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Comment from: Jas90 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: September 14

If you are sensitive to medications, please don't take cyclobenzaprine. If you notice any very abnormal reactions, call your doctor immediately! After taking 2.5mg a night for 1.5 weeks, I experienced full body night sweats, hard muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, SEVERE nightmares, icy cold skin, screaming in my head upon waking, and a pressure type headache. While it did initially help me sleep, it ended up with the opposite effect. Please be careful with this medicine. Upon stopping this medicine I had abdominal cramping. It has taken almost a week for these effects to subside.

Related Reading: night sweats | nightmares | headache

Comment from: Jas90 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: September 14

If you are sensitive to medications, please don't take cyclobenzaprine. If you notice any very abnormal reactions, call your doctor immediately! After taking 2.5mg a night for 1.5 weeks, I experienced full body night sweats, hard muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, SEVERE nightmares, icy cold skin, screaming in my head upon waking, and a pressure type headache. While it did initially help me sleep, it ended up with the opposite effect. Please be careful with this medicine. Upon stopping this medicine I had abdominal cramping. It has taken almost a week for these effects to subside.

Related Reading: night sweats | nightmares | headache

Comment from: Sciatica Patient 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: August 30

I had horrible sciatica pain due to a rupture disk. I had surgery to correct the problem. I was given this med before and after the surgery. I found it was very effective with no side effects other than it made me sleepy. However, considering my back pain and the fact that I couldn't hardly move this side effect was like a blessing. I was able to rest and sleep comfortably while recovering. So if your problem is minor and you have to drive and operate equipment then don't use this med during the day. It depends on your condition.

Related Reading: sciatica pain

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Comment from: Jas90 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: September 14

If you are sensitive to medications, please don't take cyclobenzaprine. If you notice any very abnormal reactions, call your doctor immediately! After taking 2.5mg a night for 1.5 weeks, I experienced full body night sweats, hard muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, SEVERE nightmares, icy cold skin, screaming in my head upon waking, and a pressure type headache. While it did initially help me sleep, it ended up with the opposite effect. Please be careful with this medicine. Upon stopping this medicine I had abdominal cramping. It has taken almost a week for these effects to subside.

Related Reading: night sweats | nightmares | headache

Comment from: Sciatica Patient 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: August 30

I had horrible sciatica pain due to a rupture disk. I had surgery to correct the problem. I was given this med before and after the surgery. I found it was very effective with no side effects other than it made me sleepy. However, considering my back pain and the fact that I couldn't hardly move this side effect was like a blessing. I was able to rest and sleep comfortably while recovering. So if your problem is minor and you have to drive and operate equipment then don't use this med during the day. It depends on your condition.

Related Reading: sciatica pain

Comment from: Flexeril 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: August 01

Terrible mental fog and sleepiness lasts for 24hrs with only one pill.

Comment from: Jas90 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: September 14

If you are sensitive to medications, please don't take cyclobenzaprine. If you notice any very abnormal reactions, call your doctor immediately! After taking 2.5mg a night for 1.5 weeks, I experienced full body night sweats, hard muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, SEVERE nightmares, icy cold skin, screaming in my head upon waking, and a pressure type headache. While it did initially help me sleep, it ended up with the opposite effect. Please be careful with this medicine. Upon stopping this medicine I had abdominal cramping. It has taken almost a week for these effects to subside.

Related Reading: night sweats | nightmares | headache

Comment from: Sciatica Patient 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: August 30

I had horrible sciatica pain due to a rupture disk. I had surgery to correct the problem. I was given this med before and after the surgery. I found it was very effective with no side effects other than it made me sleepy. However, considering my back pain and the fact that I couldn't hardly move this side effect was like a blessing. I was able to rest and sleep comfortably while recovering. So if your problem is minor and you have to drive and operate equipment then don't use this med during the day. It depends on your condition.

Related Reading: sciatica pain

Comment from: Flexeril 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: August 01

Terrible mental fog and sleepiness lasts for 24hrs with only one pill.

Comment from: garypen 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 04

One dose made me sleepy for the rest of the day AND the entire next day. That would have been somewhat acceptable if it did anything for my muscle spasms. But, it didn't do anything at all for what it was supposed to help. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Completely ineffective, other than 36 hours of grogginess.

Related Reading: muscle spasms

Comment from: Jas90 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: September 14

If you are sensitive to medications, please don't take cyclobenzaprine. If you notice any very abnormal reactions, call your doctor immediately! After taking 2.5mg a night for 1.5 weeks, I experienced full body night sweats, hard muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, SEVERE nightmares, icy cold skin, screaming in my head upon waking, and a pressure type headache. While it did initially help me sleep, it ended up with the opposite effect. Please be careful with this medicine. Upon stopping this medicine I had abdominal cramping. It has taken almost a week for these effects to subside.

Related Reading: night sweats | nightmares | headache

Comment from: Sciatica Patient 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: August 30

I had horrible sciatica pain due to a rupture disk. I had surgery to correct the problem. I was given this med before and after the surgery. I found it was very effective with no side effects other than it made me sleepy. However, considering my back pain and the fact that I couldn't hardly move this side effect was like a blessing. I was able to rest and sleep comfortably while recovering. So if your problem is minor and you have to drive and operate equipment then don't use this med during the day. It depends on your condition.

Related Reading: sciatica pain

Comment from: Flexeril 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: August 01

Terrible mental fog and sleepiness lasts for 24hrs with only one pill.

Comment from: garypen 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 04

One dose made me sleepy for the rest of the day AND the entire next day. That would have been somewhat acceptable if it did anything for my muscle spasms. But, it didn't do anything at all for what it was supposed to help. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Completely ineffective, other than 36 hours of grogginess.

Related Reading: muscle spasms

Comment from: MrsJones11 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 26

This medicine really sucks! I had thrown my lower back out rearranging furniture on Labor Day. A few days later, when the pain really set in, I was desperate for relief. I had these on hand since I do suffer from a lot of back problems in general due to past car accidents and a spinal tap I received while having my son. Anyway, I took one 10mg pill as directed and waited. The pain was only ever dulled maybe 2% during the course it was in my system. The only thing I can say is that if you want to knock yourself out like a tranquilizer, take this. It took every ounce in my being to keep my eyes open to the point that I had my dad drive me to pick up son from school because I was afraid I would pass out behind the wheel. The next day I took 800mg of good old ibuprofen and some Icy Hot and it worked like a charm! Never again Flexeril.

Related Reading: ibuprofen | flexeril

Comment from: Jas90 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: September 14

If you are sensitive to medications, please don't take cyclobenzaprine. If you notice any very abnormal reactions, call your doctor immediately! After taking 2.5mg a night for 1.5 weeks, I experienced full body night sweats, hard muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, SEVERE nightmares, icy cold skin, screaming in my head upon waking, and a pressure type headache. While it did initially help me sleep, it ended up with the opposite effect. Please be careful with this medicine. Upon stopping this medicine I had abdominal cramping. It has taken almost a week for these effects to subside.

Related Reading: night sweats | nightmares | headache

Comment from: Sciatica Patient 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: August 30

I had horrible sciatica pain due to a rupture disk. I had surgery to correct the problem. I was given this med before and after the surgery. I found it was very effective with no side effects other than it made me sleepy. However, considering my back pain and the fact that I couldn't hardly move this side effect was like a blessing. I was able to rest and sleep comfortably while recovering. So if your problem is minor and you have to drive and operate equipment then don't use this med during the day. It depends on your condition.

Related Reading: sciatica pain

Comment from: Flexeril 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: August 01

Terrible mental fog and sleepiness lasts for 24hrs with only one pill.

Comment from: garypen 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 04

One dose made me sleepy for the rest of the day AND the entire next day. That would have been somewhat acceptable if it did anything for my muscle spasms. But, it didn't do anything at all for what it was supposed to help. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Completely ineffective, other than 36 hours of grogginess.

Related Reading: muscle spasms

Comment from: MrsJones11 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 26

This medicine really sucks! I had thrown my lower back out rearranging furniture on Labor Day. A few days later, when the pain really set in, I was desperate for relief. I had these on hand since I do suffer from a lot of back problems in general due to past car accidents and a spinal tap I received while having my son. Anyway, I took one 10mg pill as directed and waited. The pain was only ever dulled maybe 2% during the course it was in my system. The only thing I can say is that if you want to knock yourself out like a tranquilizer, take this. It took every ounce in my being to keep my eyes open to the point that I had my dad drive me to pick up son from school because I was afraid I would pass out behind the wheel. The next day I took 800mg of good old ibuprofen and some Icy Hot and it worked like a charm! Never again Flexeril.

Related Reading: ibuprofen | flexeril

Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 07

The medicine helps with my extremely tense muscles but the bad taste it leaves in your mouth is absolutely horrid. I dont take it often do to the taste problem. I've tried brushing several times a day, flossing, gargling mouth wash, Salt water rinses, but nothing takes the horrible taste away. Does anyone have any recommendations. Does anyone else experience this?

Comment from: Jas90 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: September 14

If you are sensitive to medications, please don't take cyclobenzaprine. If you notice any very abnormal reactions, call your doctor immediately! After taking 2.5mg a night for 1.5 weeks, I experienced full body night sweats, hard muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, SEVERE nightmares, icy cold skin, screaming in my head upon waking, and a pressure type headache. While it did initially help me sleep, it ended up with the opposite effect. Please be careful with this medicine. Upon stopping this medicine I had abdominal cramping. It has taken almost a week for these effects to subside.

Related Reading: night sweats | nightmares | headache

Comment from: Sciatica Patient 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: August 30

I had horrible sciatica pain due to a rupture disk. I had surgery to correct the problem. I was given this med before and after the surgery. I found it was very effective with no side effects other than it made me sleepy. However, considering my back pain and the fact that I couldn't hardly move this side effect was like a blessing. I was able to rest and sleep comfortably while recovering. So if your problem is minor and you have to drive and operate equipment then don't use this med during the day. It depends on your condition.

Related Reading: sciatica pain

Comment from: Flexeril 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: August 01

Terrible mental fog and sleepiness lasts for 24hrs with only one pill.

Comment from: garypen 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 04

One dose made me sleepy for the rest of the day AND the entire next day. That would have been somewhat acceptable if it did anything for my muscle spasms. But, it didn't do anything at all for what it was supposed to help. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Completely ineffective, other than 36 hours of grogginess.

Related Reading: muscle spasms

Comment from: MrsJones11 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 26

This medicine really sucks! I had thrown my lower back out rearranging furniture on Labor Day. A few days later, when the pain really set in, I was desperate for relief. I had these on hand since I do suffer from a lot of back problems in general due to past car accidents and a spinal tap I received while having my son. Anyway, I took one 10mg pill as directed and waited. The pain was only ever dulled maybe 2% during the course it was in my system. The only thing I can say is that if you want to knock yourself out like a tranquilizer, take this. It took every ounce in my being to keep my eyes open to the point that I had my dad drive me to pick up son from school because I was afraid I would pass out behind the wheel. The next day I took 800mg of good old ibuprofen and some Icy Hot and it worked like a charm! Never again Flexeril.

Related Reading: ibuprofen | flexeril

Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 07

The medicine helps with my extremely tense muscles but the bad taste it leaves in your mouth is absolutely horrid. I dont take it often do to the taste problem. I've tried brushing several times a day, flossing, gargling mouth wash, Salt water rinses, but nothing takes the horrible taste away. Does anyone have any recommendations. Does anyone else experience this?

Comment from: Anonymous please 35-44 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 06

When brand Flexeril was available in the US, it was excellent for my muscle spasms in upper back, shoulders and neck. Since Flexeril has been discontinued, I found both Amrix and Fexmid the brand names for cyclobenzaprine to be ineffective. As is the case with Generic form of Robaxin and Flexeril. Sadly, I am suffering at pain levels that in today’s advanced medical/medicinal society I should not be. It is 2019 yes. Not looking for a magic pill, just a little relief would do.

Related Reading: flexeril | muscle spasms | amrix

Comment from: Jas90 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: September 14

If you are sensitive to medications, please don't take cyclobenzaprine. If you notice any very abnormal reactions, call your doctor immediately! After taking 2.5mg a night for 1.5 weeks, I experienced full body night sweats, hard muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, SEVERE nightmares, icy cold skin, screaming in my head upon waking, and a pressure type headache. While it did initially help me sleep, it ended up with the opposite effect. Please be careful with this medicine. Upon stopping this medicine I had abdominal cramping. It has taken almost a week for these effects to subside.

Related Reading: night sweats | nightmares | headache

Comment from: Sciatica Patient 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: August 30

I had horrible sciatica pain due to a rupture disk. I had surgery to correct the problem. I was given this med before and after the surgery. I found it was very effective with no side effects other than it made me sleepy. However, considering my back pain and the fact that I couldn't hardly move this side effect was like a blessing. I was able to rest and sleep comfortably while recovering. So if your problem is minor and you have to drive and operate equipment then don't use this med during the day. It depends on your condition.

Related Reading: sciatica pain

Comment from: Flexeril 45-54 Transgender Caregiver Published: August 01

Terrible mental fog and sleepiness lasts for 24hrs with only one pill.

Comment from: garypen 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 04

One dose made me sleepy for the rest of the day AND the entire next day. That would have been somewhat acceptable if it did anything for my muscle spasms. But, it didn't do anything at all for what it was supposed to help. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Completely ineffective, other than 36 hours of grogginess.

Related Reading: muscle spasms

Comment from: MrsJones11 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 26

This medicine really sucks! I had thrown my lower back out rearranging furniture on Labor Day. A few days later, when the pain really set in, I was desperate for relief. I had these on hand since I do suffer from a lot of back problems in general due to past car accidents and a spinal tap I received while having my son. Anyway, I took one 10mg pill as directed and waited. The pain was only ever dulled maybe 2% during the course it was in my system. The only thing I can say is that if you want to knock yourself out like a tranquilizer, take this. It took every ounce in my being to keep my eyes open to the point that I had my dad drive me to pick up son from school because I was afraid I would pass out behind the wheel. The next day I took 800mg of good old ibuprofen and some Icy Hot and it worked like a charm! Never again Flexeril.

Related Reading: ibuprofen | flexeril

Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 07

The medicine helps with my extremely tense muscles but the bad taste it leaves in your mouth is absolutely horrid. I dont take it often do to the taste problem. I've tried brushing several times a day, flossing, gargling mouth wash, Salt water rinses, but nothing takes the horrible taste away. Does anyone have any recommendations. Does anyone else experience this?

Comment from: Anonymous please 35-44 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 06

When brand Flexeril was available in the US, it was excellent for my muscle spasms in upper back, shoulders and neck. Since Flexeril has been discontinued, I found both Amrix and Fexmid the brand names for cyclobenzaprine to be ineffective. As is the case with Generic form of Robaxin and Flexeril. Sadly, I am suffering at pain levels that in today’s advanced medical/medicinal society I should not be. It is 2019 yes. Not looking for a magic pill, just a little relief would do.

Related Reading: flexeril | muscle spasms | amrix

Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 09

helped a little with spasms 6 out of ten on pain level

Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: 3percent 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

This medication provided no relief for stiffness or pain. It made me feel drunk and extremely tired. After even taking the pill a couple of doses even to see if an adjustment period was needed. I would take a dose and then would blackout. This was not the solution for my pain and stiffness. This would be my last choice.

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: 3percent 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

This medication provided no relief for stiffness or pain. It made me feel drunk and extremely tired. After even taking the pill a couple of doses even to see if an adjustment period was needed. I would take a dose and then would blackout. This was not the solution for my pain and stiffness. This would be my last choice.

Comment from: Juju 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 04

I fell off a back several years back and this drug really made a huge difference in the recovery. It also resolved a lock jaw condition I had at the time which surprised me. I've tried it since but it doesn't work as well. No longer knocks me out and I'm not sure if it's having much effect on the muscles. 2013 for fall- 2015 last dosing. Have they changed the formula?

Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: 3percent 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

This medication provided no relief for stiffness or pain. It made me feel drunk and extremely tired. After even taking the pill a couple of doses even to see if an adjustment period was needed. I would take a dose and then would blackout. This was not the solution for my pain and stiffness. This would be my last choice.

Comment from: Juju 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 04

I fell off a back several years back and this drug really made a huge difference in the recovery. It also resolved a lock jaw condition I had at the time which surprised me. I've tried it since but it doesn't work as well. No longer knocks me out and I'm not sure if it's having much effect on the muscles. 2013 for fall- 2015 last dosing. Have they changed the formula?

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 11

I was prescribed one 10mg taken in the pm to relax my muscles so I can sleep due to fibromyalgia.It worked by allowing me to sleep a full seven hours.I had been on it for 15 years now a new Dr has taken over from my old Dr and he has taken me off it.I now sleep only four hours have all my pains back have tinnitus,vertigo and feel terrible.I do not know what to do the Dr has not sugested an alternative.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | tinnitus

Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: 3percent 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

This medication provided no relief for stiffness or pain. It made me feel drunk and extremely tired. After even taking the pill a couple of doses even to see if an adjustment period was needed. I would take a dose and then would blackout. This was not the solution for my pain and stiffness. This would be my last choice.

Comment from: Juju 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 04

I fell off a back several years back and this drug really made a huge difference in the recovery. It also resolved a lock jaw condition I had at the time which surprised me. I've tried it since but it doesn't work as well. No longer knocks me out and I'm not sure if it's having much effect on the muscles. 2013 for fall- 2015 last dosing. Have they changed the formula?

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 11

I was prescribed one 10mg taken in the pm to relax my muscles so I can sleep due to fibromyalgia.It worked by allowing me to sleep a full seven hours.I had been on it for 15 years now a new Dr has taken over from my old Dr and he has taken me off it.I now sleep only four hours have all my pains back have tinnitus,vertigo and feel terrible.I do not know what to do the Dr has not sugested an alternative.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | tinnitus

Comment from: Imagypsy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Felt dopey and the muscle tightness got a whole lot worse. Started with low dose and increased to highest recommended and felt absolutely awful. I have ideopathic torticollis and was taken off a cocktail of drugs by new GP that had worked for me for more than 20 years and been off these drugs for several months now--no withdrawal symptoms. Neurologist tried me on tizanidine first and I landed in the ER, so tried Flexiril--quit before I could get to that stage. :-(

Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: 3percent 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

This medication provided no relief for stiffness or pain. It made me feel drunk and extremely tired. After even taking the pill a couple of doses even to see if an adjustment period was needed. I would take a dose and then would blackout. This was not the solution for my pain and stiffness. This would be my last choice.

Comment from: Juju 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 04

I fell off a back several years back and this drug really made a huge difference in the recovery. It also resolved a lock jaw condition I had at the time which surprised me. I've tried it since but it doesn't work as well. No longer knocks me out and I'm not sure if it's having much effect on the muscles. 2013 for fall- 2015 last dosing. Have they changed the formula?

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 11

I was prescribed one 10mg taken in the pm to relax my muscles so I can sleep due to fibromyalgia.It worked by allowing me to sleep a full seven hours.I had been on it for 15 years now a new Dr has taken over from my old Dr and he has taken me off it.I now sleep only four hours have all my pains back have tinnitus,vertigo and feel terrible.I do not know what to do the Dr has not sugested an alternative.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | tinnitus

Comment from: Imagypsy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Felt dopey and the muscle tightness got a whole lot worse. Started with low dose and increased to highest recommended and felt absolutely awful. I have ideopathic torticollis and was taken off a cocktail of drugs by new GP that had worked for me for more than 20 years and been off these drugs for several months now--no withdrawal symptoms. Neurologist tried me on tizanidine first and I landed in the ER, so tried Flexiril--quit before I could get to that stage. :-(

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 24

Causes very dry mouth and not as effective for me as soma was.

Related Reading: dry mouth | soma

Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: 3percent 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

This medication provided no relief for stiffness or pain. It made me feel drunk and extremely tired. After even taking the pill a couple of doses even to see if an adjustment period was needed. I would take a dose and then would blackout. This was not the solution for my pain and stiffness. This would be my last choice.

Comment from: Juju 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 04

I fell off a back several years back and this drug really made a huge difference in the recovery. It also resolved a lock jaw condition I had at the time which surprised me. I've tried it since but it doesn't work as well. No longer knocks me out and I'm not sure if it's having much effect on the muscles. 2013 for fall- 2015 last dosing. Have they changed the formula?

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 11

I was prescribed one 10mg taken in the pm to relax my muscles so I can sleep due to fibromyalgia.It worked by allowing me to sleep a full seven hours.I had been on it for 15 years now a new Dr has taken over from my old Dr and he has taken me off it.I now sleep only four hours have all my pains back have tinnitus,vertigo and feel terrible.I do not know what to do the Dr has not sugested an alternative.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | tinnitus

Comment from: Imagypsy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Felt dopey and the muscle tightness got a whole lot worse. Started with low dose and increased to highest recommended and felt absolutely awful. I have ideopathic torticollis and was taken off a cocktail of drugs by new GP that had worked for me for more than 20 years and been off these drugs for several months now--no withdrawal symptoms. Neurologist tried me on tizanidine first and I landed in the ER, so tried Flexiril--quit before I could get to that stage. :-(

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 24

Causes very dry mouth and not as effective for me as soma was.

Related Reading: dry mouth | soma

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 11

I've been taking cyclobenzaprine 10 mg on and off since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2001. First from 2001 to 07, 2nd from 2008 to 10 and 3rd from 2014 to present. It has helped my whole body relax and eased the pain and allowed me to sleep better. I used to find it difficult to wake up in the morning, but that's better now. When I stopped the med, things got worse with pain and stiffness, so I find it helps me.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

Related Reading: muscle cramps

Comment from: 3percent 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

This medication provided no relief for stiffness or pain. It made me feel drunk and extremely tired. After even taking the pill a couple of doses even to see if an adjustment period was needed. I would take a dose and then would blackout. This was not the solution for my pain and stiffness. This would be my last choice.

Comment from: Juju 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 04

I fell off a back several years back and this drug really made a huge difference in the recovery. It also resolved a lock jaw condition I had at the time which surprised me. I've tried it since but it doesn't work as well. No longer knocks me out and I'm not sure if it's having much effect on the muscles. 2013 for fall- 2015 last dosing. Have they changed the formula?

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 11

I was prescribed one 10mg taken in the pm to relax my muscles so I can sleep due to fibromyalgia.It worked by allowing me to sleep a full seven hours.I had been on it for 15 years now a new Dr has taken over from my old Dr and he has taken me off it.I now sleep only four hours have all my pains back have tinnitus,vertigo and feel terrible.I do not know what to do the Dr has not sugested an alternative.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | tinnitus

Comment from: Imagypsy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Felt dopey and the muscle tightness got a whole lot worse. Started with low dose and increased to highest recommended and felt absolutely awful. I have ideopathic torticollis and was taken off a cocktail of drugs by new GP that had worked for me for more than 20 years and been off these drugs for several months now--no withdrawal symptoms. Neurologist tried me on tizanidine first and I landed in the ER, so tried Flexiril--quit before I could get to that stage. :-(

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 24

Causes very dry mouth and not as effective for me as soma was.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 11

I've been taking cyclobenzaprine 10 mg on and off since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2001. First from 2001 to 07, 2nd from 2008 to 10 and 3rd from 2014 to present. It has helped my whole body relax and eased the pain and allowed me to sleep better. I used to find it difficult to wake up in the morning, but that's better now. When I stopped the med, things got worse with pain and stiffness, so I find it helps me.

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Comment from: Artist7 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 27

Unfortunately my pain on my lower back is getting worse. I have 2 bulging discs plus arthritis. I took as prescribed, and didn't find relief.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

It makes me sleepy so I only take it at night but unless it is cold, it works well for me. In the cold it does not work as well. I take it for muscle cramps due to orthopedic surgery that left me unable to stretch some of my muscles adequately.

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Comment from: 3percent 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 13

This medication provided no relief for stiffness or pain. It made me feel drunk and extremely tired. After even taking the pill a couple of doses even to see if an adjustment period was needed. I would take a dose and then would blackout. This was not the solution for my pain and stiffness. This would be my last choice.

Comment from: Juju 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 04

I fell off a back several years back and this drug really made a huge difference in the recovery. It also resolved a lock jaw condition I had at the time which surprised me. I've tried it since but it doesn't work as well. No longer knocks me out and I'm not sure if it's having much effect on the muscles. 2013 for fall- 2015 last dosing. Have they changed the formula?

Comment from: Katie 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 11

I was prescribed one 10mg taken in the pm to relax my muscles so I can sleep due to fibromyalgia.It worked by allowing me to sleep a full seven hours.I had been on it for 15 years now a new Dr has taken over from my old Dr and he has taken me off it.I now sleep only four hours have all my pains back have tinnitus,vertigo and feel terrible.I do not know what to do the Dr has not sugested an alternative.

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Comment from: Imagypsy 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Felt dopey and the muscle tightness got a whole lot worse. Started with low dose and increased to highest recommended and felt absolutely awful. I have ideopathic torticollis and was taken off a cocktail of drugs by new GP that had worked for me for more than 20 years and been off these drugs for several months now--no withdrawal symptoms. Neurologist tried me on tizanidine first and I landed in the ER, so tried Flexiril--quit before I could get to that stage. :-(

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 24

Causes very dry mouth and not as effective for me as soma was.

Related Reading: dry mouth | soma

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 11

I've been taking cyclobenzaprine 10 mg on and off since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2001. First from 2001 to 07, 2nd from 2008 to 10 and 3rd from 2014 to present. It has helped my whole body relax and eased the pain and allowed me to sleep better. I used to find it difficult to wake up in the morning, but that's better now. When I stopped the med, things got worse with pain and stiffness, so I find it helps me.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: Artist7 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 27

Unfortunately my pain on my lower back is getting worse. I have 2 bulging discs plus arthritis. I took as prescribed, and didn't find relief.

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Comment from: Robyn 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 30

I was prescribed this for a bout of tension headaches I was getting that were turning into migraines. I was worried I was taking too much aspirin so I was told this would help with the onset of the headaches. It didn't. I took it in the morning before I would get a headache or at the early signs. I also varied the dosage with no effect.

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Comment from: natalie. 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 28

This did not help back spasm's, but it did help my tmj muscles to relax since I have TMJ disorder. It does make me very sleepy, so I can only use when I do not have plans.

Comment from: natalie. 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 28

This did not help back spasm's, but it did help my tmj muscles to relax since I have TMJ disorder. It does make me very sleepy, so I can only use when I do not have plans.

Comment from: Merlin 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 28

My muscles hurts so much,and when i take this medicine with my pain pills ,i get very good relief, along with my weekly deep muscle massages.

Comment from: natalie. 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 28

This did not help back spasm's, but it did help my tmj muscles to relax since I have TMJ disorder. It does make me very sleepy, so I can only use when I do not have plans.

Comment from: Merlin 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 28

My muscles hurts so much,and when i take this medicine with my pain pills ,i get very good relief, along with my weekly deep muscle massages.

Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 07

Just started taking flexiril 10mg. at bedtime. Surprisingly, it is working very well for my back muscle spasms. I could hardly move before because I need spine surgery and all the muscles around the area that needs to be fused are very tight. I hope this medication works well for me because I can hardly bear my spinal bone pain.

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