Soma User Reviews

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Soma User Reviews

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Comment from: Milo, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: July 24

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 tension headaches, such as Fioricet or Phrenilin -- the two should *never* be taken together! I once had a very bad reaction while on Soma, but it may have been due to dehydration. So -- a good, helpful medication, but be careful and follow all guidelines regarding dosage and drug interactions very carefully.

Related Reading: Fioricet | dehydration

Comment from: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: March 24

this medication is not intended for recovering alcoholic or addicts unfortunately i was prescribed this medication for chronic back pain prior to back surgery .the interaction with my many psychotropics caused a violent out break and total loss of control involving physical harm and time spent in jail i was toatly unaware that it would cause violent out bursts total loss of mind control. i am alcoholic and addict in recovery for the last five years i was informed this was non narcotic medication and never should have been perscribed this medication knowing the amount of psychotropics i take on a daily basis

Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: April 06

I have had 4 neck and back surgeries. I suffer from fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease associated with car wreck when I was a teenager. I am 48 now. I have been on Soma for 7 years. I don't know what I would do without it. I need another neck surgery, but am trying to put it off. This is the only medicine that anyone has tried me on, and I have been on every other muscle relaxant that have, that works on spasms. Of course it doesn't work as well as it used to I have grown tolerant to it. But if I didn't have it, I would not be able to sleep at all. I remember it really knocking me for a loop when I first started taking it, like some of the reviews of this medicine state, but it just takes time to get used to it. Hang in there, it gets better.


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