Hi Butterfly -
I have taken Robaxin before. It IS a muscle relaxer, but has a lot less potential for abuse/addiction than some of the others (like Soma). Of course, I had a tendency to abuse ANYTHING (1 is good, more is better). My doctor is aware that I'm a recovering addict and will prescribe me very little of anything, with no refills, and I'm glad of that. I have a ruptured disc in my back that flares up every now and then. I would prefer Robaxin or Flexeril, just because they don't do anything to me mentally, like Soma does. For me, Soma relaxes me mentally, too, and I try to stay away from it.
I don't remember any side effects of Robaxin, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. Most muscle relaxers can make you sleepy....or maybe they just relax you enough so you can sleep.
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