2 patient evaluations for Metaxalone taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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Sep 11, 2010 (Started Aug 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: dont notice any help at all pain or spasms maybe contributing to stomach aching and increased constipation
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 6, 2010 (Started Sep 09, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This really had helped with my RLS and muscle spasms.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Sep 09, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I originally prescribed this medication to be taken TID (three times daily). I couldn't even keep my eyes open. I now take it most every night. I do find a difference when I don't take it. My muscles tighten up more than "normal". My muscles use to tighten up badly to the point I had no function in my legs at least 6 days out of the week.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

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