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User Reviews for Carisoprodol (Page 6)

Also known as: Soma

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Muscle Spasm 9.1
235 reviews 50 medications
Nocturnal Leg Cramps 9.0
14 reviews 17 medications

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Reviews for Carisoprodol

flowerchild1976 September 18, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Due to having AML (leukemia) and having hundreds of bone marrows aspirates done, I now have to take Soma due to lower back pain.”

10 / 10
JazzyW1 September 4, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “The only muscle relaxer to work for me. No one wants to prescribe it anymore, however.”

10 / 10
redrobin73 · Taken for 10 years or more August 12, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: “I have been taking Soma for 14 years and Dr's have tried giving me other muscle relaxants that do not work. When I first started taking them I felt relief very fast. My script is for 4 a day. I usually take 2 at bedtime and they give me the rest I need. They are great for leg cramps and any other muscle problems you may have. They have never made me feel weird or out of it. They don't make me feel drowsy the next day. If I am having a really bad day I will take one mid morning and then in the late afternoon. These work the best and I am not addicted to them.”

10 / 10
cathie143 August 6, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have suffered from many ailments in the past few years one of which was sliding on black ice while working hitting my neck and back on a metal step to my bucket truck. The muscle spasms I get are just awful...muscles twisting and foot looks deformed when it happens. Soma is the only medication that gives any kind of relief...I take it sparingly as not to become dependent upon it. It does make you drowsy...but I would rather be somewhat drowsy than be in that horrible pain.”

10 / 10
myaeger · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 18, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I've tried every kind of muscle relaxer from A-Z out there and Soma is the only one that has worked for me. I take it twice a day with my pain meds and have had no side effects from it at all. I have spinal stenosis and suffer from pain all day every day and its so nice to have a little relief. ”

10 / 10
oldstinkyfisherman · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 13, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Love it, it helps ease my severe neck pain, haven't had any side effects yet.”

10 / 10
Wildsugar · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 8, 2014

For Muscle Spasm: “I take Soma for neck pain from a car accident. I get MASSIVE leg pain taking this medicine and nightmares.”

4 / 10
doart84 July 5, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I just recently had a lumbar fusion but have had back problems for the past 5 years. The Dr would prescribe Flexeril but it wouldn't help and made my heart race. So my surgeon put me on Soma and it works tremendously. Makes me a little drowsy but functional.”

10 / 10
peanutmingo · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 25, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: “A childhood auto accident left me with a severe spinal injury. Soma helps a great deal with muscle pain.”

cautious but in pain April 17, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10
niknite · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2014

For Muscle Spasm: “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 .”

10 / 10
Alice Mabe · Taken for 10 years or more January 5, 2014

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10
Blondeekim · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 5, 2013

For Muscle Spasm: “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”

10 / 10
cuff October 29, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10
sierramountain October 24, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

9 / 10
GermanShepherdGirl · Taken for 10 years or more October 23, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10
nurs October 12, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “So helpful and I have never had a bad side effect.”

9 / 10
Optional · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 30, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10
CatsAreGreat July 4, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

9 / 10
Fallingtears001 June 5, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10
Samuel O'Reilly May 28, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: “This medicine is a God-send! For years I struggled with restless legs, hypnic jerks and sciatic pain. It was torture. After one dose of Soma, the legs stopped hurting and jerking me awake every 45 minutes. The dopamine agonists (Mirapex and Requip, which made me impossibly nauseated) were not a viable option. Finally, my doctor said, "let's try Soma"; needless to say, the relief was instant and wondrous! The torture is over! The respite from the incessant twitching is nothing short of life changing. I take 525mg just before bed and I am at peace. Sweet, sweet peace! PS: I only take it 30 minutes before bed.”

10 / 10
buttercuptucker · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 8, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have been on many muscle relaxants, Soma has been the best I have ever taken.”

10 / 10
tinkerboo · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 14, 2013

For Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10
tiffeygirl · Taken for 10 years or more March 20, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10
kevnstacie · Taken for 5 to 10 years February 26, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “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.”

10 / 10