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Flexeril vs. Low Dose Naltrexone for Fibromyalgia

Flexeril

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Other Names: Cyclobenzaprine   Amrix   Fexmid

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 32,954 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant medication used to relieve skeletal muscle spasms and associated pain in Acute (medicine) musculoskeletal conditions. It is the most well-studied drug for this application, and it also has been used Off-label use for ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Holly Fox
September 29, 2014
Holly Fox wrote
RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) after taking Flexeril
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By reconsidered
September 23, 2014
reconsidered wrote
Thank to all.
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By Tricia
January 30, 2014
Tricia wrote
RA and Lupus
Its the Flexeril!!
michele  |  May 12, 2014
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By Quinn
January 14, 2014
Quinn wrote
Seems like I cant tolerate LDN because of my histamine intolerance
One LDN research docs writes this. Dr. J. McCandless writes...

There is a phenomenon that happens to some people that as the immune system is shifting (usually from T2 to T1) right after starting LDN, the immune system drops and people get an infection, cold, flu, cold sore, etc. which is usually short lived. Candida tends to overgrow or a virus will flare up. These infections are usually short-lived...
March 15, 2014
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By Jeff
November 16, 2013
Jeff wrote
Naltrexone Low Dose liquid
Rather than blaming the Naltrexone, which it might be, I would think more likely your body (including your brain) reacting/adjusting itself to the non narcotic condition it finds itself now. Ntx works by inhibiting "pleasure seeking" centers in the body. It also inhibits endorphin production while active which may be having an effect on anger control or something like that.

Presumably you are taking a 50 mg dose. Talk to your doctor about reducing the dose and see if that helps. It may well b
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By Melissa
November 5, 2013
Melissa wrote
Baclofen vs Flexeri
I started with Baclofen then started flexeril. I swear by baclofen as the BEST. I honestly can't say much about flex because I really haven't given it a chance but I hope it the Baclofen works as good for you as it did for me. Also, it curbed my desire for the opiate pain relievers. My doc seems to want me stuck on them lol she took away the baclofen and gave me a shit load of tramadol and flexeril. Could be blissful if only I were ignorant..
Quamie  |  March 7, 2014
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By suzi444
September 4, 2013
suzi444 wrote
Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine)10mg for Spasmodic Torticollis and Fibromyalgia
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What patients are saying about Flexeril vs. Low Dose Naltrexone

26 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
far... Lyrica & Flexeril throughout the day, Trazadone &...
...I have so far... Lyrica & Flexeril throughout the day, Trazadone & ...guinea pig for my GP with LDN, D3, Estriol, & Pregnenalone. ...- so far. I had been on Copaxone from March thru Octob...
low dose naltrexone (not the alchohol withdrawal dose...
...I haven't had children because of all the pain and health ...patches, cymbalta, gabapentin, low dose naltrexone (not the alchohol withdrawal dose range), flexaril, psychotherapy, hot/cold packs....
muscle spasticity. Anyone else taking those medicaitons?...
...so important when you have MS. My medications are Low Dose Naltrexone for the MS and Flexeril for muscle spasticity. Anyone else taking those medicaitons? I have never heard that they could caus...
helped? Just tried LDN which didn't help, seems anything...
...150's to 300's...Maybe that would have helped? Just tried LDN which didn't help, seems anything that might boost my ...help me sleep and does Flexeril. I think I am suffering...
taking LOW-DOSE NALTREXONE 4.5 mg at bedtime ...This...
...fibromyalgia until I started taking LOW-DOSE NALTREXONE 4.5 mg at bedtime ...I was taking ultram, flexeril and living off ...trainwreck....I want to share what low-dose naltrexone did for me ...
differernt things. Flexeril...made me feel so terrible at...
...stopped a while ago to try some differernt things. Flexeril...made me feel so terrible at 1/4 tablet, I gave ...troe in all cases though. I have been taking LDN for over a year and now it has...
sleepy...nonfunctional) flexaril: same as above, but no...
...horribly (made me beyond sleepy...nonfunctional) flexaril: same as above, but no ...I was supposed to try low dose naltrexone...but never did get around to...
getting kicked up by LDN and then keep up by Flexeril...
...kicked up by LDN and then keep up by Flexeril was pretty intense, ...idea). Now that the Flexeril is out of my system, I'm back on LDN and no high pulse. A side effect of Flexeril for many is hi...
pressure medications, Flexeril, Zanaflex and the low dose...
...3 high blood pressure medications, Flexeril, Zanaflex and the low dose Naltrexone within 1 month. I was ...so I can handle the low dose Naltrexone and Zanaflex better. So far,...
ill-thought out combo of LDN (which I have been taking for...
...the ill-thought out combo of LDN (which I have been taking ...and a short run of Flexeril for some muscle aches (which ...a bad idea given that Flexeril's TCA type actions inhibit the...
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