Hi, sorry no body got with you sooner. I have been glancing through this site and have posted in a few other areas, but have not posted here yet. I do have to say that I totally understand what you are saying. I am in the same situation. I can be totally stressed out and tensed up and take a Soma and feel so much better. I do have to warn you though, that it can lead to bad situations. It started off as needing them for my back injury, then I started taking them as you described and got totally addicted to it. I would run out of my prescription so I would smuggle some from my husband. That almost ruined my marraige. I lost any form of self control that I had. I have been blessed to have a husband that has stayed with me through all this. He has his issues as we all do, but he has stood by me and all my sneaking smuggling. After all that, I still have to take them for my muscle spasms, but take them as I should. But that devil is always on my shoulder when I get stressed out. For me, it will always be a constant struggle. I do good for a long time and then bam, right back to point A. So I wish you luck with your pain. You know as well as I do, it's hard to manange a household with 2 kids and all the motherly duties, if you are in pain. It is confusing and bitter sweet. I like the pain relief, but hate the fact of having to take a pill just to feel no pain. So after going on and on here, I just wanted to warn you. Thanks for listening to me blab.