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Has Skelaxin messed with your vision?

MingMMing Posts: 1,127
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Pain Medications
I've noticed this happened to me along time ago but I was on quite a few new meds but I just started skelaxin back up on Tuesday and I noticed on Wednesday I was squinting alot. I do wear glasses just for reading but a really mild prescription which the eye doc thinks it's because of pain meds and antidepressants. I had lassik's surgery in 2001 and they say I still have 20/20 when I use both eyes but since Tuesday my vision seems to be getting weird. I can see but it's hard to explain. Almost like it's cloudy a bit or I need to squint to see better or just that the muscles aren't focusing my eyes good enough. I am afraid to drive so my hubby's been doing most of the driving.

I was just wondering if anyone else experienced this.


  • But I think it was Flexeril that did it to me. On the bottle it even said-May cause blurred vision. I told my doctor I couldn't take it anymore because I couldn't read thr footnotes in my textbook. These 2 drugs must be close, or maybe it was the same one, I'd been on several until I finally just told them valium worked the best and not to mess with it.

    I've been off the offending muscle relaxant for 2 months now and I think there has been an improvement in my vision but it's still hard to read very small print and I used to have no problem.
  • absolutely...any muscle relaxer makes my eyes wacky! I don't wear glasses, but have almost thought I needed them a few times and then figured it out...
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