User Reviews for Carisoprodol

Also known as: Soma, Vanadom

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Carisoprodol review summary

9.0/10 Average Rating

163 Ratings with 113 User Reviews

Compare all 37 medications used in the treatment of Muscle Spasm.

Reviews for Carisoprodol to treat Muscle Spasm

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Review by cautious but in pain: User Rating:  
   
10

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.

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April 17, 2014 11:37 AM
Review by niknite (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

carisoprodol: 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 .

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February 26, 2014 9:31 AM
Review by Alice Mabe (taken for 10 years or more): User Rating:  
   
10

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.

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January 5, 2014 5:34 PM
Review by Blondeekim (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

carisoprodol: 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

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November 5, 2013 9:35 PM
Review by cuff: User Rating:  
   
10

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.

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October 29, 2013 10:41 AM
Review by sierramountain: User Rating:  
   
9.0

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.

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October 24, 2013 11:03 PM
Review by GermanShepherdGirl (taken for 10 years or more): User Rating:  
   
10

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.

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October 23, 2013 11:34 AM
Review by nurs: User Rating:  
   
9.0

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

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October 12, 2013 3:42 AM
Review by Optional (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Soma (carisoprodol): Was prescribed for severe muscle spasms. Took for years without any problems. VA has stopped prescribing. Tried flexeril without nearly the same results and bad urinary side effects. Going to try Robaxin next. I really wish VA would bring back Soma as so far it's the only thing that allows me to function somewhat normally. I'll continue to try other meds that VA suggests, but to this point only Soma has done the trick.

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September 30, 2013 1:40 PM
Review by CatsAreGreat: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Soma (carisoprodol): Very good muscle relaxer. I've tried the others and they don't work. Can't drive while taking but can't drive with muscle spasms either. I really like this medcine, it works great and almost no side effects/ Does make me a bit sleepy.

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July 4, 2013 12:02 AM
Review by Fallingtears001: User Rating:  
   
10

Soma (carisoprodol): I was on Soma for years and had no problem with it. My doctor took my off of it and no other medicine works as well. I am going to another doctor to try to get back on it.

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June 5, 2013 12:39 AM
Review by buttercuptucker (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Soma (carisoprodol): I have been on many muscle relaxants, Soma has been the best I have ever taken.

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May 8, 2013 12:24 AM
Review by tinkerboo (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
10

carisoprodol: I am a 39yr old female. I have had 2 back surgeries with metal plates and 6 screws. I also have degenerative disc disease, chronic pain syndrome and lumbar stenosis. I have been on Soma 350mg, Percocet 10, and morphine 60mg for about 3yrs. I have tried all other muscle relaxers with no relief, this is the cure. It helps so great. Recommend this greatly. I take 4 per day along with all my other medications. I can't make it through the day without it. This makes me get through the day.

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April 14, 2013 12:34 PM
Review by tiffeygirl (taken for 10 years or more): User Rating:  
   
10

Soma (carisoprodol): I was originally introduced to Soma about 25 years ago when my back went out and I could not stand up straight. It worked very well, although it did make me drowsy (which was fine with me - much better than the pain). Currently I use it for neck muscle pain/spasms and it still works well. I do not have any known side effects from it.

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March 20, 2013 9:53 PM
Review by kevnstacie (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Soma (carisoprodol): I was diagnosed 15 years ago with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and chronic migraines. I have been through ALL the muscle relaxants and pain medicines - including narcotics - and never experienced any addiction or withdrawals. I finally found a combination of Tramadol and Soma that allows me to be marginally functional, and now I can't get my doctors to continue the Soma! They want me to try all the other muscle relaxants that DON'T work again! SO FRUSTRATING! Now I'm unable to work or even maintain my home. This is what you get when the government controls your healthcare.

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February 26, 2013 12:50 PM
Review by notches (taken for 10 years or more): User Rating:  
   
10

carisoprodol: I'm a 39 yr. old female living with Sacrolilitis & Crohn's Disease for 17 yrs. Was prescribed Soma 350mg - 4 per day for hip pain and lower back spasms. Due to being on a high dose of Prednisone (30mg daily) for over 2 years, I developed Osteoporosis (bone loss is significant in my left hip), which in turn made my Sacroilitis & lower back spasms much worse. I take 1-2 OTC Tylenol Arthritis with 1 Soma, 4 times per day. The only complaint I have about Soma are the migraines. If you don't take a pain reliever with Soma, its very likely to give you a busting headache. Make sure you take Soma as prescribed. Not only is it addicting, it won't work like its suppose to if you don't take it as prescribed.

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February 13, 2013 4:45 PM
Review by popeye03: User Rating:  
   
10

Soma (carisoprodol): I have been on it so a for over six years. I am 44 years old and suffer from chronic migraines, degenerative disk disease, fybromyalgia,and more. I get tight muscle knots in my neck muscles that cause me terrible pain, causing headaches and stiffness. Soma has been a miraculous medication, allowing me to function better and live a more productive life. I have tried other muscle relaxers but like Soma the best because I do not get tired from it. It has been a blessing.

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February 8, 2013 6:22 PM
Review by ms.intouch (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Soma (carisoprodol): I found that this medication was very helpful for me. I have fibromyalgia over ten years now, as well as three bulging disk, two very bad knees, other medical problems. I have taken other muscle relaxer's that just didnt work for my pain. But Soma really helped me and helped me do a little more of the things I used to do. Even though I will never be able to do all the things I once did, Soma has helped me to do some of the things I once did, cause it helps me so much with my muscle spasms. I really thank my Dr. for recommending this muscle relaxer for me.

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January 29, 2013 11:46 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Soma (carisoprodol): Soma has been the only spasm medicine that is affordable, to improve my quality of life after 3 back surgeries. Some of the side effects from other medicines, like Flexeril, have left me tired all the time, and with a feeling of irritability. But my doctor has recently told me she will soon stop prescribing it. Looking for affordable alternatives now.

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December 2, 2012 1:37 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

carisoprodol: Although It often makes me extremely tired, I have definitely benefited from using it. I no longer struggle with my muscle spasms as bad as before. It has given me a great deal of relief. I am prescribed Soma for RLS (restless leg syndrome) RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and Muscle spasms. I am pregnant at the moment and My Dr. has allowed me to continue taking this medication.

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October 8, 2012 3:27 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Soma (carisoprodol): 3 back surgeries, 2knee surgeries. I take one before bed if needed, and no pain or muscle spasm. No drowsy feeling the next day. Helps a lot.

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September 25, 2012 11:18 PM
Review by teddybear1951 (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Soma (carisoprodol): I have a ruptured disc in my lower back and physical therapy did not help. Soma combined with Tramadol has made the symptoms tolerable so I can work and enjoy life with my loved ones. I haven't really encountered any negative side effects, so this has been a blessing for me. Other medications were not nearly as effective, so I plan on staying on this medicine as long as I can. God bless all of you in intolerable pain.

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September 22, 2012 8:29 AM
Review by Confused 51: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Soma (carisoprodol): I have been on Soma 350 off and on for thirty years for back pain. The only relaxant that actually works and I can function as a normal person. It is hard to get anymore. Doctors are afraid to give out. I have tried others nothing works as well. I don't understand why it is so hard to get now.

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September 7, 2012 6:56 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
6.0

Soma (carisoprodol): Soma works very well for me. In addition to helping control muscle spasms in my shoulders and back, it also helps me get to sleep in daylight hours after working at the computer on the late night shift.

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August 12, 2012 2:43 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Soma (carisoprodol): It works great.

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June 23, 2012 4:37 PM
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