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User Reviews for Carisoprodol

Also known as: Soma, Vanadom

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8.9
Summary of Carisoprodol reviews 171 reviews 9.3

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For Muscle Spasm: "In 1990 with DDD of L4, L5 & C3. I have a lot of sciatic pain, neck & back spasms my Ortho put me on Soma 350 2x/day. I had 2 disc fusions done (L5 & C3). I had to start going to P.M. in 1998, they put me on Morphine Sulfate 30 mg ER 2x/ day & Soma 2x/day. Since 2008 I've been disabled, my body has been like a domino effect, I have Osteoarthritis throughout my body, DDD, Fibromyalgia, & Nephropathy all extremities so bad that I've been on the same meds, except both were 3x/day since 2011 up until less than 2 months ago, I had to change P.M. Dr & this Dr is trying to Kill me with a med called "Embeda." It has Naltrexone hydrochloride in it!!! DO NOT TAKE until you read all about it!! Along with No more Soma or any muscle relaxant."

   
10

Kim1991 (taken for 10 years or more) January 11, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "I have severe spinal stenosis and ddd. Not to mention a list of other things that cause me pain and loss of sleep . Kaiser has taken me off of soma and I have tried several other muscle relaxers none work for me and the side effects were unbearable!. My quality of life has deminished soon, I won't be able to get out of bed. When I was taking Soma to control my pain From spasms this was a miracle medicine . I have never had any side effects from it at all . Would a doctor stop giving medicine for other conditions like diabetes or heart disease No! But they did with Soma . Due to this issue I will be laying in bed for Christmas yeah Merry Christmas ! I cried myself to sleep last night . Thank you Kaiser that's your plan for me live in pain"

   
10

This medication has helped me (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 23, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "I was in mva,resulting in C ,T and L-spine fx, had 4 major surgery procedures & with 50/50 chance of death or possible paralysis from neck down! Fortunately I have positive results, with combination of pain medication & soma,I have at least been able to survive! Soma is the only muscle relaxer that actually works.My new pain management Dr.does not like it & wants me to discontinue using it. He is young, and at my age 68 ,I would prefer to live a better quality of life vs living longer and and suffering even more! I have read most of the studies, but these people do not live in severe pain and I have been in other rx stud studies,& they are not convincing or long term, I think these are big pharma slanted! Soma has been the best & only one"

   
10

Misha girl 8 (taken for 10 years or more) November 4, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have fibromyalgia. Bulges disc c2-c7 spinal nueropo.stenosis.plantar fasciitis severe migraines.Lost my last job could not take opioid or xanax to stop pain n clear fibro. fog. Had been in bad aaccident1995.Pain level 10. Pain clinic doctor just told me to stop soma since I'm on Opoids and Morphine. Started tapering off. My MD told me yesterday Soma is not going to be prescribed anymore. I haven't been having withdrawals but my spasms are back to a 10. My sleep is distributed again and my sciatica is tightening up. I will be taking the new muscle relaxes but nothing but soma and zanaflez combined to totally stopped spasms. I will take as prescribed but is taking the effectiveness of my pain meds.I also have depression, anxiety panic PTSD."

   
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bailey61 (taken for 10 years or more) October 21, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, herniated discs in my neck and lower back, deterioration of my spine, etc. I've been on soma and a pain med, for over 15 years. I take them only when my back starts spasming out. A combination of being in pain constantly and the fibro. They are the only muscle relaxer that works, and I can only take one brand, as the others make me nauseous. Whatever they throw in for fill. Now the DEA, is getting into all our business, and on the doctors backs. I've never had a problem with my meds, I'm almost 60 yrs old, and they want to take the only thing that works for me away! All because of certain idiots that Don't take it properly. I have a child to take of, which i cant do laying in bed."

   
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PJPained (taken for 10 years or more) October 15, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "I have Ankylosing Spondylitous and have suffered for 30 years with muscle spasms the whole time. Ive been on Soma for 12 years (2 a day) and have had tremendous relief. It allows me to work and contribute like a normal person. Nothing else works like this and now as of 10/01/16 my health care provider will not prescribe it anymore! All because a few knuckleheaded people abuse it and end up addicted. Now Im on a journey through all the other muscle relaxers to find something that will work like Soma. Just got my first round of something else that look like horse pills that I have to take 4x a day. Wait, I thought change was a good thing....................................Not so much in this case."

   
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Steve1324 October 15, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "This medication works great for pain and for bad leg pain I can take four 5mg oxycodone ,but nothing helps my pain like Soma. I am the only patient my doctor prescribes them for It is tens times better than some of the other ones I have taken. The Dea needs to back off cutting people off prescriptions. I have known many people in pain who turned to heroin. It is sad."

   
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Pohgie (taken for 10 years or more) October 7, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "Great Med for lower back issues such as mine(Sciatica w/radiation) Also works well for anxiety issues too. I recommend speaking to your doctor about it. However being a controlled substance some doctors will not write it or will be skeptical of prescribing for long periods of time."

   
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Eman86 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 6, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "I have suffered from chronic back pain and spasms for about 20 years. I've been prescribed a large variety of different medication and by far, somas are the only relaxer I've been prescribed that really really works. My Dr doesn't like to prescribe them however, he knows that I don't abuse any medication. I only take something when really necessary. I get muscle spasms in my rib area that makes it very difficult to breathe or move. I also have them in my lower back. I also have a herniated disc, a protruding disk, a bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. I always break it in half, and normally that's enough to calm the spasms in about 10 to 15 minutes. It helps a great deal with pain and the only one that doesn't knock me out."

   
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No time for down time (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 8, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "A wonderful medication with no apparent side effects that just works. It does make you feel good, which can equate to some psychological dependency, however it is not physically addicting. I have been on 350 mg three times per day. It is a wonderful relief from pain medication to help pain in my back and neck. This is derived from a discontinued medication called Miltown, which was derived from a barbiturate."

   
8.0

Foxtrotz (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 24, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "Does absolutely nothing for me except make me a little dizzy. I'm in more pain now than before I started taking it. Absolutely the most useless prescription I've ever had."

   
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Kaiju June 21, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "Soma 350mg is a wonder drug for my back pain (L3L4 herinated disc). It can be hard to get, It gave many doctors a bad taste so to speak. I only take it as needed. I have tried just about every muscle relaxer over the years. The only one that comes close to soma is called zanaflex, But there is no contest soma works the best for my back pain. I take it when my pain scale is 7/8 out of 10. It usually takes me down to a 3/4 within 30 to 45 mins. However use this time to rest your back because the effects of soma do not last very long. It starts to loose its effect in 2-3 hours. Also it works best for me once a day as needed. I also take tramadol 50mg and gabapentin 600mg for pain."

   
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LongRideHome (taken for 10 years or more) June 18, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "Can't seem to get off this drug. At four a day (prescribed) I am out within 2 weeks. That leaves me miserable for the next 2 weeks as I've never purchased them online and I know of nobody else prescribed to them. I've tried cold turkey, tapering, substitution and nothing works. I'm really scared..."

   
5.0

Sadie2016! (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 29, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "It helped me a great deal and when I switched drs nobody will prescribe it and I've taken it for 17 yrs without a problem with it and I was just abruptly taken off of it and these drs dont want to prescribe it because of its reputation and people like me that need it are the ones that suffer"

   
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unjustly treated (taken for 10 years or more) April 25, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "They do work wonders for not being a narcotic...Be careful thou I took to many one time and was at the bank teller booth and I couldn't speak. The guy behind me told the teller I was having a stroke but I don't remember anything but waking up in the emergency room with an accidental overdose. They do work but if your an addict be careful.....They are very good for there purpose......."

   
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UMPIRE April 22, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "I was on Soma for over 20 years for fibromyalgia. I moved to a different area and no dr will prescribe it. What is wrong when you have tried every other muscle relaxant and I do mean every and none work ar they have bad side effects and the only relief you get is from soma and no one wants you to take it because some idiots might get addicted??? What about us? The people suffering because the only med that helps is off limits. I don't get it. It is 1:30 am and I am sitting up because the pain is so bad I can't sleep. Please tell me how I'm supposed to get up and go to work tomorrow and lots of other days with no sleep because of pain. Explain that one to me. Because right now I am very upset that I am suffering over some idiotic crap!!!"

   
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Powder45 (taken for 10 years or more) April 8, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "I have been on somas for 5 years for my back spasms. There are the only thing that I have found that works for me. I tried many other muscle relaxants and none worked. I do physical work and they make it easier to move around."

   
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Anonymous February 27, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "I have taken carisoprodol for about 7 years 3 per day as needed. This is to prevent painful muscle cramps of my ribcage muscles, the intercostals. These muscles are mostly pretty small but very painful when they cramp. Tried flexeril 15 years ago for a couple of years. They put me to sleep and did not prevent the cramps. Dr then prescribed Robaxin which was unreliable at pretty high dosages. I developed spinal issues both in the neck and low back. Prescribed opioids throughout to alleviate pain of the back issues as well as the muscle cramps. Soma for at least the last 7 years. Very effective at preventing, and even stopping attacks. 10 minutes to take effect. No noticeable side effects or withdrawal. Maybe just lucky. Great med."

   
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hikarl (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 27, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "Why do most doctors not like to prescribe this? They say it's a bad medicine. It's the only one that has ever worked for muscles spasms for me."

   
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silkgirl2 (taken for 10 years or more) January 26, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for : "I've been taking soma for at least 7 years due to several fusions neck and back, plus muscle spasms but it seems though the FDA don't think prescibing something that works is a good idea !! So now once again I need to go w/o them until hopefully my appeal goes thru. Plus I guess I'll be going thru withdrawal symptoms since they only give you basically a 30 day warning that the Insurance co will no longer cover them. Luckily for me since I do take other opioids it won't be as bad, but these are what helps me function better plus help me sleep. It's not an outrageously high in cost but with my disability check which is not much I can't afford to pay full price, that's what I thought Ins was for: well duh on me!I have enuogh problems and don't need this."

   
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vikki459 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 18, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have severe scholiosis in my spine beyond surgery and this medicine is the only relaxer I have found that works. I don't notice any side effects from it."

   
8.0

Mousey lisa January 14, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "Severe lumbar and cervical muscle spasms. Tried Parafon Forte with no relief I would rate this drug a 0 out of 1-10. Robaxin 750 I would rate this a 3 out of 10. Flexeril I cannot stay awake had to discontinue. Skelaxin I had to discontinue due to chest tightness and stomach issues. Zanaflex I had to discontinue due to severe hypotension. Soma I will give a 10 it is the only drug in its class that actually smooths muscle tone. I have taken it numerous times over many year's. It is a shame that professional sports were handing them out like candy and athletes were abusing the drug leading to a class IV reclassification. It is difficult to even find a doctor who will prescribe Soma a drug around since 1959."

   
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86bluemr2 (taken for 10 years or more) January 10, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "They work well enough to calm down spasm to where I can be mobilized.. Walk, bend, play with my family... And take care of them as well.."

   
9.0

Sissy yeye January 5, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "Works for about and hour then my excruciating back spasms came back and it says take one every 8 hours!"

   
1.0

dizzy1959 December 20, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: "Started taking after spinal fusion constant muscle spasms with any activity. Can bite off a piece when needed never increased dosage in 10 years. People with addictive personality can get hooked on anything its just in there DNA. This drug helped me work much longer than I could have without it."

   
8.0

1roof (taken for 10 years or more) December 5, 2015

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