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They need to re-name SOMAS to COMAS!!!

jenfabjjenfab Posts: 56
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:27 AM in Pain Medications
They really knocked me out last night! First time taking them as my dr swithched my flexeril to soma.
Should I split it in half or quarters?? I am afraid to feel like that again...ruined my whole day and I have a headache too! #o


  • Actually I found them to be very good. It takes a while to get used to them and after that you'll get used to them. I always hated flexeril because they would knock me out til the next day. I heard that doctors don't like prescribing soma with hydrocodone because the combination is more addictive than normal. I used to take that combination, and then I was switched to zanaflex.
  • Did you have withdrawls from it? or was it a transition type thing going on to another med? I took a quarter of one lastnight and did better...it just seemed way to strong! Do you take them every 8 hrs?
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  • 5 times a day I take a soma, 600 mg neurotin and 2 percocet at the same time, this is the only way I can function and not be in excrutiating pain.It really works for me (right now) I think your body just needs some time to adjust to new meds whatever they may be. Hope they help your pain
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,807
    to adjust to and some can be very difficult in leaving your system.
    As so other members posted here, everyone is different and have different reactions to medications
    I have tried almost all the muscle relaxers available.
    (Flereril, Soma, Rhobaxin, Zanaflex, etc)

    For me, flexerial is the hardest to deal with and really didnt help that much Soma and Rhobaxin didnt do a thing for me, even after several weeks using them. I am currently on zanaflex (4mg) and it does tire me out. That is why I take it a night.

    Whare are you medical problems? Have you had any diagnostic tests done?

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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