helped. After that time period, however, my coordination was markedly decreased, though it did tend to take the right fielder by surprise ;) In short, back then I loved it. I just started back on this after appr. 2 yrs off for a potential slipped/herniated/fromhell disc in the L2-L4 region soo.... Fingers crossed!!”

8 / 10
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Charitygirl · April 23, 2008

For Fibromyalgia: “I take Skelaxin for the coat hanger neck pain associated with my neurocardiogenic syncopy, and the severe pain I get from fibromyalgia. I love it! It helps me move more comfortably, and I don't feel exhausted or "high". I used to take Neurontin but that didn't help with pain that much. Being a single mom of 3 kids ages 14, 11, and 2 that wasn't an option.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · January 25, 2013

For Fibromyalgia: “I have fibromyalgia, scleroderma and polymyositus, all have to do with muscle pain and tendon pain. I must say, I went from shuffling in the morning, not being able to walk, to feeling little pain. It's been a month now. I am also on methadone, which, by itself, did not help. I do feel very fatigued, and out of sorts, but, I would rather be like this than the way I was in pain.”

10 / 10
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Josie's Mommy · June 11, 2011

For Muscle Spasm: “Skelaxin seems to be great. I have taken about 3 days (800mg prescribed 3 x daily). I have even taken on empty stomach (bold move) and walked through a grocery store. It worked great. I was not "foggy" or drunk feeling. I have taken it at work and have not noticed adverse side effects except a slight headache. Nothing good is without some trade-off. I recommend this for those who need daytime/night-time pain relief and do want to feel "doped up" like other muscle relaxers can do.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · November 11, 2010

For Fibromyalgia: “Skelaxin has been wonderful for me. I first tried it 3 years ago when I could no longer tolerate the pain and spasms associated with my fibromyalgia. Like many other people, I needed something that I could function with and Flexeril had a sedating effect. I have experienced no side effects on Skelaxin.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · April 24, 2008

For Muscle Spasm: “I had a muscle spasm across my back for 3 weeks. I took Alleve, Ibuprofen 800, Capzasym, Biofreeze, Ice, my husband massaged the area every night. All this provided very little relief. I went to the urgent care doctor recently for a sore throat and mentioned the spasm I am experiencing. He gave me Skelaxin samples. After the first dose I expected to pass out like I do with muscle relaxants but I was not drowsy at all. Instead, I experienced something pleasant - relief!”

9 / 10
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