User Reviews for Methocarbamol to treat Opiate Withdrawal
Brand names: Robaxin, Carbacot
Methocarbamol has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 32 reviews for the off-label treatment of Opiate Withdrawal. 78% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 6% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Methocarbamol
"After 7 years of Norco 10/325 I was taking 12-18 a day. Quit cold turkey and started Robaxin 1000 mg with 400 ibuprofen. Absolutely no body aches or restless legs! Mentally yes it's tough but this has been way better then I thought it would be. Imodium helps the diarrhea. I am almost 72 hours clean and physically have been great, even played 18 holes of golf yesterday. Slight headache and no motivation but pushing through it. Methocarbamol is a must for withdrawal!"
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) "I started Robaxin a month ago. I take 1000 mg a day and after my next script I'm cutting to 500mg a day, then quitting all together. I was on Loratb 10's for two years and been clean for almost a 40 days now. I was trying to quit for many many months, but my mind and selfishness just wouldn't allow it. I lost a lot of important things in my life due to opiate addiction for pain, so I recommend you do what I did and just be honest with the people closest to you, ask doctor for help and be honest with him. It is very hard to do and will be very emotional, but it will turn your life around I promise. Go to doctor!"
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"I was taking 15mg oxycodone for about two years or a little more than that. My withdrawal (WD) I did alone. No one ever knew I was on them. It was really tough the first week. But robaxin and clonidin helped me with the WD. Doing it alone and having no one to talk to about it was difficult. I never wanted anyone to know. When I got clean I was able to tell a close friend that help me a whole lot. I've been clean for about 4 weeks. And as much as I would love to have the oxycodone I'm being good. I take BC powder when I feel aches it helps me with the WD I hope this helps at least someone."
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) "Took 1000 mg for minor withdrawls from heroin use, and it really did the trick. Completely alleviated my muscle pains, and definitely had an effect on the skin crawls as well. I'm really glad I had these."
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"I was prescribed tramadol and started taking it for back pain and then months after dosage increased by my doctor. I recently read up on the dangers of long term use and I am a longtime condition patient, since my discs aren't popping back in place themselves and being on medicaid. I am not wanting to be hooked on any opiates, I would rather feel the pain. So. . . . I quit cold Turkey and like others the worst symptoms are the muscles spasms in my biceps, thighs, and calves mainly and tied for worst is NOT BEING ABLE SLEEP SUCKS SO BADLY. I am yawning and feeling like I should sleep but a part of my brain is like no you're staying awake. But I found a earlier prescribed bottle of methacarbamol after finding it and reading this webpage. Thank you to all other contributors. The methacarbamol kicked in in under 20 minutes it seemed. Muscles spasms gone and gonna try for that long awaited sleep. Goodnight everybody."
Robaxin (methocarbamol) "I found this medication to be helpful with getting some sleep! Which is the worst part of opiate withdrawal to me. It also helps with the aches you get that feel like they're in your bones! It was a really big help especially in getting me over that 1 to 2 week hump! The most vital part of the withdrawal experience!"
"I am 6 days into detoxing at home after a marathon of using oxycodone Morphine Dilaudid and Fentanyl for around year and Robaxin really helped with the muscle cramps and general creepy crawly feeling you get. Haven't had any episodes of uncontrollable vomiting or diarrhea. I'm also using 8mg Zofran dissolving tabs for nausea and as a prevention for vomiting. I've been able to eat somewhat the last 2 days. At this point its just to far in to quit. Holding strong but still feeling anxious as can be."
Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) "I had surgery for a quadriceps tendon rupture in October. I've been on various opiates since. Most currently 5 mg.Oxycodone. I have a mild dependency issue going on, but I've been able to ward off WD symptoms by taking 750 mg of Robaxin, 50 mg of Tramadol, 4 Ibruprofen all at once. Without them I get the runny nose, watery eyes, restlessness, joint pain, etc. The "cocktail" I have put together has worked perfectly. I sleep through the night and have been able to get down to 2.5 mg of Oxycodone once per day now."
"I've been an opiate abuser for the best part of 20 years I've got clean many times and I've relapsed many times. I'm now 42 and the withdrawal symptoms seem to get worse with age. Ok I'll get to it. I had a back injury and was prescribed Methocarbamol (my GP) He had no idea I was an addict. The day I got hold of this medication I was planning to do my detox (AGAIN) I would normally use lyrica to help with the overall hell of getting clean . So before going to find that medication on the black market I looked up this what I had been prescribed That night I took 1 750mg and 30mins later I noticed my rattling pain was greatly reduced!! Over the next 4 days I took this medication 4 times a day till I'd completed my detox it helped me very much"
"As a chronic pain patient I use Methocarbamal aka Robaxin to temper my tolerance to my pain medications. I find it very helpful to identify just how much pain medication I need at any one time verses how much my body is wanting because of addiction. It's been extremely helpful post surgery to get off morphine, fentynal and oxycodone."
"I am so glad I came across this site. I have Methocarbamol, fortunately, as it was prescribed to me for muscle spasms. Had a C5/C6 surgery last year which alleviated the spasms. But periodically still experience it so I get it refilled every so often. Never knew it could be used for opiate withdrawal. My percs scripts never last through the entire month so I find myself stretching it and towards the end of the month before refill time I start experiencing the skin crawls like most do. I came across this site today and will begin taking the methocarbamol for these WD symptoms. I'll post update to let you all know how it goes. Wish me luck!! And thank you for the input!! I hope it works"
"Wasn't fond of opiate based medications and this helped with the withdrawal symptoms. Does some good (7/10) in alleviating tightness of the muscles when taken as prescribed, but the great thing about it is, there is no possibility of dependency."
"As an opiate addict for about 10 years with a nasty addiction this drug helped aid in the withdrawal/opiate detox. Needless to say it still wasn't easy. This made those long painful nights just a little more tolerable. It helped with the muscle pains where other opiate substitute medications failed me. Also I didn't feel the need to continue taking these once the opiate addiction was driven down to a tolerable rate. As for the the upset stomach, I just tried to keep healthy foods in my diet and that slowly went away. This medication didn't help in that regard. I had no side effects."
"Okay let's be totally honest here guys. I'm 32 and for the better the half of my life I've been every kind of pain med. you name it! Seriously. I'm on 4mg DILAUDID 6 times a day plus three 10mg METHADONE! Car accidents, trauma and of course a long line of pain meds year after year getting stronger and stronger. Well this past month I legitimately stuffed up. I was left short on my meds by a about a week. I've been through hell! Come to find out Robaxin helps with the withdrawals!? I have bottles of this shit just never took it. I just came across this website after a week of feeing like death. Robaxin here I come! Thanks all for the advice down there :)"
"I've hidden my Oxy addiction for about a year and decided I'd had enough. Someone decided to crash into me whilst on my motorcycle and my back has been in bits since. I've gone to the doc for my back and he's prescribed me Robaxin. I came home to research the drug and BOOM. Its used for Opiate withdrawal. Winner Does it help with the depression side of withdrawal????"
"I have seen this medication work extremely well for all but a few, usually those who struggle with the intense depression which can be brought on by withdrawals. However although immodium is an excellent diarrhea reliever, be careful of how much, how often, and for how long of an extended period of time you use this drug. It is one of the least known (and yes, safest) opioids, but it IS an opioid still, and as such, while it generally does not penetrate the blood brain barrier, does a host of work with the receptors in your gut. At the end of the day, one thing is clear: this drug too, can cause significant withdrawals if used for too long an extended period of time."
"I was in a motorcycle accident with a drunk drive. I got hooked on pills and then that turned into drugs of the streets… Got onto this and now 3 years straight. Got babies now. 10/10 for me on helping me through. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
"In response to a post regarding how long it takes to get relief. In my researching I found that this medication gradually builds up in your system. When you first start taking it it may take a number of days to experience maximum relief. I find its the ONLY m. relaxant I've tried that relieves my severe spasms & cramping. I thought it wasn't working any more until I went off of it to try several other options. When I resumed taking it the relief was immediate. The neuralgia has muscle symptoms that nothing seems to help- being a chronic pain pt am on several other meds. Am trying Hylands for general muscle discomfort - hoping that will help. Mention that as Hylands is often used during opiate withdrawl."
"I’m shocked! I’m withdrawing from fentanyl/oxy/hydros and I took 1200mg of Robaxin and not only did it take the symptoms away, I feel normal and energized with no urge to use at all. It’s only been an hour or so but so far it’s been incredible. Just a little bit of a runny nose. I’m glad I found this!!!"
"I believe this generation is in an opiate epidemic. The drugs are fake, so many additives & homemade cocktails. Today is day 2 of withdrawal & it’s extremely painful. Wouldn’t wish it on a worst enemy. Tried Kratom & it helped a little but went away fast & for $25 a pop that’s a little much. Dug around in the medicine cabinet & found bottle of Methocarbamol that I got for my neck a while back & people seem to get relief from it. I took two 750 & Tylenol about 15mins ago & hoping to get some relief so I can catch some sleep. Running off 4 hours of sleep over the past 48+hrs. Mind feeling cloudy, some anxiety, & feels like the flu running they my body. Really hoping these withdrawals ease up over tomorrow & the next day Bcus this is rough. 2nd time detoxing & this is from just 1-2month opiate addiction so I couldn’t imagine coming off after years of abuse. I hope everyone in here looking for help finds sobriety."
"Using now to get away from Subutek which to me is the same as opioid addiction. Am basically keeping a 500 mg tablet in my system and so far its a great help after this bottle is gone I am done with any medication that can become habit forming. I am too old for this!"
"Back in 07 I was diagnosed with lukemia,, I was pretty bad off.So going through all of that I found out that i have alot of back problems. So for 15 years now I've been taking 30 mgs of oxy 4 times a day and 9 10 mgs of methadone a day. So my doctor got raided by the FBI, no shit. So it's been very hard, I get no sleep, I'm in constant pain and I'm running to the bathroom all the time. I went to the er last night and they gave me one of these pills. It did seem to help, I got a few hours of sleep. And that's one of the worst things for me, it's not being able to sleep. I have to say that this is worst then going through cancer. So at the er they told me to go to a methadone clinic. So I woke today and thought about it, but that would just put me back to the beginning of feeling like shit. So I'm glad I got on here to see all of your stories. So I'm going to go get my script of these and I'm praying to God that it will help. The WD from methadone is bad, I can't take feeling like this."
"I took Robaxin 750mg for a few months after back surgery. I had no idea my surgeon was prescribing it not just for the neck spasms, but also to make tapering off of hydrocodone easier. Despite my slow taper from 60mg daily to 5mg, I had some intense leg cramps after stopping norcos. Robaxin helped tremendously. Combine it with Gabapentin or Pregabalin and you'll get more relief."
"I’ve been on methadone 130 mgs a day for over 10 years. No one told me just how bad methadone is. I was actually referred to the methadone clinic for loratab withdrawals. Lord , if I only knew then what I know now!! I would have NEVER started methadone. Anyway, I’m tapering myself off methadone 5 mgs a week. I’m down 15 mgs and was fine the first 15mg drop. ( I think because I had so much built up in my system. Now that I’ve hit 20 mg down I’m getting very uncomfortable. Leg cramps , not sleeping , sneezing constantly ( why is that a w/d symptom lol so weird) my husband has 3 bottles of this methocarbamol for muscle pain in this back , he hardly a takes it. I’ve noticed a decent difference in leg pain and the general uncomfortable flu feeling. I hope this continues to help as I really don’t want to be dependent on anything for any longer. I’ve already given addiction 13 plus years of my life."
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Robaxin (methocarbamol) "It's a miracle pill! I would have not been able to break the habit, if it were not for methocarbomal! It really does work! For me the worst part of withdrawal is the pain in the bones (the feeling that your bones want to jump out of your skin). This medication along with Suboxone for me, has almost completely eliminated that pain! I take 2 x 750 or 3 500mg every 6 hours right before I take my Suboxone. Thank you, to whoever has made this pill. NOTE: when I wasn't going through withdrawal the medication had no type of reaction on me. "