FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: FLEXERIL

User Comments:


For Muscle Spasm “This was a difficult drug to stay on. I had what felt like a perpetual hangover. It did help with the Muscle Spasms, but not sure its worth the “Hangover”.”

Mr. Duke (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 15, 2018


For Muscle Spasm “I first tried this for severe lower back spasms. The doc warned me I would feel “hung over” the first few days, which was true. Start with a low dose and ramp up if needed. The first a.m. I shrugged my shoulders and thought “Wow–this is what it’s like to be normal!” (I had wrecked my neck in a parachute accident several years before).BONUS: I had been waking up at 1-3 a.m. every morning and was not able to go back to sleep. This med solved that problem. At the same time, I was able to get up in the middle of the night, take care of my toddler, the go back to sleep without a problem. CON: it causes dry mouth which leads to dental problems. Sad. I take it only a few times a year now. (I took it every night for several years).”

OAM (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 13, 2017


For Muscle Spasm “So I recently slept wrong and thought I had a stiff neck that it would go away. I was wrong 3 days later it got worst and worst that I couldn’t move my head down or to the right or upward. I was prescribe 10mg twice a day but I just took it once a day with naproxen an anti inflammatory. Plus rubbed vicks on the area which my puerto rican mother swears it works wonders lol. Yes it makes u super sleepy but it was a great sleep no complaints. And in 24hrs and 48hrs later. I can do my pt exercises without pain and I feel great about 70% improvement. I still have to continue to stretch and massage the area. This is helping. Everyone responds differently though.”

Tinaray (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2017


For Muscle Spasm “My primary doc put me on Flexeril for muscle spasms and from injuries at L5S1. I was told that these would take about a week to take effect. I felt no relief and experienced hallucinations after a few doses. This is just my personal experience with this medication. It may work differently for you. For me, it was a scary experience and immediately discarded them.”

Dan67 December 7, 2017


For Muscle Spasm “Been on flexeril for the past 4 or 5 years. It works ok for muscle spasms in my lumbar area. I have several badly herniated discs so I’m in pain most of the time. By itself the medication doesn’t do that much but my Dr has me take it with gabapentin and Percocet so together they help a lot.”

ecarbajal (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 9, 2017


For Muscle Spasm “I was prescribed this drug for help with muscle spasms resulting from a problem in my neck. The associated pain was extreme and occasionally paralyzing. Combined with naproxen it was effective at reducing the pain and allowing me to sleep. In 6 months I have used precisely twelve 10mg doses out of a prescription of 30. Two initially to help control the spasms with occasional maintenance doses when I felt that a problem was imminent. I will not take this during the day because it promotes sleep and would affect my ability to drive. The only other side effect is a loose stool the following day, but it is mild.”

Bob E3 September 16, 2017

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