Also known as: Carbacot, Robaxin, Robaxin-750, Skelex
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Review by tugboat 33 (taken for less than 1 month):
methocarbamol for Muscle Spasm: Having severe muscle spasms and pain in my shoulder after ACDF neck surgery. At first I was on methocarbamol and Percocet for post operative pain. That went away in about a week but 4 weeks post op I'm still having spasms and pain in my shoulder trapezoidal muscle. I found that I didn't need the Percocet anymore, the methocarbamol alone does the trick without any noticeable side effects. It had the additional benefit of relieving my low back pain that I have had for decades. Obviously some others do suffer side effects but it is worth a try, for me it works better than any anti-inflammatory.
methocarbamol for Muscle Spasm: Just starting taking this last night. Got a really bad back spasm the night before. Pain level was an 8 but became a 10 (couldn't move) so went to the ER. They gave me a shot (pain reliever) and twp ills (one was a pain reliever & the other a muscle relaxer. Can't remember the names but ended up with a prescription for Methocarbamol 500 mg every 4 hours and also Tramadol (pain reliever). Between what they gave me at the ER and then the two prescriptions I took last night, it allowed me some relief and also a decent sleep. Taking them today and it's 5:00 pm. Feeling much much better. pain level is down to a 3. On a side note, no one in the world can possibly imagine the pain of a real bad back spasm. wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy.
Review by Kmacishere (taken for less than 1 month):
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I just had a two level lumbar fusion two weeks ago and have severe muscle spasms that started up a couple of days ago. When I needed the Robaxin to work, it's like taking a placebo. I've called the surgeons office for another option as this is not going to work for me.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I have lower back spasms and sciatic nerve pain. Usually I can function with Tylenol and stretching but this time was pretty bad. The doc prescribed Robaxin and it helps me sleep through the pain and function through the day without being too foggy. The side effects I have noticed are feeling feverish and my thigh muscles have been twitching pretty much non stop, but it's not painful. So far the pros outweigh the cons.
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Review by this 17 year old (taken for less than 1 month):
Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I have recently had back surgery. I am 17, used to be a track athlete and happen to have a lot of right leg spams. So far I took the Robaxin once. I am prescribed 2 x 750mgs every 6 hours but that dosage I learned shortly was wayyyyy to much. Ended up so dizzy I threw up. So if anyone is wondering don't take 2 if pain is minor and in one area.
17 users found this comment helpful.
Review by sweetkandi (taken for less than 1 month):
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I fell and fractured my shoulder back in March. I was originally given Flexeril 10mg did nothing, went back for more tests found out I have 2 extra cervical ribs and thoracic outlet syndrome. Robaxin 750mg 3x's a day doesn't really help me either. My pain level is a consistent 7 makes it hard to sleep.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: After breaking my back three times, I ended up with ankylosing spondylitis, scoliosis and kyphosis. All major degenerative spinal diseases and cause for great endless pain. Coping is the hard part. I have been on Oxycontin, morphine and several other neural analgesics. All these did was make me nauseous, constipated and robbed me of at least 20 IQ points. Shear tenacity and methocarbamol has given me control over chronic pain with minimal ingestion 500 mg for three days. If I'm still good, carry on till required again maybe in a week or two. Best part I got most of my marbles back again. It has taken 10 years of medicines to finally find methocarbamol and thanks to it I can cope.
31 users found this comment helpful.
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: Have muscle spasms in lower back. I've been prescribed Flexeril, Soma, and now Robaxin 750mg 3 x a day....along with Vicoprofen 3 x day as well. So far so good! Works way better for me than Flexeril. Didn't like the sedative effects of Soma. Take this and rest, for me it does the trick.
22 users found this comment helpful.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I have very good luck with this as a pain reliever but the muscle relaxant part works a little too well. I mean a 500mg pill will knock me out for 18 hours. and 1000-1500 mg if the recommended daily dose. I have recently been taking 1/4 dose. (125mg) about 2 hours before bed and it still knocks me out for at least 12 hours. Then I wake up in the morning with hangover like symptoms, light and sound sensitivity, splitting headache, dry mouth. On the plus side at least I sleep.
32 users found this comment helpful.
methocarbamol for Muscle Spasm: Have periodic spasms, mostly in back up through neck causing severe headaches. Not sure why but my body hurts like it does when you have the flu. Medicine not only took away pain but relaxed me. Only side effect was loss of appetite. Allergic to NSAIDs...ate Tylenol like M&Ms. Feel great on this and am able to be active.
25 users found this comment helpful.
Review by auntie01476 (taken for less than 1 month):
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: Does not cure it completely but cuts down the severe bouts of pain to a more manageable level. Can make falling asleep at night more difficult. No cost as in the UK on our NHS.
14 users found this comment helpful.
methocarbamol for Muscle Spasm: I am in pain all the time having rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. And have been taking Lortabs to help with the pain. But recently suffered sciatica. The doctors ordered naproxen and methocarbamol for the sciatic pain. WOW! This medicine eased not only my pain from the sciatica but also pain from the rheumatoid arthritis and Fibromyalgia. It made me want to sleep a lot at first but I am getting over that as time goes on.
22 users found this comment helpful.
methocarbamol for Opiate Withdrawal: After 7 years of Norco 10/325 I was taking 12-18 a day. Quit cold turkey and started Robaxin 1000 mg with 400 ibuprofen. Absolutely no body aches or restless legs! Mentally yes it's tough but this has been way better then I thought it would be. Imodium helps the diarrhea. I am almost 72 hours clean and physically have been great, even played 18 holes of golf yesterday. Slight headache and no motivation but pushing through it. Methocarbamol is a must for withdrawal!
71 users found this comment helpful.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I've been on Robaxin since 3/11 when I suffered neck/shoulder injury/trauma and a compression fracture in my lower back due to an auto accident. I take it in conjunction with Lortab 10/500 for muscle spasms and pain. It has helped with pain relief. I can continue to drive for work which I drive in excess of 25,000 miles per year. It seems to have little if any side effects.
53 users found this comment helpful.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: My doctor prescribed me this for muscle spasms in my neck and through my right shoulder/arm. And by the time I was able to take it - -the spasms had quit on their own. I never threw out the meds and recently my spasms started back up again -which they do on occasion. My spasms are severe - - literally preventing me from being functional for upwards of 3 days. Robaxin actually works and releases a lot of the stress and pain from my spasms. Only downside is it takes upwards of an hour and a half or longer for me to feel the effects. Zero noticeable side-effects besides some mild drowsiness, which is no biggy. Helps me sleep at night through the pain. I'd recommend this medicine.
54 users found this comment helpful.
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I take methocarbamol 750 3-4 times a day along with hydrocodone/aceteminaphen 7.5/325 3-4 times a day, both help very well with my lower back issues, arthiritis and protruding discs. Doesn't make me sleepy, just relaxes me alot.
50 users found this comment helpful.
Review by randomnameattempt (taken for 10 years or more):
Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I'm an aging jock. I have many old injuries, but take Robaxin primarily for spinal pain - (L1-L2-L3) disk problems. I start dosing 3 days before I am scheduled to do something stupid, dose through the activity, then wind down for a day or two later. It makes my 60 y.o. body work like a 30 y.o. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work out so well, but with an NSAID like Naproxin Sodium, and a muscle relaxant like methocarb, I can stay immature for many more years. I find my only side effects come from playing too hard. I have experienced no other ones.
56 users found this comment helpful.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Opiate Withdrawal: It's a miracle pill! I would have not been able to break the habit, if it were not for methocarbomal! It really does work! For me the worst part of withdrawal is the pain in the bones (the feeling that your bones want to jump out of your skin). This medication along with Suboxone for me, has almost completely eliminated that pain! I take 2 x 750 or 3 500mg every 6 hours right before I take my Suboxone. Thank you, to whoever has made this pill.
NOTE: when I wasn't going through withdrawal the medication had no type of reaction on me.
107 users found this comment helpful.
methocarbamol for Muscle Spasm: I took this among many other muscle relaxers for spasms and pain. Not sure if Xanax would interfere but it did nothing for me at all. Neither did many others. Best success was with Flexeril once you get past the first week of feeling like butter and sleeping like a rock. Was prescribed 3 10mg a day...no way, would have slept all day. Take one about 2-3 hours before bed and you are gold.
11 users found this comment helpful.
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: It only made the pain in my arm mild. It did not go away. I am in school and do a lot of typing and my arm, shoulder and sometimes fingers experience lots of pain so my doctor gave me these pills. They do not work well for me because I still feel the aches and pain just not as bad. When I take two, I get sleepy, take a nap then I can operate almost pain free for at least 4-5 hours.
21 users found this comment helpful.
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