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User Reviews for Skelaxin

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Muscle Spasm   7.7
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Reviews for Skelaxin

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
In pain February 26, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I just took skelaxin for the first time. While it relaxed just some of the pressure and pain from my chest due to fibromyalgia, it kept me up all night! I have not been been able to fall asleep and was very restless all night”

2 / 10
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
Chevy 8 · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 9, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “Skelaxin works great for 6 years now they have stopped making it”

8 / 10
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
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
Funster · Taken for less than 1 month May 30, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: “My side effects were racing heart, bloated stomach, gas, vomiting. Had to drink a gallon of milk for my stomach issues. Next day, still feel nauseous and popping antacids in an attempt to get stomach back to normal. Took pills to police to dispose of them. My option = trash”

1 / 10
Gkkoz · Taken for less than 1 month February 17, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: “I had fibromyalgia and muscle pain. With this med it felt like my skin was on fire and I couldn't sleep. I am now appealing to Medicare to keep my soma that has worked for me for at least 5 to 6 yr now”

Review September 26, 2017

For Muscle Spasm: “Day 2 on Skelaxin following a fall which resulted in a rotator cuff injury and deep gashes on my arm. I feel not a bit of relief from this combined with Mobil for the rotator cuff and Keflex for the open wounds. Better relief from 600/800 mg ibuprofen but worried about stomach side effects of taking that much.”

1 / 10
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
NotSomethingICanTake · Taken for less than 1 month April 9, 2017

For Muscle Spasm: “Was perscribed skelaxin for spasms caused by an extensive back injury. Unfortunately, I'm not able to take this medication. Causes severe nausea, vomiting, and confusion.”

1 / 10
Covrgrl32 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 15, 2017

For Muscle Spasm: “I've been on Skelaxin for a month now and it's a God send. Best medication for all my pain.”

10 / 10
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
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
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
Cherrysparkle March 25, 2015

For Muscle Spasm: “I've been taking Skelaxin for my back & neck aches, hip pain, & head pain for years. It works well for my pain. Though it's expensive, so I usually break my tablets in halves in order to save.”

10 / 10
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
PILL TAKER · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 4, 2014

For Muscle Spasm: “I have been taking this medicine due to lower back trouble. When I first took it, it worked great, now all it does is put me to sleep.”

5 / 10
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
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
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
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
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
disneygirl876 November 8, 2013

“I feel like the Skelaxin (Metaxalone) works sometimes. If I am in real pain it does nothing other than make me flighty and unable to realize I am in pain. But, it does not relieve the pain. I am not sure what I have yet because I am going through the testing processes. I would not ever want to be put on this medication again for severe pain because it does not work. I have been dizzy and have loss of memory quite often also.”

5 / 10
buffieloo · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 10, 2013

For Fibromyalgia: “I take metaxalone when I feel the pain coming on. For at least three days then I stop because I have to still take aspirin for other conditions. It alleviates some of the pain.”

7 / 10

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