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User Reviews for Carisoprodol (Page 7)

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

notches · Taken for 10 years or more February 13, 2013

For Muscle Spasm: “I'm a 39 yr. old female living with Sacrolilitis & Crohn's Disease for 17 yrs. Was prescribed Soma 350mg - 4 per day for hip pain and lower back spasms. Due to being on a high dose of Prednisone (30mg daily) for over 2 years, I developed Osteoporosis (bone loss is significant in my left hip), which in turn made my Sacroilitis & lower back spasms much worse. I take 1-2 OTC Tylenol Arthritis with 1 Soma, 4 times per day. The only complaint I have about Soma are the migraines. If you don't take a pain reliever with Soma, its very likely to give you a busting headache. Make sure you take Soma as prescribed. Not only is it addicting, it won't work like its suppose to if you don't take it as prescribed.”

10 / 10
popeye03 February 8, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have been on it so a for over six years. I am 44 years old and suffer from chronic migraines, degenerative disk disease, fybromyalgia,and more. I get tight muscle knots in my neck muscles that cause me terrible pain, causing headaches and stiffness. Soma has been a miraculous medication, allowing me to function better and live a more productive life. I have tried other muscle relaxers but like Soma the best because I do not get tired from it. It has been a blessing.”

10 / 10
ms.intouch · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 29, 2013

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I found that this medication was very helpful for me. I have fibromyalgia over ten years now, as well as three bulging disk, two very bad knees, other medical problems. I have taken other muscle relaxer's that just didnt work for my pain. But Soma really helped me and helped me do a little more of the things I used to do. Even though I will never be able to do all the things I once did, Soma has helped me to do some of the things I once did, cause it helps me so much with my muscle spasms. I really thank my Dr. for recommending this muscle relaxer for me.”

9 / 10
Anonymous December 2, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Soma has been the only spasm medicine that is affordable, to improve my quality of life after 3 back surgeries. Some of the side effects from other medicines, like Flexeril, have left me tired all the time, and with a feeling of irritability. But my doctor has recently told me she will soon stop prescribing it. Looking for affordable alternatives now.”

9 / 10
Anonymous October 8, 2012

For Muscle Spasm: “Although It often makes me extremely tired, I have definitely benefited from using it. I no longer struggle with my muscle spasms as bad as before. It has given me a great deal of relief. I am prescribed Soma for RLS (restless leg syndrome) RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and Muscle spasms. I am pregnant at the moment and My Dr. has allowed me to continue taking this medication.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 25, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “3 back surgeries, 2knee surgeries. I take one before bed if needed, and no pain or muscle spasm. No drowsy feeling the next day. Helps a lot.”

10 / 10
teddybear1951 · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 22, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have a ruptured disc in my lower back and physical therapy did not help. Soma combined with Tramadol has made the symptoms tolerable so I can work and enjoy life with my loved ones. I haven't really encountered any negative side effects, so this has been a blessing for me. Other medications were not nearly as effective, so I plan on staying on this medicine as long as I can. God bless all of you in intolerable pain.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 21, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: “I had muscle spasms that awoke me from a dead sleep. Soma worked wonders and very quickly too. Tastes horrible when chewed, but I got complete relief in about 10 minutes, and when you are in that much pain, every moment counts.”

10 / 10
Confused 51 September 7, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have been on Soma 350 off and on for thirty years for back pain. The only relaxant that actually works and I can function as a normal person. It is hard to get anymore. Doctors are afraid to give out. I have tried others nothing works as well. I don't understand why it is so hard to get now.”

9 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 12, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Soma works very well for me. In addition to helping control muscle spasms in my shoulders and back, it also helps me get to sleep in daylight hours after working at the computer on the late night shift.”

6 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 23, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “It works great.”

9 / 10
Peddlemethis · Taken for 10 years or more June 14, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Works better than Oxycontin. I have chronic chest pain from pluracy and this medicine allows me to be pain free most of the time. Recently I ran out for 3 days and I had terrible withdrawal symptoms. I have been on it for 2 years and I don't abuse it. I only take 1/2 a pill about 6 or 7 times a day to decrease the sleepiness. It like all other controlled drugs is a double edged sword so be careful of withdrawal. ”

9 / 10
Jenn55555 · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 7, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “My entire functioning life is over with the removal of soma from all Dr's ability to write. Without Soma I'm having a hard time with living and working. ”

10 / 10
Pedro4871 · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 30, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Worked extremely well. Discontinued it though because of fear of dependency. But when I took it, it worked perfectly.”

10 / 10
giv_n_up · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 19, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “After being diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 1999 one of the worse symptoms was severe joint pain and muscle spasms in my legs and back. Thankfully my doctor understood that immediate relief was needed and combined my Norco(taken for joint pain) with Soma. This was a God send.”

10 / 10
chesh6280 April 10, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I was diagnosed 16 years ago with fibromyalgia and a multitude of others as well. For the first 12 years I couldn't get anything to work. I had every kind of muscle relaxers, narcotics, etc. Nothing worked then by chance I had to go to the eras I was in so much pain in a flare and they put me on Soma. I couldn't believe that I actually got relief. It was the only thing that I had no side effects and could actually fall asleep. It was a whole new world for me. ”

10 / 10
Anonymous March 28, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Worked well.”

10 / 10
ForHealthForLife March 16, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have used Soma off and on for many years and never have I been addicted to it or had any withdrawal symptoms! Even after using it for a year or more! When I felt I no longer needed it I stopped the medication with no ill effects! It does work well for muscle spasms and aches. ”

9 / 10
Anonymous March 10, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “It's a wonderful medicine for my spasms. The back spasms do not stop for me unless I use Soma. They are the only muscle relaxers that work for me. I tried 4 or 5 different kinds and none of those worked for me. I would recommend them.”

10 / 10
Anonymous March 10, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have a few degenerated disks and fibromyalgia. These two conditions tend amplify each other; causing extreme back pain. Some antidepressants/anti-anxiety meds will address fibromyalgia but they only work 24/7; the inherent sedation is not a wonderful way to go through life. With Soma I can take care of this later in the day and because it amplifies opiates am able to take Tramadol instead of Percocet. Be careful with that interaction as it is surprisingly powerful. Be careful of using any other drugs as well while on Soma. Although it is mildly euphoric I have not detected any physical or psychological addiction. Also, you may find Soma "vacations" to increase its effectiveness during long term use.”

10 / 10
Anonymous March 9, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “The only thing that really works.”

10 / 10
stillhealing February 13, 2012

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Worked exceptionaly well for my cervical spine injury/pinched nerve”

Beccarlw49 December 21, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have taken Soma for 2 months now. It does not have the side effects that Zanaflex has. I can sleep with this medicine. I would recommend this without reservation.”

10 / 10
Anonymous December 7, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “It's the best muscle spasm reliever I've found. It's better than Flexeril and Zanaflex by far. Only drawback is that it makes me feel mega drunk.”

9 / 10
Anonymous November 7, 2011

For Muscle Spasm: “Soma does work. At first it will make you sleepy then it gets easier but it does not take away your pain just allows you to tolerate it a little better.”

6 / 10