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  1. looking for a little insight on pain meds
    ... issues, but I also take a muscle relaxer 3x/day.... Soma (generic name is carisopradol). I find this to be ... the spasms. There are several other MR's as well, if Soma is not an option. I hope you can find something...

  2. Pain Update
    ... 325 mg. - no more than 2 per day Cymbalta = 60 mg. Soma = 250 mg. 2 x daily - I only take this at night because...
    ... 325 mg. - no more than 2 per day Cymbalta = 60 mg. Soma = 250 mg. 2 x daily - I only take this at night because...
    ... 325 mg. - no more than 2 per day Cymbalta = 60 mg. Soma = 250 mg. 2 x daily - I only take this at night because...

  3. Myofascial, advice on treatment
    ... condition, a muscle relaxer is always appropriate. I take Soma . It is the only one that has ever really worked well ... while, due to tolerance, but always go back to the Soma . There are days that I just call bad pain days...
    ... with use, however. My PM said that the reason the Soma works so well for me, is that it is a different type...
    ... and current med regemine is Oxycontin, Vicodin and Soma . There have obviously been adjustments over the years...

  4. pain med with muscle relaxer
    ... pretty much the same pain meds as you, and I take Soma also. It is the only MR that has worked well for me ... another. I'd say Zanaflex worked second best to the Soma . The Soma is very sedating for most people and...
    ... the zanaflex..it works quite well. I used to be on Soma , but that is a very addicting muscle relaxer. I had ... a rough time getting off those with a taper. The Soma actually gave me worse withdrawal symptoms that I...
    ... Zanaflex with my Oxycontin also. I have also used Soma , which was more effective but also more sedating....
    ... I take the soma but split it in 1/2 and it is less sedating....

  5. Anyone tried Talwin for pain?
    ... Neurontin for the nerve pain, Celebrex for arthritis and Soma to help with the muscle spasms. The only thing though...

  6. Research Meds B4 PM Appointment - Help!!
    ... I can only really comment on Oxycontin, Vicodin, Soma and a few other muscle relaxers and anti convulsants ... long acting med and Vicodin has helped with the BT. Soma is the only MR that ever does anything for me. I've...

  7. Oh My!!
    ... cymbalta (anti-depressent and nerve pain relief) and soma (muscle relaxant) starting Friday morning. YIKES...

  8. Is Darvocet a Narcotic medication?
    ... ;)...well that's an understatement! I am also on Soma (for cramping) of and on and Valium for spasms at...

  9. Depression setting in - related to Ultram stoppage??
    ... prescribing klonipin, they do the same thing with soma , say, well, thats addicting! well duh, lol so is the...

  10. in help with a new dr in lou,ky ort iniana please help
    ... out the scpits,i was on 30mg of oxcodone 8 a day and soma and xanaxs 2 mgs. if you know a good dr please tell...

  11. Rehab physio
    ... used that does not make me sleepy like flexeril and soma ....

  12. myofascial pain syndrome
    ... of short acting meds (vicodin 5 mg, 4 or 5x/day and Soma 350mg, 3x/day (muscle relaxer). I have since increased ... vicodin for breakthrough pain, and the same dose of Soma . This was at a time when oxycontin and other long ... (up to 6 max/day) and I go back and forth between Soma and Flexaril as muscle relaxer. The Soma has always...
    ... someone. Also, does the "cloudiness" from the Soma go away? I have a prescription for it, but I don...
    ... Toones, I have found the soma to knock me out despite taking it on and off for 2...
    ... push you farther than you are ready for. About the Soma , I have taken it, on and off for 8 years and in the...

  13. trip to urgent care, is flexeril safe with percocet
    ... they feel like they going to break my ribs. I take Soma 350 mg 4 x a day. Sometimes they get real back and...
    ... relaxers are Rx'd together all the time. I always found Soma to work the best for me, but I have to take occasional ... but have to in order to allow me to go back to the Soma . My condition causes me to have constant spasms...

  14. Pain Management Doctors - How to Handle Tolerance Issues
    ... near max levels with those. He recently changed my Soma to Flexaril, and I believe at my next appointment...

  15. Tramadol questions
    ... say about Ttramadol, is DO NOT take it along with Soma (carisoprodol). I've been taking Soma regularly since ... around May, and the combination of the Tramadol and the Soma produced some very euphoric and "buzzy" effects for ... experience the same effect when taking this combination. Soma is known to increase the affects of an opiate when ... I'm allowed to post a link, but if you search for " Soma Tramadol combination," you will find several articles...

  16. Pain meds get caught in throat!!!
    ... uggestions. I used to have the problem with one of my meds, Soma . My pharmacy was using a brand that tasted terrible ... starts to crush. Some pills are formed better, but soma for instance does not split well. And of course you...
    ... this is going to sound rediculous, but I've taken Soma for 8 years, off and on, and I've found the only thing...
    ... funny you say that. A couple of months ago, I took my soma , placed it in my mouth and swallowed it. Within seconds...

  17. Alternatives to Soma?
    ... Hi Toon,I also have bad muscles spasms and was on soma and valium then my doctor gave me zanaflex and just...
    ... the only 2 that actually help with my spasms are the Soma and the Flexeril. It seemed to me that the ones that...
    ... Have you tried breaking soma in half? THere isn't a release mechanism that would...
    ... I take Zanaflex during the day now instead of Soma because it made me less sleepy. Baclophen is another...
    ... [QUOTE=Toonces1;3503310]than the Soma (which you can buy online w/o a script), Are you...
    ... for cosmetic skin care purposes and I noticed that Soma was on the list for drugs that they sell. I was ... of scary, actually. I am going to stick with the Soma and just try to split the pill so I can take a smaller...
    ... They actually make a Soma 250 mg. It might be something worth looking into ... information about it if do some searches for it under " soma 250" Its a little less strong and might be what...
    ... I split my soma in 1/2 alot. I did not even think of that when I...

  18. oxycontin
    ... Kass: Soma 350mg and Flexaril 5mg or 10mg are the only ones that...

  19. Seeing the rheumatologist
    ... pain meds? (I take Oxy 20mg 3x/day, 7.5/500 4-6x/day, Soma 350mg 3x/day) I also take Xanax .5mg occasionally...
    ... as possible. I know I've also become tolerant to my Soma and need a new muscle relaxer. (My condition causes...

  20. hi new member in pain!!
    ... appt with a new one soon. I was on avinza , norco and soma . I just detoxed myself and am feeling so much pain...

  21. anyone take Soma, zanaflex, clonidine, or klonopin for nerve pain?
    ... nerve pain. And then I came across Zanaflex and even Soma possibly helping. Any comments welcome especially...
    ... resulting in the ear ringing and dizziness. As far as the soma goes I was offered them one by my GP early on after...
    ... 10x better for my back and neck spasms than baclofen, soma ,flexaril.My doctor prescribed me a 4mg pill to take ... nerve pain. And then I came across Zanaflex and even Soma possibly helping. Any comments welcome especially...
    ... Hi Brian, I have taken soma off and on for over a year and honestly it does nothing...
    ... happy or sad or angry etc. It was just creepy. The Soma is the only MR that has ever helped w/my spasms. ...
    ... hi cmpgirl,isn't it weird how soma works for you but did nothing for me,zanaflex works...
    ... spasms in my right shoulder/neck. My doctor suggested Soma . Went on it and it did nothing but give me a headache...
    ... Brian: I've also just learned something about Soma that I don't know whether it's true or not. Due to ... the nature of potentation (is that the word) of Soma with certain opiods, there is a huge potential for ... the article, there's some huge diversion issues with Soma due to the way it affects some opiates, primarly Oxycodone ... something about this. Like I said I don't know much about Soma ....
    ... I know that the Soma would not be a good drug for me to try. My sponsor ... else in the mix. I have to admit that I have taken 1 Soma before and I can see how it could be addicting. I...

  22. PM Dr. and medications...felt threatened
    ... work. Not much really works anyway. But he gave me Soma for spasms, which isnt working that much either lOL...

  23. Am I ever going to stop having awful pain flares from everday life errands??
    ... with 1 of my BT, which is Vicodin 7.5/500 and 1 of my Soma (Muscle Relaxer) About 4 or 5 hours later I will...

  24. I Was Dismissed From My Doctor For Breaking A Pain Contract
    ... I have been on the Fentanyl pain patch 100 mcgs, Soma muscle relaxer, Lyrica, and Perocet 10s for break...

  25. Made my decision, wish me luck!
    ... suffer from severe muscle spasms in my neck and I take Soma 350 mg 4 x a day. You made not need that much but...
    ... soon... I've already started tapering down and the Soma 350 he gave me is AWESOME. I've seen a neurlogist...
    ... down to 2xday. Then 10mg 2x day.... then just the Soma . I'm still using the Soma and it helps a LOT especially...

  26. Pain Meds and Constipation - any new suggestions?
    ... instant release meds and muscle relaxers.* Vicodin and Soma .* By about 9 months seeing him he suggested putting ... Oxy 2x/day, w/4-6 5mg vicodin for BT and kept the Soma . Over time my Vico was upped to 7.5 (due to tolerance...

  27. Norco VS Avinza..
    ... ) I was on Avinza with Norco for BT pain and Soma for better part of a year and a half. I did work ... now on Fentanyl 75mcg patch, with Norco for BT and Soma . It is doing alright so long as the weather holds ... in pain big time even with the Fentanyl, Norco and Soma . Also suffer from Crohn's disease so when that happens...

  28. Lets Compare Diagnoses & Medications
    ... hydrocodone for BT. I also take 2 muscle relaxers... Soma 350mg 3x/day and tzanadine 4mg 3x/day. Because of...

  29. Any recommended alternatives to Lyrica?
    ... Long Acting, Vicodin - for breakthrough pain, and Soma - Muscle Relaxer) I have to say that while I know...
    ... Long Acting, Vicodin - for breakthrough pain, and Soma - Muscle Relaxer) I have to say that while I know...

  30. new here
    ... have to get everything ready. Im taking Loracet, Soma , and Elavil and yea the same doctor and same pharmacy...

  31. pain and muscle spasms at night,cant sleep,need advice please??
    ... like Zanaflex to really potent muscle relaxers like Soma . You probably need to be on some type of pain medication...

  32. Pain control without narcotics
    ... with Magnesium and Inflamactin help. I also take one Soma every night. Also, my neuropathy developed suddenly...

  33. BT Med Question
    ... her back and I do think she abuses it along with her Soma . I know when it's not abused it's a very helpful medication ... blames it on her methadone. I have told him its the Soma and NOT the methadone but he doesn't seem to get it...
    ... It's probably the combination of the soma , methadone, and the abuse that's causing your mother ... you've written, I would think her doc could stop the soma altogether. However, if she's going to abuse the...

  34. what kind of prescription pain killer might replace norco 10
    ... Fentanyl 75 mcg every 3 days with the Norco for bt and Soma for back spasms. I had my neurosurgeon advise me...

  35. ZACH: how are you doing
    ... it almost validated all of my pain. The word psycho soma tic came up a few times before this appointment, and ... normal switch, and when I take the Neurontin with the Soma , I get very tired, which doesn't happen with the Soma...

  36. Please Help!
    ... today and also my general physician prescribed me Soma (for the severe neck muscle spasms). Thanks again...

  37. Is all this DEA hype true?
    ... every 4 to 6 hours. You walk out with Oxycontin 40mg, Soma , Valium, and 270 percocet. Might wanna run from that...

  38. Prescriptions from my surgeon and PM doctor?
    ... my PM doctor, and he was prescribing me Norco and Soma at the time. When I initially saw my PM doctor, he ... told me that his practice did not prescribe Soma , just as a general rule. I went off the Soma that ... for several months and onto Zanaflex. I found that Soma was the only muscle relaxer, and one of the only medication ... asked him about it, and he wrote me a prescription for Soma , that I did not fill until I saw my PM doctor again ... But he gave me his absolute permission to get my Soma prescription filled from my surgeon if it was helping ... me he wouldn't write it. I've been taking the Soma for three weeks again now, and it is helpful. I did ... prescriptions but one from my PM doctor, and then just the Soma from my surgeon? Thanks, Zach...
    ... strange that your doctors pratice refuses to write Soma . Different medicines work for different people. ...
    ... with Percocet. He's also had no problem writing me Soma prescriptions for the six months I've been seeing ... him. God knows how many Soma pills I've gone through, but it has given me adequate ... relief for a muscle relaxer. Before I was prescribed Soma , I tried Flexeril and Skelaxin. Flexeril knocked me ... My doctor at school in LA actually introduced me to Soma , and it's been working well ever since. The first ... PM doctor in Novemeber, he told me he "didn't like" Soma because it metabolized into Miltown, which he called ... Zanaflex didn't work, I asked my surgeon about my Soma situation, and he had no problem writing me the scripts ... certain policies about certain medications. Along with Soma , I know they won't prescribe sleeping pills or benzos...
    ... should be no problem . There has to be more to the soma thing. Your PM said there office did not prescribe...

  39. Nothing is working for me, what do I do now?
    ... a huge emotional toll on me. I'm also on Lyrica, Soma , and Cymbalta. I don't feel anything. Including the ... by now everything would've kicked in. At times, the Soma does help me loosen up, but it hasn't within the past...

  40. Back Pain, Dystonia, and Trigger Point Injections
    ... well. The only thing that really helps is, I take Soma 350 mg 4 x a day which pretty much keeps them under...
    ... RAyefaye, are you able to stay awake taking Soma in the daytime?...

  41. baclofen
    ... better than anything else I have tried, except for Soma , which most doctors wont give anyone on a regular ... one, he will give me oxycontin and lortab, but not soma ? lol go figure.) HTH, Fabby :)...
    ... that is funny because my surgeon keeps giving me soma and I would like to try something else. :D...
    ... baclofen to Zanaflex. Both were improvements over Soma for me, because the Soma was making it difficult to...

  42. Has this ever happened to you?
    ... lesson starting new meds while caring for my son ( soma coma anyone?) and am going to wait until this weekend...

  43. Is Mccontin Safe
    ... Lortab 10/5 To 5/5 And I Am So Happy, I Also Take Soma , But Now I Need Much Less. I Thank God These Last...

  44. Finally, some relief in sight!
    ... am not on ultram. I am on oxycontin, percocet and soma . The balance thing started after my 4th surgery and ... prior to the surgery I was on the percocet and soma . After surgery they put me on the oxycontin....

  45. Just got back from PM appointment, relatively pleased
    ... the dose he gave me. Any thoughts? He also gave me Soma , which he was hesitant to prescribe when I first saw...
    ... would like to know is if you start the methadone, soma , cymalta, and increase the Lyrica and you have pain ... Lyrica, start on the Cymbalta and hold off starting the Soma and Methadone. That would be what I would do. Brian...

  46. Controlling pain AND anxiety
    ... anymore, I did not want to take the Darvocet, and Soma , which was the only thing helping me, had run out ... be, and he was able to call in two weeks worth of Soma and Vicodin for me. So I was set until I saw my doctor ... prescribing me meds. He put me on Percocet (5/325) and Soma . After three weeks I was getting concerned about my ... with scripts for Oxycodone 5mg, Vicodin 5/500, and Soma . The next couple of weeks went well. I was so ... Elavil (50mg) for nighttime, and I continued with the Soma . Throughout anything, Soma has been the only medication ... up to the point that I'm not tense. If I'm not on Soma , I'm very tight and tense, and every move I make I ... the way I move, and in turn for my pain and stress. Soma enables me to move around better and relax my entire ... September to the end of November, all I was taking was Soma and Norco 7.5/325. Although it's a weak narcotic, ... consecutive Fridays in a row. He said he didn't like Soma because it metabolized into Miltown, which I was a...
    ... negotiating or asking, they gave me Vicodin (5/500) and Soma , which I'd never heard of before. The only other time ... my room for a week before I took it, and I took one Soma every night before I went to sleep. I continued with ... flared up and I decided to take the Vicodin with the Soma , and I got very buzzed, which I suppose distracted ... about the pain. I started taking two Vicodin and one Soma every night until I came home. I went to physical ... Prednisone, but it didn't do anything. He also refilled the Soma for me, but I had no painkiller. I went and got ... prescribed me Tramadol, which in combination with the Soma made me very euphoric, but really provided no relief ... he gave me Darvocet, and again continued with the Soma . He also gave me Voltarin, just as a supplement to...

  47. 19 year old with chronic back pain, advice greatly appreciated
    ... the surgery in order to control the pain. I was on Soma the entire time before the surgery, and went from ... all of these pain medicines were extremely high, and Soma was the only drug that helped me absorb all of these ... unlikely as of right now. After my surgery I was on Soma and Norco 7.5/325 for almost two months, and while ... came to my situation, but did not like that I was on Soma because it metabolizes into Miltown. I was willing ... for a checkup yesterday, and he agreed that if the Soma worked for me, there was no reason I should not be...

  48. Newbie curious about new med...
    ... cover this paticular med and it was replaced with Soma . Never heard of it. Well I'm sure like many of you ... pretty tolerant to everything so when I tried the Soma imagine my surprise when the next thing I realize...
    ... soma does this to me aw well. I actually break the soma in 1/2 and take 1/2 a tablet instead of a full size...
    ... Hey mama, I was on Soma 4x day for a year or so, and you do get adjusted to...

  49. does soma muscle relaxer cause tooth pain
    ... xpereinced it in the 5+ years I have taken the same dose of soma . Certain meds can cause dry mouth and can cause recurrent ... pain, SSRI antidepressants use, stimulants, etc, but soma is relatively benign in those aspects. It's basically...

  50. Advice Please....
    ... off for 2 weeks and I am to take *** prednisone and Soma , and bite the bullet and live with the pain. I...
    ... one and percocet from another or Valium from one and Soma from the other, Both to treat the same problem. ...

  51. Update On Pm,havent Been On Boards For A While
    ... That seems to work for most of the day and at night 2 soma compounds to sleep. I had a wonderful job, I am a...

  52. What is the difference between these two meds?
    ... Can someone tell me the difference between Soma and Fiornial? Thanks, Gabby...
    ... Soma is a muscle relaxer and I believe the other is a pain...
    ... [COLOR="Navy"]Fiorinal is used for migraines. Soma is used for back pain,...
    ... Soma is a muscle relaxer to relieve back spasms. Fiorinol...
    ... from my neck so my ear,nose and throat doctor gave me soma for that and it's the only thing that helps. I would...

  53. Dr. Pepper Update & Long Acting Medication Question
    ... nerve block. My primary put me on Percocet, Lidoderm, soma , and Prozac. Unfortunately, after she agreed to maintain...

  54. SEVERE Pain in my right thigh,groin
    ... Prednisone for a week x1 a day 350mg Soma 3x a day. Thanks so much and God bless, Jason...
    ... Prednisone for a week x1 a day 350mg Soma 3x a day. Thanks so much and God bless, Jason...

  55. Bad Life, Pain, Last Appt With Doc. Support Please
    ... somewhat under control. I am on Norco, Avinza and Soma . I know that this regimine will have to change shortly...

  56. Can mixing meds make you tired?
    ... pharmacy to get them filled for several days so I took a soma I had. I've only taken one at night before bed for...
    ... Soma itself can be very sedating, and mixing it with the ... add to it's sedating effects. It is definetly the Soma that is making you so tired!...

  57. What do you think?
    ... my meds at 1 to 2 percocet every 8 to 12 hours with Soma 3times daily 1 week ago. On Thursday, she upped it ... lower and I could get by on 1 to 2 percocets with my soma per day....

  58. Tapering off Oxycontin..
    ... had an issue for a few weeks. I am on OXY IR and SOMA , have been on PM for about 5 years now. Only take ... SOMA as needed a few times a week. The OXY IR daily only...

  59. New Plan For Pain
    ... still prescribes the norco and xanax. I was getting Soma but not sure that was helping much so I did not ask...
    ... still prescribes the norco and xanax. I was getting Soma but not sure that was helping much so I did not ask...

  60. Hi Everyone. Got a Question for all exoerienced PM'ers
    ... 40mg oxyfast every 4 hrs, 30mg MS Contin, and 1 to 2 Soma every 4 to 6 hours. Thoose are the painkillers and ... for how long? I have CT'ed fentanyl, MS Contin, and Soma so I KNOW I can do this, I just suppose I want to...

  61. I did it
    ... I have never had inner leg pain. I am taking soma , raflen, narco around the clock and I am still hurting...

  62. Help for my 33 yr. old son
    ... kidney. It functions at about 90%. He's been giving him Soma and Percocet. for pain but has had no luck diagnosing...

  63. What type of muscle relaxant has worked best for you?
    ... To date I've tried Flexoril, Norflex, Robaxin, Soma , and I probably have 3 other half used medications...
    ... I Like Soma . Ive treid flexaril and one other I cant remember ... name of and Soma worked the best for me. Mud...
    ... don't want to sleep that much. I have heard that Soma is better for daytime use. Low dose valium is the...
    ... skelaxin, at night robaxin, tried flexeral it did nada soma didn't either i guess different ones work for different...
    ... only other one that worked really well for me was soma , but US doctors dont like prescribing it, because...
    ... skelaxin, at night robaxin, tried flexeral it did nada soma didn't either i guess different ones work for different...

  64. Does anyone else take Robaxin?
    ... feel like I was suffering from a hang over) then to soma . I don't think soma works as well but my doctor wants ... me to stay on the soma ....

  65. SA vs LA meds
    ... That way I can take it every 4 hours along with my soma , which I am also ask him to increase by 1 tab per...

  66. Doc stopped my meds
    ... oxycodone every 4 hours cold turkey. I'm only on my Soma and long acting morphine at a much lower dose. I...

  67. Any suggestions on pain meds?
    ... naproxen)....i think that is spelled right! LOL Soma helped some for moderate...
    ... cold packs dont rule out naprosyn(naproxen) Soma Zanaflex Bextra Paracetamol Keep in ... If that does not work, I will ask the Dr. about Soma or Zanaflex. No nsaids for 3 more months so that...

  68. lots of pain please help
    ... herniated disc. My dr originally wrote me Lorcet 10/650, Soma , and Mobic. It somewhat helped, but eventually the...
    ... herniated disc. My dr originally wrote me Lorcet 10/650, Soma , and Mobic. It somewhat helped, but eventually the...

  69. Morphine Anyone?
    ... seen the appropiate Dr. He first prescribed Mobic, Soma , and Lorceet 10/650.....the combination worked gfor...

  70. Advice # 2 ??
    ... perscription: 1 percocet every 8 to 12 hours and my soma 2 x daily. I was on 1-2 tablets every 3 to 4 hours ... of percocet and my soma was 2x daily. The nurse was extremely rude and short...
    ... honestly can get by with one a day on perc and two on soma , then you can wait until you run out and then ask...

  71. Don't Ask....Don't Tell?
    ... around a nerve. The doctor prescribed Vicodin and Soma . I am taking 2-3 Vicodin and two Soma a day just to...

  72. Vicodin and Soma
    ... QUOTE=mrkwass;3114435]My doctor prescribed Vicodin and Soma . Has anyone had any problems taking these together...

  73. What meds are normally "under" the pain managment contract
    ... contract. Before I went to pain managment I was on Soma 350mg for tension headaches- Is Soma one of those...
    ... Hi Soma is technically not under the Controlled Substance...
    ... regular doc can prescribe any muscle relaxer for me BUT soma . Not sure why, but I would ask just to make sure!...
    ... he prescribes, not that they can't be used safely. Soma breaks down into an old sedative called Milltown which...
    ... The Soma is for tension headaches- which is not what my PM ... of my MRI. I don't mind having him prescribe the Soma , it would be easier to use just one doc. Before going ... to him I was on Loretab for my back and the soma for headaches, along with Lyrica for nerve damage ... lyrica cold turkey- he never said anything about the Soma . I will probably just end up calling the PM in the ... will prescribe anything without seeing me again. Soma is not an everyday thing here- as a matter of fact...

  74. Rx Cymbalta by my PM doc
    ... have me on 5-10/325 percs, 1-90mg avinza, 4-350mg soma , 1-600mg gabpentin, and 2-.5mg klonapin. I don't imagine...

  75. Advice
    ... this? My meds are: Percocet 1 to 2 a day and 1 soma . When I flare up like the last two days, I will take ... 2 soma s and 1 percocet every 4 to 6 hours....


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