10 patient evaluations for Carisoprodol taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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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

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is just another med I feel doctors use as a band aid.
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

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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

  • 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

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)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2010 (Started Feb 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vision problems, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vision problems, fatigue

  • 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

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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