3 patient evaluations for Carisoprodol taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Oct 8, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking Soma for Endometriosis two years prior to being diagnosed with Fibro. Taking it then it worked really well for relaxation but i was pairing it with Vicodin and it would just put me to sleep. Since being diagnosed with Fibro I have been really having a lot of trouble relaxing and this medication allows me to relax. It also promotes sleep. The only downside i have found is that tolerance gets really high quickly so it requires higher and higher dosage which prevents you from taking other meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 25, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Soma is the ONLY muscle relaxant that has proven effective against my unbearable muscle spasms/contractions. I can do more exercises in physical therapy when I take it right before the session.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Dec 11, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness, sleepiness, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: sometimes I can take this and I'm okay other times I take it and I'm a walking zombie or asleep oe just outofit sowhere scaring my neighbors and friends who don't understand what I'm going thru . So they all think I'm a druggie and I'm afraid to go out in public in case this is the time the pills are going to kick in and make me weird or mor weird than usual. I really hate life sometimes. When my neighbors call my husband and say I think she's OD'ing on something and these are people that are suppose to be your friends. I know not everybody knows my situation but it still hurts when it happens, you gey to the point where you just say screw it why bother going out I'll just get hurt anyways So you start staying home more and more. Or am I the only one that feel this way???????????
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, sleepiness, brain fog

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