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User Reviews for Methocarbamol

Also known as: Carbacot, Robaxin, Robaxin-750, Skelex

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For Muscle Spasm: "Thus relieved the spasms about 75% compared to Ativan but it made me nauseated and I would gag trying to swallow them whether I crushed them or not, and also I have to take 1000 to 1500 at one time to feel that 75% relief compared to just one MG of Ativan at bedtime . Possibly because the Ativan worked so well and I always tested negative on random drug screens (use vs abuse) I do not like this medication because my muscle spasms are so severe and I believe they are caused by my spine being so imperfect that only a true potent muscle relaxer works with me. Just an idea of the intensity of the spasms , they are so powerful my lungs can't expand enough to catch my breath . Yes they relieve it but not enough to feel refreshed upon waken"

   
5.0

lamoo July 11, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was currently taking Soma and Norco 7.5/325 for 2 minor herniated disc and a slipped disc. Also receiving epidural spinal injections. Muscle spasms were so bad that I ended up in the ER twice in four days. Full body spasms. While there, I had an IV both times of Robaxin, along with other strong pain meds. I just switched from the Soma since I actually felt relief. This is the first night, feeling a little pain, but not as bad as my normal pain level of 6. I am optimistic that this will bring some relief. Time will tell. It seems to work miracles for some and not others, for me, it definitely helped in the hospital, so I'm giving it a chance."

   
8.0

DawtieDawn (taken for less than 1 month) June 27, 2015

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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "I have three herniated discs C4-C7, cervical kyphosis, spinal stenosis and am taking robaxin 500mg twice a day along with MS Contin 15mg ER. I've been on soma and Valium for my muscle spasms related to the kyphosis. I was just put on Robaxin by a new pain management doctor. It doesn't do anything to help my muscle spasms. I'm very disappointed with this medicine. I've been on flexeril and skelaxin but those didn't work for me either. I can't take baclofen because I have epilepsy. I'm hoping my pain management doctor will let me just get back on the soma so I can get some relief from my awful muscle spasms."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2015

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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Opiate Withdrawal: "I get major muscle pains in my legs it feels like I want to peel the muscles off my legs due to opiate withdrawal."

   
8.0

hurtin unit April 21, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I started taking this medicine in Feb 2015 after I had a fall. I already had sciatica and a slipped disc. I was not on meds at the time for that yet, but now I have about 7 back spasms a day , and the methocarbamol 750 MG does not help even when I take two, so I'm moving on to three. Hope this helps ... yes my family says I don't remember alot of stuff . Hope this helps"

   
1.0

tricey926 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "Helped with spasms, but can't live with this heartburn. I have had heartburn 4 days straight. On this medicine for 10 days, have tried several kinds of antacids and nothing touches this. I have rarely ever had heartburn. I have to stop taking this."

   
6.0

Ms. CLM March 13, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "Use this for severe back pain. So far this seems to help, but have to take 2-3 to feel a difference. The 750mg alone isn't enough."

   
9.0

TonyinAL February 21, 2015

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Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Opiate Withdrawal: "I had surgery for a quadriceps tendon rupture in October. I've been on various opiates since. Most currently 5 mg.Oxycodone. I have a mild dependency issue going on, but I've been able to ward off WD symptoms by taking 750 mg of Robaxin, 50 mg of Tramadol, 4 Ibruprofen all at once. Without them I get the runny nose, watery eyes, restlessness, joint pain, etc. The "cocktail" I have put together has worked perfectly. I sleep through the night and have been able to get down to 2.5 mg of Oxycodone once per day now."

docrevkev (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 25, 2015

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Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "I am taking Robaxin 750 3 times a day post surgery. I had a 360 Lower Spinal Fusion done. Since taking this medicine I have had severe memory loss and confusion. I also keep dropping just about everything I have in my hands. It has done a great job of decreasing my horrible muscle spasms, but I don't believe I can take it any longer. It makes me loopy and unable to function! I'm going to speak to my doctor today about either changing its dose amount or to a different muscle relaxer."

   
9.0

PookaMama (taken for less than 1 month) December 16, 2014

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For Muscle Spasm: "Works wonders for my Skeletal Muscles and the horrible painful 24/7 spasms in my pelvis/spine area. Even better than Baclofen or Flexeril. I was taking Vicodin for the pain, Doc re-evaluated me and suggested this. This works 20x better for relieving my condition and pain... and the best part is it does not make me feel high, loopy, drowsy, or much of anything but sweet sweet relief. Forgot to take them on a two week vacation (had been on Robaxin for 2 months).. No withdrawal, no craving, nothing... Of course the painful spasms returned, but hey, it was my own fault. No more opiates for this guy, I'm a Robaxin man now."

   
10

tommy22222 October 29, 2014

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Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "Takes pain away sometimes but I got to take more dosage"

   
4.0

lotsofpain (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 9, 2014

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Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "Took this for my neck and shoulders. Did nothing but upset my stomach."

   
1.0

Cte1866 (taken for less than 1 month) September 18, 2014

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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "This has been the only med that I have used in the last 20 years I have suffered from back, neck and arm pain. I had two back surgeries that helped but not long term. Pain meds did not help much and having a heart problem that prevented any surgery unless it was a life or death/, no muscle relaxers worked if I could use them......and the strong ones they would let me have them for few a month so I could get some relief. Pain was so bad I was not eating and drinking enough....which sent me to the ER with my Blood pressure bottomed out. So they put me on this medication and I have more good days than bad. I sleep, and back tending to my over all health. THANKS"

   
10

The Rose (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 21, 2014

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For Muscle Spasm: "Have used this for sciatic pain and muscle tightening, for 50 years now, about once every five years or so. Love it. Let's me sleep. Methocarbamol, heating pad and rest for about 3 days -- and back to normal life again. No side effects. I am highly allergic to all paid medicines except for Aleve. This is a life saver for me."

   
10

buckeyesugar (taken for less than 1 month) April 18, 2014

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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "Helped me the first day. Used for shoulder and neck. Increased range of motion."

   
9.0

Daveo76 (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2014

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For Muscle Spasm: "Spasms are unbearable. This helped."

   
6.0

Jenluc February 4, 2014

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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "Was prescribed Robaxin for muscle spasm after Vicodin failed to help. Although the Robaxin eliminated the muscle spasms I had nausea, lack of appetite, and insomnia."

   
3.0

Cops1476 January 20, 2014

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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."

   
9.0

tugboat 33 (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2013

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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."

   
8.0

Spasms_Are_A_Nightmare November 12, 2013

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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."

   
3.0

Kmacishere (taken for less than 1 month) November 7, 2013

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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."

500mg August 21, 2013

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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."

this 17 year old (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2013

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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."

   
4.0

sweetkandi (taken for less than 1 month) July 26, 2013

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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."

   
9.0

3.14R July 15, 2013

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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."

BamBam777 July 8, 2013

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