I don't understand this. I've been given all the reasons. E.g. the FDA is stopping the manufacuring of SOMA. They are addictive. And so on... I have been on SOMA for 8 years and never abused them. For crying out loud they have me on OxyContin and Roxicodone. I have been off SOMA for 3 months now and have tried all the other muscle relaxers. None of the others work!! My quality of life has plummeted. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
12 Oct 2011
Hi check out this webpage; http://www.healthboards.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-591374.html
I don't want you to think i am lazy by just adding a link, but there are several suggestions of alternatives for soma and thought it better for you to have a look through and see what people have to say. I think this was posted by people that soma didn't necessarily work for, rather than they were taken off it, but that doesn't make any different to the alternatives that are suggested. I hope you can fine something that works for you!
12 Oct 2011
I know Soma works very well for some people. And I am so sorry that you are suffering!!
I recently switched from Soma (I was afraid to take it) to Baclofen, and I cannot believe the difference it has made!! If you are prescribed enough of it, you may be amazed at how well it works.
Give it a try, or as Delila suggested, look at that link, at all the other alternatives to Soma, there are many choices.
Best wishes to you!!
12 Oct 2011
When I first came to my current PM clinic one of the Drs I saw took me off Soma saying that it was a horribly addictive drugs, etc. I, like you, thought this sounded really dumb because I take OxyContin and Oxycodone for breakthrough which are both highly addictive too and I've always been able to take or leave the Soma then after a few years I was passed off to the Dr I'm working with now and she recently put me back on the Soma and basically said the same-well you are already on addictive drugs-this wont be any worse! I've been hearing rumors about this drug beiong taken off the market all this past year and so far it hasnt happened. Of course now that I'm finally back on it, it will probably go bye bye! lol I used to be on Zanaflex which I could only take at bedtime because it just knocked me out! I do miss the sleep I used to get on Zanaflex but over all I do feel better on the Soma. It seems to relax the muscles better. If I have to pick an alternative it would either be zanaflex again or flexeril. Flexeril just dries my mouth out so bad!
12 Oct 2011
Hi again, Tic :)
I am thinking with the others responses that so far it is only affecting the PM clinics like we discussed. It appears that the 'regular' doctors offices are still dispensing these scripts and have not heard of them being pulled. I asked my Family doctor as well as my Neurologist office. Both said they have not heard of this being banned from the market.
I'm still of the belief that is has to do with PM clinics being closely monitored by DEA.
Makes you wanna say hmmmmm...
Best to you!
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