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I am currently taking generic Soma (carisoprodol) for muscle spasms after my surgery. I am returning to work on Friday, and I usually have to take at least one of these during the day, sometimes two. The problem is, the Soma really makes me "dopey" even after using it for a couple months. I don't want to get this side effect while I am at work. I really need to be pretty sharp while at work. Has anyone used any other muscle relaxants that have helped without the dopey feeling? I have tried Flexeril and it doesn't work for me. My insurance won't approve Skelexin (sp?). My doctor has given me diazepam in the past, but I'm not sure if he will give me a new script. Ironically, I don't get the dopey feeling from the diazepam, so even though that is more controlled than the Soma , I think it would be better for me than the Soma. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks...