5 patient evaluations for Carisoprodol taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Aug 14, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: This medication used to work better but apparently I developed a tolerance to it. It was doing so little for me that my doctor & I decided to discontinue usage as we are trying to cut back on the amount of meds I take.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Since I apparently built up a tolerance for this and it wasn't really helping much, and as we are trying to cut back on the amount of medications I take, we decided to discontinue it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 15, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Unexpected benefits: Helps get better and more sleep a little bit. Note: When I'm listed as beginning this med, I was actually taking Flexeril and over time we tried about half a dozen different muscle relaxants. The Flexeril did absolutely nothing for me. And while some of the others helped a little bit, Carisoprodol helped the most, but, as I said, it only helps a little bit. Most of the time my muscles are as tight as piano wire.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2011 (Started Feb 20, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 8, 2010 (Started May 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flu like symptoms, whole body ache, irritability, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication made me feel sick with flu-like symptoms a few hours after taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: whole body ache, irritability, flu like symptoms, headaches

Sep 1, 2010 (Started May 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flu like symptoms, whole body ache, irritability, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I am unable to take this very often as I have severe side effects a few hours after taking it, such as flu-like symptoms. If my muscle spasms seem severe enough I will take it and combat the side effects with 600-800mg ibuprofen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: whole body ache, irritability, flu like symptoms, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 11, 2010 (Started Jul 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sciatic nerve pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: too sleepy to function at all grossly hungry is good for insomnia thou so only at night take a couple
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 24, 2009 (Started Nov 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements (myoclonus))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Side effects: jerky movements (myoclonus)

  • 0 helpful marks
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