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Drug Ratings for FLEXERIL

Average Rating: 2.5 (408 Ratings)

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 5  NECK PAIN TIREDNESS DON'T CARE ATTITUDE I have never taken a muscle relaxer and was a little scared. but the pain in my neck was unbearable and I would rather be dead than suffer this much. It helped me sleep but I did not want to wake up. I'm at work now and very dazed but can still work. Not sure if I should have drove. I like this feeling of calmness and I don't give a crap attitude. Not at all like me. F 54 1 days
10 1X D
4/2/2014
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 3  car accident Yes I say this medicine does work but the next day anxiety like everything each time I took medicine it had to be on a weekend because I work full time and u cannot do a lot of activity after this medicine OMG dry mouth is unbelievable I don't recommended this medicine F 30 4 years
10
3/16/2014

 1  Neck tension headache I'd had a really bad tension headache for about 2 weeks and when I went to urgent care they gave me 10 mg of the generic flexeril. I saw that it may cause drowsiness so I took it at 3 pm when I got home. I slept from 3 to 6 and then again from 8 to 5 the next morning and I still felt messed up like I shouldn't drive to work. It took 24 hours for me to feel functional again after taking the 1 pill. I am a smaller female weighing 110 lbs so things tend to hit me harder but I was not prepared for this. The next couple of days I have had some of the worst anxiety I have ever experienced. After reading other reviews on here I have come to the conclusion they are most likely related. I will not be taking this drug again. F 32 1 days
10
2/3/2014
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 1  sciatica and muscle spasms in lower Extreme drowsiness and dry mouth. It has done nothing for my pain. It almost feels worse. Also numbness in lips. Never will I take this again F 27 1 days
10 mgx3
1/1/2014
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 3  Chiropractic adjustment went wrong Dry mouth, fogginess, sleepy, trouble concentrating. The worst part was my throat went numb. I told one doctor this and they said it wasn't the drug. Then I read tons of patient reports and the side effects listed by the pharmaceutical companies and there it is. I was told to go to a ENT specialist. That is just more bills. I have stopped taking it and hope that the numbness will go away soon. If it does not then I will have to assume that it is part of my injury. It has been about 36 hours and it still feels like I sprayed my throat with numbing spray. I had bad spasms after my neck locked. This did help to be honest with the spasms, but I think it should only be used for a week or so. I Think after that, it will start to do damage. M 40 30 days
10 mg 3X D
12/14/2013

 1  whip lash /car accident It's seems to be making me feel weak and like I have the flu. It also is making the pain much much worse. This medication has done absolutely nothing for my muscles or my pain. I can't even sleep through the night. I'm going to my doctor today to see if I can get something else. I mean this garbage doesn't even take the edge off. Useless in my book. M 18 5 days
10
11/15/2013

 5  For Psoriatic Arthritis/Tendinitis Drowsy I take this once a day at bed time and It loosens up my muscles and tendons. I wake up with less swelling and less pain too! I highly recommend it for anyone with Psoriatic Arthritis that causes Tendinitis! F 30 4 weeks
10 1X D
11/4/2013
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 5  Severe back spasms I take it as needed for back pain. Lower lumbar spasms ended me up in hospital for a week last year. Works wonders F 28 1 years
10mg
10/29/2013
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 1  Neck spasms Fatigue, foginess, numbness on left side of body (arm and hand) numbness in feet, rapid heart rate, hungover feeling, out of body feeling, tingling in head, irregular heart beat F 22 5 days
10
9/23/2013

 1  Sciatica Sleep Paralysis, Terrible vivid nightmares, Paranoia, Anxiety, Severe lethargy, Total lack of motivation, Sleepiness even days after taking the meds. AWFUL MEDICATION! I've been taking it as needed for the past half year in Generic form (Cyclobenzaprine). F 21 6 months
15 MG 1X AN
9/19/2013

 3  neck and back injury I injured my neck and back in 1990. I have had four neck fusions and one back surgery without a fusion. I have no pain tolerance what so ever. I took Flexerils before surgeries so I could cope with life. After my fusions I tapered back to 20mlg at bedtime so I could wake up after 12 hrs of sleep and make it through the day. I will tell you from my long experience (20 years) on this medicine that it works well to give you a somewhat active life back, but eventually it will weaken your muscles, eliminating support thus creating more pain and will Wreak HAVOC in your body later on in life as you age. I now have TACHYCARDIA (fast heart beats150 to 250 per minute) that I have to control with medication for the rest of my life. It also causes overactive mucus secretions that contribute to bronchial irritations that can lead to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary / lung disease) With these two side effects, it makes managing them difficult. The bronchial medicines aggravate the Tachycardia USE WITH GREAT CAUTION SHORT TERM and "DO" READ LOTS OF RESEARCH !! Type in query: "ADVANCED" SIDE EFFECTS OF Whatever Drug you are researching for a fully exposed listing of all side effects with any drug !!!!!! Get all the Facts ! Not just a few !!! Bless us ALL ! F 55 20 years
10mg 2X D
8/31/2013

 2  neck & trapezius muscle sprain/spas Extremely drowsy and seemed to make spasms even worse and tighten up even more. Took in combination with Tramadol 50 mg x4 per day. The combo just wiped me out! Can barely function and am dizzy and have extreme loss of appetite. F 55 2 days
10 3X D
8/21/2013

 3  Neck spasms Extreme sedation, lethargy, slight slurred speech, disorientation I use only very occasionally for neck spasms. Absolutely cannot use during the day - I would be completely useless. Can sleep 15 hours+ easily, and then wake up feeling drugged and hungover. It's odd because I feel like the side effects get worse every time I use it. I'm not sure of the dosage I'm taking, but I'm going to try to take 1/2 the pill next time I need it. If I still feel like this, I'm going to ask for another medication. Not worth it if you can't function. Took it at 7pm last night -- it's 11 am next day and I feel like a zombie. F 27 5 months
1X AN
7/25/2013

 1  back spasms Increased heart rate at rest from 60 HR to 144 HR. Stopped taking it. HR now 120 to 60 at any given. Time of day or night. M 53 3 weeks
10MG
7/19/2013

 2  low back spasms Extreme dry mouth. Localized muscle weakness in right triceps muscle and in two fingers on the right hand. Numbness over much of right arm. Have had these side effects for three days and would like to know how long it takes for these symptoms to go away. Took the pills for lower back spasms. They weren't that effective, but did not experience the drowsiness or dizziness that other users reported. Stopped taking the drug as soon as weakness/numbness side effects appeared. Fortunately physical therapy is helping with the back spasms. I would not take it again because of the side effects experienced. I have taken the drug before but never experienced the weakness and numbness until now. M 55 11 days
200 MG 3X D
7/12/2013
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 4  Muscle spasms / pulled back/spine Slight drowsiness My first time with a hurt back and first time taking this type of medication. I was concerned about some of the low ratings on this website but this medication helped quite a lot. I was able to sleep much better and my back didn't hurt quite as much. Only small feedback...one night I drank 2 beers and almost fell on the floor...I wouldn't imagine even druggies like this sensation. Avoid mixing alcohol and Flexeril. Otherwise an effective med. M 38 3 weeks
10 1X D
7/3/2013
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 5  fibromyalgia & chronic pain. Miracle drug for me. Accident in '96 completely disabled me. Many Drs & failed scripts later, found that oxycontin, percocet & flexeril gave me my life back. Skip to 2013 & no Dr will treat me severe chronic pain with percs or oxy. Even having problems getting anyone to write me flexeril now. My life is a nightmare of rock hard muscles, tmj, nerve pain & more. Family & friends now send me any flexeril they get so I can sleep, work, drive, be mom & function somewhat normal. I take 20-30mgs b4 bed & 10mgs as needed for muscle stiffness & spasms. Life is unbearable without it. ER treated me like a pill seeker after I fell & blacked out during a time I had ZERO meds & no insurance it dr, when I asked for flexeril to prevent severe spasms. Wtf? I don't get high off my meds, I get a life & work on them. Without them, I'm unable to dress, shower, climb stairs, eat, think, etc. Thank god I have family & friends who give up their meds so I can maintain some semblance of a normal life. Fuck you DEA for taking away our meds so you can shake down Dr Geeks who fold under the threats of losing their licenses so you can stop a small amount of junkies who ruin it for the ones who really need flexeril & oxycodone to function. May you have an accident & get denied pain relief by a Dr you made stop writing pain meds. FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE DEA! I want my scripts back!!! F 42 10 years
10mg+
6/25/2013

 1  back sprain my girlfriend was actually taking this. and she experienced vertigo, inability to walk, extremely slurred speech, swollen throat, numb tongue, numb legs, hands and feet. they were very scary side effects. they still have not cleared up and it's been about 3 days since her last dosage was taken. I love my girlfriend very much and I hope and pray to god she turns out okay. if anyone has any similar stories, please email me and let me know please how it all played out. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION. I can only hope this reaches people before they take this. F 20 2 days
10 mg
6/15/2013
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 4  Back Pain - Severe Scoliosis Flexeril has been very effective for me. My doctor initially prescribed 10 mg to take at night as needed for back spasms. It works great for getting rid of back spasms - by the next day they are gone! But over time I realized that 10 mg was too much because I felt groggy and irritable the next day. Cut back to 5mg and that works just as well without as much grogginess. As I said, I realized that 10 mg was too much for me, and I am a big person (~225 pounds and 6'1" tall), so I started taking only 5 mg on my own. That works much better for me - still relieves my back spasm, and I am not as groggy or irritable the next day. I do not take flexeril every night - only when I have a spasm. F 47 10 years
5 to 10 1X D
5/21/2013
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 1  muscle spasms Awful, it helped with the back pain but I hated the feeling. First night I felt really out of it and fell asleep for 6 hours, woke up for a brief 30 minutes then back to sleep for 10 hours. I had really strange detailed dreams. I felt really tired when I woke up (coffee didn'tdidn't help) and groggy/hungover all day. As the day went on, I felt extremely dizzy if I stood up to fast and even blacked out. I will never use it again. F 20 1 months
10mg
5/17/2013

 1  pulled muscle The first day I took 1 10mg tablet. I slept for 24 hours. I took half a tablet for the remaining days. I slept for over 10 hours each day. I have been extremely irritable since the first dose. I quit taking it yesterday. Today I am an emotional wreck and having suicidal thoughts. Fortunately I am rational and know this isn't normal for me. I don't take any other meds. I haven't been drinking. No history of depression, but I do suffer from the normal anxiety from time to time. F 35 6 days
10
4/29/2013
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 1  Spasms 10 min after taking pill I became nauseated. I have acid reflux and feel like my stomach is on fire. Even worse, I am drowsy but jittery if that makes sense? Feel anxious and my eyes are blurry. I want this out of my system!!! F 40 1 days
10mg
4/28/2013

 1  Anklylosing Spondylitis At first I thought it was great but over time I realized I was having severe hallucinations and then the headaches started which lasted all day. Then fevers started and I had alot of paranoia and confusion on it. I had to stop taking it entirely. I even tried to just take 5mg a day but it still affected me badly. I am very upset about it all because I have no pain medication now. F 58 3 months
10mg 1X AN
4/5/2013
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 5  Back pain Loopy, sleepy, hungry,dry mouth. it works great for me. I wouldn't drive or go to work on them. Dr. Also had me on tramadol well taking these. I honestly love them. Broke my back when I was 14 and it's the only thing that works for me F 24 1 years
30mg
4/2/2013
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 5  Back pain Loopy, sleepy, hungry,dry mouth. it works great for me. I wouldn't drive or go to work on them. Dr. Also had me on tramadol well taking these. I honestly love them. Broke my back when I was 14 and it's the only thing that works for me F 24 1 years
30mg
4/2/2013
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 1  Neck pain bad discs Horrible , made my entire body stiffness & pain burning ...super drowsy , very dry mouth , very constipated, Generic brand , I hate this ...god help, me please someone tell me whats wrong with me ! I need support is there some blog or any group whoa can help .my family & fri ends dont understand extreme body pain stiffness I dont want to live this way ! F 51 3 weeks
5 mg
4/1/2013
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 1  Back and Neck Pain Hours later I had horrendous vertigo as if I were on a rollercoaster, weakness, queasy stomach, and even over 24 hours later, I feel like I'm hungover, dizzy, keep losing my balance. This is very scary. I'm hoping as the days go on it lessons and disappears. I just threw out the entire bottle. F 45 1 days
10 mg 1X D
3/20/2013
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 1  Lowback/hip pain I was prescribed 10mg 3x a day to help With my back pain, I was told I would be drowsy and it was just to loosen my back up. I took my first dose and within an hour I was fighting with all my energy to stay awake and fell asleep for 13 hours and when I could finally wake up I had for force myself up to stay awake. How could i take this pill 2x more in the day?! I was groggy for the entire next 2 days, and put me in the worst mood that took about 3 days to come out of F 24 1 days
10 MG
3/18/2013

 1  Lower back pain. After taking two doses 5 hours apart. Woke up feeling very glittery, my heart palpitated, felt numbness and thick feeling to left side of my face. I take no other medications except Motrin and Tylenol. I will never take this again. I would rather be in pain. F 49 1 days
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3/3/2013

 4  back and neck strain this drug really helps my back and neck pain...I take it at night because it makes me very drowsy... Since I have such bad reactions to meds and get side effects like crazy, I break the pill in half...The only thing I notice is occasionally I feel a little nauseous in the mornings after I take the pill but other than that, it really helps ease the muscle aches when I get them F 62 3 days
10 mg 1X D
2/24/2013
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 1  Sciatica Muscle spasms lower back Couldn't sleep because of sciatic pain so Dr prescribed Flexeril for pain relief and so I could sleep. First night slept for 14 hours. All next day severe sleepiness, hangover type headache, pain behind eye, didn't want to do anything and didn't get dressed until 3pm, total loss of motivation to do anything ! Next few nights, no pain relief at all and worse symptoms of sleepiness, headache and even anger. Will not take this again. I tried it once for TMJ and it took the muscle spasms away. This time for sciatica it is totally useless and caused so many negative symptoms, I will not take it again. Horrible drug F 60 4 days
10 mg 1X D
2/10/2013

 1  arithis pain and for muscle relaxer Really don't remember any side effects but I'm sure there were some. Did absolutely nothing for me. I got them through the VA and I finally took a couple of containers back to my PA and told him that if that was the best he could do I would just take asprin. M 55 6 months
10 mg. 3X D
1/16/2013
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 1  spasms following neck sprain/strain Dry mouth, tachycardia, hypertension, arrhythmias, extreme sedation, depression. On discontinuation: continued tachycardia/hypertension, vomiting/diarrhea, "hangover" feeling, continued sedation 24 hours after last dose. WelI, I can move my neck again--that's the only good thing I can say. Eased the spasms after 2 doses, but the side effects were intolerable. Pretty sure I was having intermittent A-fib. If I hadn't been so out of it I would've gone straight to the ER. It's a bad scene, when you need help but are too out of it to get it, both from the same drug. It's in the trash now. F 42 3 days
10 mg 3X D
1/5/2013

 4  tore shoulder muscle very tired could sleep for days,loss of appetite, overrall Flexeril helps with my spasms,just gotta make sure that someone is watching the little ones.. F 44 3 days
10mg 1X D
12/4/2012
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 1  low back pain very dry mouth extreme exhaustion - the day after i started taking this I was completly exhuasted. I slept 11 hours the first day and it was not enough. Subsequent days i slept 8 - 10 hours and was still exhausted. Wrists and ankles achy Skin sensitivity I will never take this again as it came with terrible side effects and did nothing for the pain. M 14 5 days
10mg 1X D
12/3/2012

 1  Muscle strain, nerve impingement I suffered from severe pressure and headaches in my temples, base of occipital and around eyes. My vision was blurry and I was nauseous. My diastolic pressure increased by 10-15mmHg and i had terrible anxiety. It took 5 days for symptoms to go away and diastolic pressure to decrease. I would rather deal with the pain than go through this again. F 49 4 days
10mg x1
11/25/2012

 1  piriformis / sciatica For a muscle relaxant, it is extremely weak but it knocked me down into sleep for an hour and that was the extent of it. Impossible to function on this drug. The ultimate muscle relaxant and pain killer I have ever had is SOMA but doctors are completely paranoid prescribing it or do not know better, or the puppets do not care. See reviews for SOMA and be the judge. M 47 2 days
2X D
11/24/2012

 1  muscle tension in neck & shoulders Took one 5mg pill at bedtime Sat. night for tension pain in neck and shoulders. Couldn't sleep all night - kept tossing and turning. Slept until 1pm which I never do. Extremely groggy. Felt nauseous. Laid on sofa all day. No appetite but thirsty. Felt very fatigued. I had heart palpitations and stomach cramps but no diarrhea. Went to bed Sunday at 10pm and had to take motrin for body aches all over. Felt like I had the flu but no fever. I had chills and then got very hot during sleep. Now it's Monday and still don't feel well. I will never take this again and am throwing the meds away! F 34 1 days
5 mg 1X D
10/15/2012
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 4  Muscle strain from auto accident Extreme hot flashes/sweating, constipation, blurred vision, confusion/memory problems, stomach upset F 58 10 months
10 MG
10/14/2012

 3  Muscle Spasam,Thoracic spine..+ I'd never taken a flexiril prior to Friday, and I assure you that I will NEVER take one again. It is now Monday and I still don't feel like myself. I took the 10mg pill aprox. 7 am Friday evening as instructed my the ER Doctor. I then laid down at 8 pm, and went directly to sleep. I awoke at 5 am, scarred to death of *something* Myheart was pounding, I was seating, I woke up my husband go talked to me long enough to settle me back down, and right to sleep I went again. Around 11 am, I jumped straight out of bed and went running through my house, to get away..from what? I have no idea. My Husband caught me in the yard in my boxers and a t shirt, it was 34 degrees here. He called the Doctor who claimed that there was no way possible that the flexiril was causing this reaction. I take no medication of any kind on a regular basis and try to avoid any unless absolutely necessary. So there were no other medications in my system that could have caused this type of behavior. I slept on an PLEASE I implore you to always ask questions about possible side effects that one may encounter, on a new drug. F 38 1 days
10 1X D
10/8/2012
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 5  yes i felt drownsy the next morning.and threw out the day F 43 7 days
10mg.
9/28/2012
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 1  Groin pain, chronic tightness At first I just felt tired, but actually I felt good st first, it definitely loosened my muscles up! After a few days I started to feel abnormally tired in the day even though I was only taking 10mg before bed. Then started to have weird dreams and bad sleep, twitching at night waking me up. When I woke up I felt really groggy for hours then tired for the rest of the day. After about 5 days of taking it I started to have racing heart rate, not just feeling like it was racing but I took my pulse and it was actually elevated (it is always very low). I also started to feel week and uncoordinated. On exactly the 7th night I woke up with a massive jolt and had a feeling of terrible doom, and a racing heart rate! I felt week as a lamb and dizzy and confused, I could barely speak! The anxiety/panic subsided after about 10 hours but the mental slowness and physical weakness and lack of coordination lasted for about 3 days which was scary. I was having weird thoughts and increased anxiety also for about 3 days. I will never take flexeril again. It definitely helped with my tight muscles but the side effects were very bad! I would never risk it again, who knows how long the effects would last this time! M 30 7 days
10mg
9/23/2012

 1  groin muscle and lower back pain Blurred vision, sensitivity to light, left leg numb, left side of face numb, poor sleeping, did not work, still have pain in upper leg area and lower back, only thing I got from it was bad side effects, no pain relief! Agitation, and worried, anxiety increased. I take clonazepam for anxiety disorder, the prescriber of this medication at our urgent care was aware of this and still prescribed this medication, which I have discovered causes anxiety! This medication did nothing for my pain, it caused many other issues that I did not need...BAD MEDICATION!!!! Way too many side effects!!!! Waiting for the drug to get out of my system, hopefully all side effects go away quickly!!!! F 51 4 days
10MG 3X D
9/10/2012
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 3  Bruxism, myofascial pain, tmj This med helped greatly with my jaw pain, clenching, and helped me sleep very well. I'm not sure if it's worth it because over time I experienced bad constipation, was too exhausted to function, developed muscle weakness , just wanted to sleep. I tried to quit and had the worst pain and migraines of my life, thought I was going to die! Went back on it, ended up with severe bladder infection and pelvic floor dysfunction (due to muscle weakness) . All doctors and urologist say there is nothing wrong with long term use. But I have read so many cases of people having problems. I went down to 5mg and this is my second day not taking it , and honestly, I'm starting to feel better, even though my jaw is a little tight. I may just take it occasionally now . Monitor yourself closely please and take the doctors opinion with a grain of salt, listen to your body! F 33 2 years
10mg
8/15/2012
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 3  Back, rib, hip pain Abdominal bloating with weight gain Med helped to relieve pain spasms. I only take it when the spasms get bad. M 53 2 days
10 1X D
7/27/2012
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 4  Muscle spasms Fatigue, vivid dreams, grogginess Flexeril did help with my back pain. I took it at night so the fatigue wasn't really a big deal. I did feel kind of groggy in the morning, could've slept all day. I would take this drug again. F 27 2 weeks
25 mg 1X D
7/18/2012

 5  Compression fracture T7, scoliosis, Dry mouth, slurred speech, rapid heartbeat, 10 lb weight gain, alternating constipation or diarrhea, weird dreams, occasional nightmares. Even though there are some really bothersome side effects, I'm probably going to stick with it as it's great for chronic pain, stiffness, anxiety and insomnia. . F 60 1.5 years
10 1X D
7/16/2012
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 5  Back pain Felt icky the first night I took it. But then, just simple drowsiness, so I take in the evening and sleep very well. I felt really icky (hard to describe, sorry) the first time I took it. I see some people rating it after one day, which seems too soon (but understand they had a terrible experience). Now I take it, as needed (usually 2-5 nights a week). I can feel a little groggy the next day if I tried to pull off only 7 hours of sleep. But if I get a decent 8 (ideally 9), I feel amazing...no tightness or aching. That allows me to do my work and also continue my physical therapy, in hopes of not having to take this forever. Very helpful muscle relaxant, at least for me. As some others have noted, if anything it makes my mood much better too, probably largely because I rest so well and feel good in the morning. F 40 6 months
10 MG 1X D
7/6/2012

 1  Lower Back Pain Drowsiness, agitation, chest pressure, hard to breath. Did not like the drug at all....no agitation was not from being drowsy...agitation started later in the afternoon...took medicine in the am. Will never take again! F 38 1 days
10
6/26/2012

 3  Back injury Fatigue, depression My doctor prescribed this medicine to me after a pool accident which permanently injured much of my back. Over the years I've noticed that even when I take half the dosage, I am depressed, highly emotional, and have fatigue that I basically cannot fight. The emotional affects are such that I am a completely different person when I am on this drug. Although it is highly effective in reducing back pain, most of the time it has not been worth it for me due to the above-described side effects. F 20 2 years
1X D
6/25/2012
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 2  Sciatic pain Yep sat at dinner table and told my wife that I think I'm just gonna kill my self. The same way I would tell her I was going out to get a coffee. Weird stuff stay away. Also talked to myself a little too much for comfort cuz I was talkin bac to my self! M 42 3 days
10mg
6/13/2012

 2  Back pain Drowsiness, sleeping for prolonged periods of time. I was prescribed this medication for severe lower back pain. It did virtually nothing to alleviate my symptoms. However, Flexeril did prove to be a decent sleep aid and my doctor now gives me refills upon request when I need something to put me down. I would say that overall, I was highly unimpressed with this medication. M 23 3 years
10 mg 1X D
6/7/2012

 1  myofacial pain syndrome Feel as though I am a Zombie. Very difficult to function until, possibly, late afternoon. My eyes feel as though they are bugging out of my head; very, very dry eyes with blurred vision F 54 7 days
5mg 1X D
5/28/2012

 1  pain I took this drug twice, about a month apart. Both times, the next day, it was if my brain just wanted to go back to sleep. I had to fight extreme fatigue from it. It was so bad I even looked in the internet to try to find a way to get it out of my system. F 55 2 days
1X D
5/19/2012
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 1  back pain due to lumbar fracture I had nothing bad to say about Flexeril until I tried to stop taking it. Cold turkey will hurt a lot. I had, and still have after titration: diarrhea every day upon waking and throughout the day, severe nausea spells, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression. When I mentioned all this to my GP, he denied any blame on the flexeril and offered me another prescription for an anti-depressant. NO THANKS!!!! Please people...if you can control your pain with something else PLEASE DO. The medical professionals that deal in this medication are doing harm. My pain is worse now than when I started and now I am drastically ill in other ways. I say to anyone who is 'satisfied' with Flexeril, just try stopping... It should NEVER be taken for more than three weeks...You can't avoid dependency. Well, I couldn't. BTW, I was 'conscious' of the possibility of addiction when I began. I did not become addicted to the Vicodin that I was also given... It's just that I was not told of the dangers...my doctors didn't know F 36 2 years
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4/21/2012
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 3  Sciattic Pain After I stopped taking it, I had insomnia, pain, hallucinations, daydreams, nightmares, impotence and extreme dehydration. M 32 2 weeks
30
4/18/2012
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 3  Muscle injury/spasm Grogginess, broken sleep, bloating constipation that causes back pain. Taking along with Naprosyn for a back pull/strain. I cannot tell if it is doing any good over the 500mg Naproxen. My shoulder is better but I have some bloating and constipation that I normally never get. It's making my low back ache now. M 35 2 days
15 mg 3X D
3/30/2012

 5  Lower back, hip and leg pain Funny, I had the depression and crying episodes prior to taking this medication after 2 and a half months of chronic pain and no sleep, I take it at night and at the very least I get a decent nights sleep and muscles finally relaxed, I still have some pain at night but not as bad as it was. Only problem I am wondering about is that I am over a week early in my cycle, was trying to find out if this drug may have something to do with it F 44 10 days
5 to 10mg
3/22/2012
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 4  back pain M 50 7 days
50mg 2X D
3/20/2012

 5  persistent low back pain Blurred vision, constipation - well worth the relief it has provided. Sounds like a lot of people here have much more serious underlying mental issues. FYI this drug IS in the tricyclic antidepressant class. F 47 7 days
30mg daily
3/14/2012

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