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User Reviews for Carisoprodol (Page 8)

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

Anonymous October 12, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I am a 15 year old boy and am on my high school's swim team. After a few months of not really working out, after a few weeks of intense training severely agitated my shoulders and any time I moved my arms I was struck with really severe pain. I was put on this medicine immediately, and it was an absolute miracle. It was like a pain eraser. With taking this medicine, I went to PT for about 10 months, and am now off of it. I think this made my experience a lot easier and highly recommend this to anyone with severe pain.”

10 / 10
rodneysmith July 30, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “This medicine is helping my neck spasms and bulging discs. I have rhuematoid arthritis and gouty arthritis and chronic pain and this really helps me also. Like they say give it a shot it will work.”

8 / 10
Anonymous June 17, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I am 21 and have suffered from severe muscle spasms and a pinched nerve for over 5 years now. So far, taking a Soma before bed at night does wonders. I definitely recommend Soma to anyone who has muscle spasms. I do get drowsy but I don't mind since I also have insomnia and I take it about half an hour before I go to sleep. Muscle relaxers are most often prescribed to take before bed since your body can actually relax and any damage that has been done to the muscular tissue can be repaired easier. Of course results and circumstances vary from person to person.”

10 / 10
Anonymous June 10, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “This is the only medication strong enough to help with my severe muscle spasms. Why would they take it off the market. I have had 1 neck and 2 back surgeries and they all failed. I NEED this medication.”

9 / 10
jeepngrl May 8, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Soma has helped so much with spasms with my low back and leg problems. I take 4 times a day for past 7 years and works wonders. My back problems require pain medicines sadly. But Soma is great. I'm allergic to Flexeril and Skelexin and Soma works much better than Robaxin, at least for me. ”

10 / 10
spacemonkey36 April 28, 2011

For Muscle Spasm: “I have tried them ALL; and nothing works as well as this does. I have to crush my medicines due to "Idiopathic Malabsorption Syndrome" (I don't absorb pills unless crushed or they come out undigested/fragments/even whole and "gee we don't know why)...I've suffered through countless (10 ) orthopedic surgeries, two spinal curvatures, compression fractures, dessication of the lumbar spine, lumbar disc disease, MCTD, and Lupus so far but I have the WORST leg spasms at night, and back spasms. Robaxin worked if I crushed it; but was HORRID to choke down; nauseous after, sometimes would vomit; this goes down easier, and t WORKS. Now...who's gonna prescribe it? Addiction. PLEASE.”

10 / 10
WED WED April 13, 2011

For Muscle Spasm: “Great for relieving leg and back spasms, especially after a disectomy or some other form of lower back pain surgery. Also, helps with sleep. Be careful while driving, this medicine can make you more "clumsy" than you might think.”

10 / 10
Anonymous March 23, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have been on Soma for 10 years for fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease. It is by far the best muscle relaxer that I know of for this type of chronic pain. My insurance company will not pay for it any longer. They recommend Zanaflex, Skelaxin. These are very expensive medicines, running $450-550/month. Soma costs me $30 without the insurance for a month supply. I take it 4 times a day when I need to. It is important to take it as instructed and not to take more than your doctor prescribed. It gives you a better quality of life without pain. If you need to discontinue, do it gradually.”

9 / 10
Anonymous March 11, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have used a generic version of Soma as needed for muscle pain as I have fibromyalgia for 12 years now. Tried 5 different muscle relaxers before I found Soma. It is definitely the best with fewest side effects. Yesterday my insurance company informed me they will no longer pay for it. I will buy it myself. It is worth it. ”

10 / 10
april24 January 14, 2011

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “My Doctor put me on Soma about a year ago for knots in my neck and they helped better than any muscle relaxer I have ever had. He just took me off of them for some reason and I have been having really bad headaches since. He changed the Soma to something else and they make me sick. So I recommend Soma to anyone who has muscle pain and spasms.”

sync45 December 22, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I love Soma. I used to have really bad spasms down my back at night when I would lay on my side. When I take Soma at night with some opiates, I sleep so well and have no spasms at all. I would recommend this medicine to anyone. Just be careful about addiction.”

sweeetat360 December 6, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I am missing vertebrates in my lower spine. I was just now prescribed Soma after taking Flexeril and Skelaxin for severe muscle spasms. The Soma 350 works very well for me takes away the pain and the muscle spasms along with the strong pain medicine that I am taking. I don't have to take the pain medicine as often.”

10 / 10
brettrx November 5, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I take Soma as an adjunct therapy to pain medications for fibromyalgia. I'm 34 now - but have been prescribed Soma off and on for six years. As others have also posted, I too was prescribed Flexeril, Robaxin, Zanaflex, Skelexin, Parafon Forte, etc. Most of those were marginally helpful, if at all. Soma is the only muscle relaxant medicine that actually works. Not only does it truly "relax" the tension and knots in my muscles, but can throw the brakes on a tension headache, work as a sleep aid, and lower the need for opioids with very few side effects. I would recommend this medicine to anyone. Cheers.”

10 / 10
extremerussell37 October 20, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I have scoliosis and lots of leg cramps due to diabetes. Soma has a relaxing effect and your muscles release. I've been taking them for 9 years. I take 4 per day no long term problems for me. ”

10 / 10
Anonymous September 13, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Was on Soma for over three years. 250 mg 3 times a day. After my eye sight was effected, my eye Doctor suggested that I stop the Soma. I talked with my MD., who agreed. Was very shocked to find that after 24 hours of stopping medication, I went into a full migraine headache, extreme sweating, extreme pain. I was hurting everywhere. Then vomiting started. This continued for days! Please if you are on this medication for any length of time slowly get off it. No one should go through what I went through. Finally got the Doctor to prescribe a few more pills to slowly get off this medication. READ before stopping any medication! IT worked great while taking it.”

8 / 10
Anonymous August 8, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “It works better than the pain pills I was given.”

10 / 10
MeandCAM24 June 14, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “All I can say is WOW! I have taken so many different muscle relaxers as well as different narcotics, and this is one of the best medicines I have ever tried. It's hard to get relief with 2 herniated discs in my lower back but with the Soma I took it and 20 minutes later I felt more relaxed and my muscles just seemed to have let go of the tension and the spasms just subsided. However please be sure to take it as directed.”

10 / 10
Anonymous May 26, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: “I've used soma for about a year. The only drug that has ever helped. There are no side effects and I sleep well. No jumping up in the middle of the night with a muscle spasm !”

10 / 10
Anonymous March 26, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “I was sceptical at first but I am very glad I tried it for my back pain. Soma provides much better relief than NSAIDs or narcotics AND without their nasty side effects.”

10 / 10
Anonymous March 18, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Not only did Soma relieve pain, and muscle spasms,it allowed be to get my first full nights sleep in weeks.”

9 / 10
Anonymous March 11, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol): “I am sharing a painful experience actually. This is truthfully the closest to relief you will get for even more than one symptom...however long term use is not suggested. I speak from experience. I started taking this medicine about 3 years ago not for muscle pain as much as just lack of sleep. Worked wonders really! Then it became a daily thing which led to my body getting used to the dose and it took a minimum of 10 a night after 6 pm and I NEVER took pills!! I became dependent where I was ill without them. I would recommend them when needed and in moderation but not if they start to have this effect! Wish you all well!”

5 / 10
Trixgin February 23, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Is the best muscle relaxer I've used so far, I have fibromyalgia and I take it with Vicodin and get enough relief to get by...I still have to have steroid injections and go to a Chiropractor and have trigger point injections. Fibromyalgia drugs don't work at all for me which is a bummer!”

8 / 10
lorina January 27, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “For 1 year, I've been suffering from severe muscle pain after I finish my household chores but as my doctor prescribed me this medicine, I can really say that it really works! The pain was gone. Thanks to Soma..”

10 / 10
Anonymous January 14, 2010

Soma (carisoprodol) for Muscle Spasm: “Have been on many other pain medicines just started on Soma and I finally slept and I can do basic household chores. Pain is still there but not like it was I have degenerative disc bulging disks and broken tail bone that now curls up that causes great pain. I am so glad that my doctor prescribed this for my pain as the other medicines (Flexeril, Tramadol, Vicodin, Amitrip) did nothing for me.”

10 / 10
Anonymous December 17, 2009

For Muscle Spasm: “This is about the only muscle relaxer that helps me. I've had stenosis laminectomy on the L4-5 level done which the stenosis cause spasms because it narrows the canal. I just have nerve damage for now and the back surgery went fine. I take one muscle relaxer 350mg with two Aleve together and it works better. I take two a day.”

8 / 10