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    Condition: Muscle Spasm
    8/6/2008 4:10:15 PM

    Reviewer: rhondapeters, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have taken Soma for pain resulting from auto accident. The doc prescribed three different types of muscle relaxers over the course of therapy.Soma works best.I did notice the effectiveness decreases over time.I stop taking it for a couple days and then begin back. I only use it as needed to help control the unbearable pain I am in. I am always in pain but soma helps a lot.

    Condition: Muscle Spasm
    7/24/2008 6:50:57 PM

    Reviewer: Milo, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Soma is definitely the most effective muscle relaxant ever prescribed for me for tension headaches due to muscle spasms of the neck. It also has a general relaxing, calming effect and helps with sleep. However, it can have unexpected side effects, especially at higher doses, such as drowsiness, feeling/acting "high", etc. Also, Soma can interact with other medications used to treat tensi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Muscle Spasm
    6/30/2008 8:53:53 AM

    Reviewer: raven361970, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    feeling relaxed

    Condition: Muscle Spasm
    6/27/2008 4:52:18 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I want to warn anyone that takes this drug to be very careful as it is terribly addictive. However, you have to have an addictive personality to become addicted. I began taking Soma for Fibromyalgia and thus began a long journey of addiction, going from doctor to doctor to get more Soma and ultimately legal problems that stemmed from my abuse. Soma is probably good for short-term use, but even ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Muscle Spasm
    6/25/2008 12:54:04 PM

    Reviewer: bct, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Soma made me too sleepy during the day. Found a similiar drug in skelaxine with same results and less of this side effect, although more expensive too.

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