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Soma and Klonopin

tonya42ttonya42 Posts: 810
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Pain Medications
Does anyone take this combination? I've never taken either of these. I'm a little afraid of them. I've not ever taken anything this strong. Am I going to be able to work tomorrow? I'm suppose to start on them tonight. The Neurologist prescribed them to help with the muscle spasms that I've had for quite a long time and I'm glad to be trying something new. He thinks that if my muscles rest at night when they should then I will wake up without the spasms. I sure hope he's right. I want this to work.


  • What dosage, and how often? That will determine the answer to your question, most likely.
  • I'm only taking them at night. It's 1mg of Klonopin and 350 MG of Soma. I can take one or two. I took them last night and it wasn't quite as bad as I thought it might be. But I don't think I could take 2 somas EVER!
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  • i would not suggest ever taking two somas at once, but if that is your Rx, thats up to you. At 1mg klonopin and 1 soma, I think you'll be just fine every day, especially taking it only at night. Do your best to not increase to more klonopin; it works great, but can be very hard to get off of if your body gets dependent on it (higher doses, and more doses per day, i.e. 1mg 3 times a day). Sounds like you are doing fine though; bye!

  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,745
    Hi Tonya,
    Please look them up and read all the material on them.www.rxlist.com.
    My issues were lumbar but I remember taking soma. Anyway interesting material.
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • I did look them both up on rxlist the other day after I discovered the site existed. I still didn't like what I was reading. I really hope this is a short term thing because I understand that both of these drugs are extremely addictive.
    JWM, Don't worry. One knocks me completely out. I wouldn't ever try to take 2. He gave me a thirty day supply of both but I'm hoping that it doesn't take a month for them to work. So far not a very noticable change in my muscle spasms. How long should I give it before I think it's not working? My doctor did suggest that we could tweak it until we found a dosage that does work. I hope he's not planning on going up on it! I think I'd end up in the ER having my stomach pumped. Or is this just my irrational fear of these drugs kicking in again?
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  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,745
    After I read your post I looked up the drugs on rxlist (I love that site, tells it like it is with no bias) And didn't like what I read!
    I use diazepam 5mg. for spasm's at night. The pm. doc. prescribed 5mg. also for the day. but I don't like to take it that much in the day.
    None the less, it works well for me with no side effects.
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • I've been on 10mg of Valium 3 times a day for 2 months now and taking percocet 4 times a day and I wasn't getting any relief at all. I think I may just need to give it some more time. But it only have until Monday morning when I go back to my ortho doc who put me on the valium and percocet. He called them baby drugs. I'm still having shoulder and neck pain but it seems to move from shoulder to shoulder. I still live on a heating pad and I'm afraid the Soma is making me entirely too loopy in the mornings to keep taking. I'll never get back to a full day's work if I can't adapt to the Soma soon. It's just a good thing this week has been a holiday week. I'm needed desperately next week in my seat at my desk every day.
  • For me, it takes me 2 to 3 days to adjust fully to Soma, after which it has no effect on me whatsoever, other than helping with my spasms, knots, and such. If it is making you that loopy, they DO have a new smaller dose, which is 250mg instead of 350mg, which you might want to ask your doctor about. It's NEW, new new, and is name brand, but available now. Might be an option for you, but I wonder though, as your pain is still there and the heating pad too.. You might, and this is just my opinion, but you might get more relief from better pain meds, such as a light MSContin, (time release morphine vs your percocet, or together with), than with the Soma. You don't sound happy with it I guess.

    Spinal/nerve pain and the like tend to be inconsistent at times, hence the moving from side to side; you may just need a better pain med.

    The klonopin sounds like it's fine w/you; definitely only take it short term if you can, and less is better for sure. I got stuck taking it every day 3 times daily, and honestly, I'm stuck for life. It's ok, the side effects are zero for me, but I just can't get off it, and that's that. Happy new year! Bye
  • I woke up this morning and tried to pick my right hand up off the same pillow I had it rested on last night when I went to bed and it was dead. I mean picked it and dropped it and didn't feel a thing. Scared me so bad I jumped out of bed at 3:30. It now about 4:00 am and as you can see I can use my right hand again after much shaking it to death and rubbing the crap out of it. I can only imagine that the Klonopin did that.So Klonopin is off my list of meds until I see my ortho surgeon Monday morning at 8:30. I thought I was going to wake up paralyzed! Scared the living daylights out of me!
    JWM I do seem to get better pain relief with the Soma than the percocet but I'm also afraid of MS Contin. Have you taken it before?
  • like i wrote you on myspace i hardly doubt it was the klonopin that made your arm like that. you most likely slept wrong and pinched a nerve.

    as for the comment of the mscontin you know i was on a low dose mixed with dilaudid for my recovery of the aortic bi fem.
    it was ok. depends again on the person and the issue.
    but in no way would i go into the drs office throwing around med names to them. that usually in alot of cases throws a red flag. not always but sometimes. depending on your relationship with your dr.
    as for the ortho saying valium and percs are baby drugs??? hmm first to hear that one. alot of times your lucky to even get percs out of the ortho ahahaha ya know my take on that one to well ;) ;) ;)

    i would give it time sweetie. you have only been on them a few days...
    it takes our bodies time to adjust. as long as your not getting sick or any other symptoms listed in the phamplet you should be good to go....

    ok iv said enough don't want to get in trouble =))

    love ya lots pumpkin HANG IN THERE
    terri O:) :X
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