Anyone taking Skelaxin? Or is there a natural muscle relaxer?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TaniaF, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    My doctor gave me a script for Skelaxin for my muscle aches. Anyone taking it? I need some pros and cons. I'm very sensitive to meds so I haven't tried it yet. Does it really work to relieve tight muscles and aches. I do have myofascial knots. I'm also looking for some natural remedies.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. campbeck97

    campbeck97 New Member

    Yes I have taken it in the past but didnt work for me as well as Soma as a muscle relaxer. i have lots of the myofascial lumps/knots and neither one helped those at all for me. Does help relax muscles like shoulders,neck, calves/lower legs but have not found anything much for the knots except massage and thats very painful,but if you can make it through the self massage for a few days mine always feels better.I use lidoderm patches also but they are very exspensive esp. if your ins.doesnt cover them. Good luck and God Bless
  3. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    I too have taken it, but have not found it to be nearly as effective as Soma. It may work for you however if you haven't taken muscle relaxers before.