I have daily headaches - have had them for over 30 years. I also suffer from migraines but Immetrix has taken care of those. My doctor just gave me Zanaflex 2mg. I've taken Soma before as muscle relaxant( for back pain) and wonder, before I start taking the Zanaflex, could someone compare the two for me? Thanks
How does 2mg Zanaflex compare to Soma 350mg?
Added 12 May 2011:
I just want to know if there is any difference between taking a soma pill as compared to the zanaflex? Does anyone know? I can tolerate the soma with out any side effect other than a bit sleepy. Will it be the same with the Zanaflex - is the Zanaflex 2mg stronger or weaker than the Soma?
12 May 2011
I have taken both and I dont consider Soma a bad drug either. Any drug can not work well for some people but that doesnt mean it is the same for all. Anyway, Zanaflex is comparable to Soma. I think Soma actually relaxed my muscles better and doesnt make me as sleepy as Zanaflex. Zanaflex makes me VERY sleepy and I dont get knocked out by drugs very easily. In fact, when I was in the hospital I was given two Seconals at a time and still didnt sleep and Ambien and Lunesta do nothing for me either. I can only take Zanaflex at bedtime because for about a half an hour it makes me so sleepy I will actually start to dream with my eyes open! It is very short acting though. It only lasts a couple of hours. I do like that I can get to sleep with it and once I am asleep I can usually get a pretty good nights sleep. I always slept well on Soma too but I could take Soma in the day time and not be excessively sleepy. That is my experience with the two but like I said, everyone reacts differently.
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