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

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started Oct 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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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