I have been on many muscle relaxers over the past 5 years. Started with the mild stuff (for me anyway) Robaxin, Skelaxin, then Zanflex, then Flexeril, Soma, then for about a year prior to surgery, Baclofen. Of all the above, Baclofen was the only one I felt worked, for a while anyway. After this last herniation (end of Oct 09), in which the disc was sequestered and broken portion migrated down and "landed" right on the S1 nerve root. That has been the most excruciating pain I have ever endured (even compared to childbirth!) After that episode, no amount of any type of medication worked.
After this surgery (PLIF) on 6/28/10, I was put back on Robaxin. It was pretty much my choice being that I had taken so many prior to surgery and knew which meds worked how. I decided to start with something mild, Robaxin, in hopes that it would work just enough to give me relief without the sleepy side effects. As we all know, all medications have side effects.
Okay, now I'll get to the point: Has anyone experienced any eye/visual side effects with Robaxin or any other medication? My left eye has been bothering me for about 5 days now and I just really thought it was from being tired. Today I looked a little closer in the mirror and I have a huge sty there! Both of my eyes are bloodshot and itchy. I know that conjunctivitis is a side effect of this particular medication. I remember having "pink eye" as a child and this feels pretty similar. I wasn't really able to get that close up to the mirror so maybe this has been there from the start of the symptoms, but I had a little bigger issue to concern myself with...walking, sitting up, and laying down
Just wanted to get some feedback and see if any of you guys have experienced this or something similar. I'm going to switch back to the Baclofen for the time being and see if that can both clear up my eyes and help with the spasms.
Thank you all for letting me ramble
I'll try to keep it shorter next time lol.