8 patient evaluations for Cyclobenzaprine taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Feb 1, 2013 (Started Aug 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This provided good pain relief for me with my muscle pain. I used it on a PRN basis only, and only when I really needed it. It did make me drowsy, but it was worth it to me, for the pain relief. Liked this med, but doctor wouldn't prescribe for me any more, possibly due to being on Cymbalta and having elevated liver enzymes temporarily.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 5, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Jul 17, 2011 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hangover effect, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: hangover effect, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hangover effect, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Having severe back spasms, so started taking the Flexeril again--10mg once or twice per day. It causes sleepiness and "hung-over" feeling.
Side effects: hangover effect, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hangover effect, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Jun 14, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (restless feeling in legs)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: restless feeling in legs

Oct 6, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have no side effects from this and it helps my pain tremendously. I feel more energetic because it helps me to rest at night.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: restless feeling in legs

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Dec 14, 2010 (Started Jul 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, dry throat, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It made me very drowsy and dizzy, and I was very "cloudy" mentally. Couldn't think or act right.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, dry mouth, dry throat

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Jul 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, dry throat, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It can make you very sleepy if you are not used to taking it, so watch out for that. Change your positions (like from laying to sitting) very slowly to avoid dizziness or faintness. It has helped my severe muscle spasms in my calves, along with the Soma.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, dry mouth, dry throat

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Jun 5, 2010 (Started May 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take at night to help sleep makes me tired but doesn't help with stage 4 sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 14, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive thirst (polydipsia), dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Only problem I have with this med is that it makes me have dry mouth, a terrible unquenchable thirst. That is why I don't always take it. I usually take it as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive thirst (polydipsia), dry mouth

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Apr 7, 2009 (Started Apr 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irritability, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, irritability

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