Skelaxin for Fibromyalgia
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Skelaxin as a Fibromyalgia Treatment



Skelaxin (Metaxalone) for Fibromyalgia

Muscle relaxing drug.


Treatment Ratings for FMS Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Tender Point Pain Relief 5.00 5.00
Myofasical Trigger Point Pain Relief 6.00 6.00
More Energy / Mental Clarity 1.50 1.50
Better Sleep 3.00 3.00
No Side Effects 10.00 10.00
Convenience 8.50 8.50
Cost/Benefit 8.00 8.00
 
Depression Relief 1.00 1.00
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief   4.00 4.00
Genitourinary Problem Relief n/a n/a
Skin Problem Relief 3.50 3.50
Hyopoglycemia Relief 1.00 1.00



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Skelaxin (Metaxalone) Helps   12/14/14
Reviewed by:     Location Not Given
Metaxalone has been a big help to me. I had a gastric bypass in 2002 and cannot use NSID's of any kind, nor can I use any of the medications that react in the body similar to NSID's. So while 25% to 35% many not seem like much for someone in my situation it is a big help. I do not have any problems with drowsiness with this medication and it helps quite a bit in controlling the muscle spasms and twitching. It is still expensive, even with insurance, but that price should be dropping since the actual generic is now available in the US.

Treatment Time Frame: 3 Years
Treatment Frequency: 4 Times Per Day
Dosage: 800 mg

Fibromyalgia Tender Point Pain Relief 4.00 4
Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Relief n/a n/a
More Energy / Mental Clarity 2.00 2
Better Sleep 1.00 1
No Side Effects 10.00 10
Convenience 7.00 7
Cost/Benefit 9.00 9
 
Depression Relief 1.00 1
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief   1.00 1
Genitourinary Problem Relief n/a n/a
Skin Problem Relief 1.00 1
Hypoglycemia Relief 1.00 1

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Skelaxin - A Great Daytime Muscle Relaxer   08/18/13
Reviewed by:     Location Not Given
I started on Skelaxin and Flexeril when I couldn't tolerate Lyrica in 2008. I find Skelaxin to be a great muscle relaxer to use during the day as it doesn't make me too tired. It is a bit costly as there is no generic yet, but it is worth it to have something to take other than OTC meds, which have almost destroyed my stomach (advil). I take one 800 mg pill in the morning and again at midday. Don't know if it's true, but apparently a lot of people have a hard time staying asleep if they take it at night but I don't know because I never have. I use Flexeril at night if I need a muscle relaxer, but I don't take it every day. I'm surprised to see that Skelaxin (Metaxalone) isn't even listed - I guess I was prescribed this drug only because I refused to try any other anti-depressants in place of the Lyrica (anti-depressants and I just don't mix).

Treatment Time Frame: 4 Years
Treatment Frequency: 2 Times Per Day
Dosage:

Fibromyalgia Tender Point Pain Relief 6.00 6
Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Relief 6.00 6
More Energy / Mental Clarity 1.00 1
Better Sleep 5.00 5
No Side Effects 10.00 10
Convenience 10.00 10
Cost/Benefit 7.00 7
 
Depression Relief n/a n/a
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief   7.00 7
Genitourinary Problem Relief n/a n/a
Skin Problem Relief 6.00 6
Hypoglycemia Relief n/a n/a

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