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I have been taking Soma for a few months now, my doctor has me on 2-3 x daily (90 pills a month). I used to take Skelaxin but that didn't help much. Initially the Soma would make me sleepy but now that my body had adjusted to the medication, it rarely happens. I can drive and function fine, as if I am on nothing, yet it helps "A Little Bit" It does relieve tension but not all of it, I guess I have a high tolerance to meds for some reason, plus my pain levels are really high lately, like a 7-8.

I take it with 1-2 Vicodin 5mg and it helps, but not really what I would like to see. I am trying to get my Dr. to switch me to a better pain med. He tried me on Ultracet which was a joke!

So now I take..

Celebrex 200mg 1 x daily
Vicodin 5/500 2-3 x daily
Soma 350mg 2-3 x daily
Trazodone 50mg 2 x daily at bedtime

I have a decent insurance even though it's an HMO. For example the Soma which I get in generic form cost me $10 for 90 pills.

I pulled this from a Soma source.

Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.

Carisoprodol is used, along with rest and physical therapy, to treat injuries and other painful muscular conditions.

Hope this helps..

[This message has been edited by hottrodd (edited 07-29-2003).]