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Soma Rating Summary

9.0/10 Average Rating

171 Ratings with 124 User Reviews

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Reviews for Soma to treat Muscle Spasm

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"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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"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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"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."

   
1.0

Kaiju June 21, 2016

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"I have been in a pain clinic for 21 years now, 20 of those years I have been prescribed Soma. this is a far superior muscle relaxant to the other 5 or 6 available to Drs. Most have no side effects and in combination with other medications (in my case) can live an almost normal life. The DEA/irresponsible people are to blame for the current problems we are dealing with now. TALK with your Dr. And anyone else who will listen."

   
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Patient Advocate December 4, 2015

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"Soma is by far the best muscle relaxer that is under the "muscle relaxer class". Even with extreme stiffness and spasms that have been left untreated for years, Soma is the only muscle relaxer that provides relief. Many doctors won't prescribe it because they say it can be abused, which is a joke. The FDA doesn't seem to like meds that actually work. It's 100X superior to flexeril, tiziadine, etc. Soma works different -- it's the only muscle relaxer that slows down the nerves instead of just causing central nervous system (CNS) depression. All other muscles relaxers only do CNS depression and their theory is by slowing down the body, the muscles will relax. Not always true. Soma does CNS depression AND it works on the nerves. Best there is."

   
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JJ222 September 22, 2015

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"I have severe lower back sciatica problems especially on right side, and effects inner right leg. I have been on numerous medications with no relief from pain. But some which if I need only take at night and only take as needed. Yes I have been on this medication off and on for yrs because Kaiser will not cover then then do. So when they don't I have to try something else which as of right now has not helped with pain. Yes sometime I have slight lightheaded. But never severe. And with this medication I get to sleep and wake up usually so much better. But once again Kaiser as of July 2015 I was told will not cover and Drs can not prescribe. So once again I need to try other meds."

LaLoca64 July 28, 2015

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"I've had muscle spasms in my back for 10+ yrs tried skelaxin, robaxin, flexeral, and norflex and they all barely helped but the soma helped tremendously!!!"

   
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Dubsy July 21, 2015

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"This med is flat out dangerous..I'm prescribed Xanax 1mg three times daily. DO NOT MIX THESE TWO..I was on both carisoprodol and Xanax and I had not 1 but 2 overdoses accidentally - not on purpose. I literally was airlifted to two different hospitals within a month and a half. This is a great medication for its intended purpose however it is extremely addicting. It should be labeled schedule 2 in my opinion as to the danger this medication holds when taken with another CNS..I also suffer from panic disorder and anxiety."

   
9.0

Ndawg669 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 4, 2015

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"I have experienced severe pain and muscle spasms in my back for 35 years. Soma along with my narcotic analgesics have been a godsend. Soma helps me relax and sleep and start to work fairly quickly. I take 4 a day."

   
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lucky123987 May 3, 2015

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"I have severe back pain due to an injury and the hundreds of bone marrow aspirates because of my leukemia. After many drugs (more than a dozen combinations). I find Soma to be excellent at relieving the muscle spasms, pain, and it also releaves anxiety similar to benzos and helps me sleep like no other medicine. I also take OxyContin with it and that is what keeps me stable and going throughout the day."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 20, 2015

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"Good"

   
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Namaste11 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2015

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"This medication has worked wonders for my hip/skeleton pain. I need to get back on them."

   
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MandaBeautyMark March 8, 2015

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"This medication helps with my muscle cramping and helps me relax at night so I can sleep."

   
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duttlinj January 29, 2015

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"From my experience, I have never had anything that works so well for my lower back pain. It is almost impossible to sleep at night without them. My doctor was hesitant to prescribe them, but after he did I was able to cut my pain killer daily dosage in half. I think the doc's should stick to what is proven to work."

   
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que no (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 8, 2014

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"Works good for muscle spasms and helps you to relax enough to sleep when in bad pain."

   
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Peanutsmom4 October 19, 2014

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"Due to having AML (leukemia) and having hundreds of bone marrows aspirates done, I now have to take Soma due to lower back pain."

   
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flowerchild1976 September 18, 2014

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"The only muscle relaxer to work for me. No one wants to prescribe it anymore, however."

   
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JazzyW1 September 4, 2014

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