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User Reviews for Carisoprodol

Also known as: Soma, Vanadom

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Carisoprodol Review Summary

9.0/10 Average Rating

186 Ratings with 130 User Reviews

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Reviews for Carisoprodol to treat Muscle Spasm

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"they call these muscle relaxers they don't do that for me. all these pills are to me is a sleeping pill that's all they help me with so I only take one at night so i can get some sleep"

   
1.0

dlparson (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 4, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have experienced severe pain and muscle spasms in my back for 35 years. Soma along with my narcotic analgesics have been a godsend. Soma helps me relax and sleep and start to work fairly quickly. I take 4 a day."

   
10

lucky123987 May 3, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have severe back pain due to an injury and the hundreds of bone marrow aspirates because of my leukemia. After many drugs (more than a dozen combinations). I find Soma to be excellent at relieving the muscle spasms, pain, and it also releaves anxiety similar to benzos and helps me sleep like no other medicine. I also take OxyContin with it and that is what keeps me stable and going throughout the day."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 20, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Good"

   
10

Namaste11 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "This medication has worked wonders for my hip/skeleton pain. I need to get back on them."

   
10

MandaBeautyMark March 8, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "This medication helps with my muscle cramping and helps me relax at night so I can sleep."

   
10

duttlinj January 29, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "From my experience, I have never had anything that works so well for my lower back pain. It is almost impossible to sleep at night without them. My doctor was hesitant to prescribe them, but after he did I was able to cut my pain killer daily dosage in half. I think the doc's should stick to what is proven to work."

   
10

que no (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 8, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Works good for muscle spasms and helps you to relax enough to sleep when in bad pain."

   
8.0

Peanutsmom4 October 19, 2014

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"Makes me feel like I have a hangover the next morning.. helps make me sleep very well."

   
9.0

pimp c (taken for less than 1 month) October 5, 2014

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"Tension headache: My headaches are much better my muscles in neck were always tight. Helped great! I still get them but not as bad. However they do cause me constipation."

   
8.0

Spokane17 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 22, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Due to having AML (leukemia) and having hundreds of bone marrows aspirates done, I now have to take Soma due to lower back pain."

   
10

flowerchild1976 September 18, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "The only muscle relaxer to work for me. No one wants to prescribe it anymore, however."

   
10

JazzyW1 September 4, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have suffered from many ailments in the past few years one of which was sliding on black ice while working hitting my neck and back on a metal step to my bucket truck. The muscle spasms I get are just awful...muscles twisting and foot looks deformed when it happens. Soma is the only medication that gives any kind of relief...I take it sparingly as not to become dependent upon it. It does make you drowsy...but I would rather be somewhat drowsy than be in that horrible pain."

   
10

cathie143 August 6, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I've tried every kind of muscle relaxer from A-Z out there and Soma is the only one that has worked for me. I take it twice a day with my pain meds and have had no side effects from it at all. I have spinal stenosis and suffer from pain all day every day and its so nice to have a little relief. "

   
10

myaeger (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 18, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Love it, it helps ease my severe neck pain, haven't had any side effects yet."

   
10

oldstinkyfisherman (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 13, 2014

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"I take Soma for neck pain from a car accident. I get MASSIVE leg pain taking this medicine and nightmares."

   
4.0

Wildsugar (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I just recently had a lumbar fusion but have had back problems for the past 5 years. The Dr would prescribe Flexeril but it wouldn't help and made my heart race. So my surgeon put me on Soma and it works tremendously. Makes me a little drowsy but functional."

   
10

doart84 July 5, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I was very nervous to take Soma after doing some research on it. I decided to take it after being in terrible pain, I was surprised that when I woke up in the morning I could function with little pain. I decided to take 1/2 a pill instead at night and I have had great results. Soma works better than the narcotics do especially at night. If they could just make it non-drowsy it would be the perfect medicine."

   
10

cautious but in pain April 17, 2014

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"After all the pills and side effects I have had this medicine is a class A. I only wish I would have had it years early in my situation I still have pain but less than I have had in so long! I feel so good if I could dance I 'would! For me it worked right away. I can't believe how much better I feel in one day. I give it an 11 ."

   
10

niknite (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I am 72 and have used Soma 3 times a day for 3 years. My pain specialist is reluctant to prescribe but understands that I have tried everything else for chronic intractable muscle spasm related to scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. This has worked for me since I was 30 years old dealing with my first herniated disc. I have recently had a spinal nerve stimulator implant and although I seldom have the pain from the pressure on the sciatic nerve I do have considerable pain from muscle spasm. It is the ONLY relaxant that has ever worked for me."

   
10

Alice Mabe (taken for 10 years or more) January 5, 2014

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"I started taking soma 350 milligrams 4 times a day in the early 90s that has been the best muscle relaxer I've ever had I have degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia however I cannot get this anymore my doctor now calls this the dirty drug it's unfortunate for people that really need this medication I personally think they work the best with tramadol and soma 350 combined for my back pain and all of my con"

   
10

Blondeekim (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 5, 2013

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have taken soma for at least 5 years and all of a sudden my new doctor took me off and put me on flexril, it does not work at all nothing like soma to let me sleep through the night without hopping up with muscles cramps. I have had back surgury 3 times and have nerve damage that will not heal, soma helps in many ways relaxation helps me sleep and no muscle cramps hope my doctor will see fit to put me back on them I hurt so much."

   
10

cuff October 29, 2013

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Have taken Flexeril, then Parafon, then, bachlofen, then norflex, then robaxin, then finally My New Doctor I am seeing, asked if I had ever tried Soma 350 and I Said no, So He Put Me on the soma one tablet three times a day and one tablet every night at bed-time, and the pain in my back as seen improvement, My left Leg and My left foot, I have a sprained disc in my back plus moderate scoliosis, then he also wanted me to try the Zanaflex Capsules alternating with the soma, and between those two items, the pain that was in my back, my left leg and left foot started to feel much better even when I was a work while taking those two items alternating, a little drowsiness but not overly sleepy."

   
9.0

sierramountain October 24, 2013

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I was on Soma for over 10 years and it has always been my favorite muscle relaxer. I have had severe debilitating migraines my entire life, and a roll over only made it worse along with my neck and back, which have been progressively getting worse over the years. I was taken off about a year ago. However I am posting this for those who can't get it anymore to say Lorzone (chloroxozone) works extremely well on pain. It is the ONLY other medication - and I have tried them ALL over the years, that seems to work for my neck, back and shoulder pain. Name brand is extremely expensive even with insurance - it may need to be prescribed under the generic name."

   
10

GermanShepherdGirl (taken for 10 years or more) October 23, 2013

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Soma (carisoprodol): "So helpful and I have never had a bad side effect."

   
9.0

nurs October 12, 2013

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