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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: Was given this medication for degenerative disc disease and muscle spasms. I only take it at night, because it has heavy sedative effects. i.e. I take it at 7:00 pm, go to bed and if I wake up at 10:30 to use the bathroom I feel like I'm drunk, stumbling and uncoordinated. Makes you sleep through, unfortunately didn't do much to help the pain, still wake up with pain in my back.
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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I have been in pain for years. Surgery 17 years ago, I'm only 39, that has left my back a degenerating mess. I found the right doctor who explained my back scans, remarking that I should be in extreme pain ALWAYS. Yeah, it's gotten there. Robaxin to the rescue! So far it's great. I think I need more frequent dosing. 1500mg per day prescribed. I'm taking 2250 (3 pills). It makes me feel nausea, yet allows me to get to my new job and work without an embarrassing spasm. Mine are BAD, so this medicine is helping.
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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: Somehow I managed to pinch a nerve in my right neck/shoulder area and it has been causing shooting pains from the shoulder to the thumb, numbing of the thumb, and occasional spasms in the shoulder area. The Robaxin has helped in a dramatic way, not 100% but definitely 75-80% better.
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Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: I take Robaxin so that I can stay awake and alert in the daytime, and do more with less pain. I'm on Paracetamol, gabapentin and morphine. If I up the doses of these I become unconscious but if I take Robaxin at night, it helps me sleep. Odd. Not sure of side effects as I have so many from the other medicines. A balancing act of trial and error is needed but well worth getting rid of the pain for a while.
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Robaxin (methocarbamol): I have had a couple of automobile related auto accidents over the years that have caused severe spinal issues. 1 cervical laminectamy, two fusions and numerous procedures later spanning almost 2 decades. Robaxin is the one drug that I can count on for spasm relief. Over the years various doctors have tried to put me on other medicines but I always came back to the one that worked quickly and without fail.
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