8 patient evaluations for Carisoprodol taken for the purpose of 'muscle pain'

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Oct 10, 2015 (Started Dec 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

  • 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)

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Aug 7, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, grogginess, sleepiness, dry mouth, constipation, somniloquy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, drowsiness, constipation, sleepiness

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, drowsiness, constipation, sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2009 (Started Jan 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think my body got too used to this medication and after doubling the dose and still not experiencing any significant relief I stopped it and the doc put me on something called baclofen which for now does seem to be working. I take it at bedtime since it causes drowsiness.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Jan 18, 2009 (Started Jan 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 700 mg Daily
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2009 (Started Feb 12, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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