As many of you may know, I have several back conditions. Well, my Doctor just prescribed Soma for me, I know that it is a muscle relaxer, and is not a narcotic. However, I have read alot about it and many people state that it is very close to a narcotic in the way that it makes you feel. So, basically my question is, And if any of you have taken it, please share your experience with me! I don't like the loopy drugged up feeling, so please let me know your experience and if this compares at all to Vicodin or Percocet.
Soma will not necessarily give you a sense of "Well being" or euphoria, it will, however, knock you out and you WILL feel loopy and drugged up. DO NOT CONSUME ANY ALCOHOL WITH THIS MEDICINE!!! You will be sleeping within 15 minutes and will not wake up for hours, if you've had even one drink! It is not a scheduled drug where I'm from, but probably should be. It has very high abuse potential, and is exremely dangerous when taken in combination with narcotic pain meds, Benzo's, or Alcohol. Google "Soma Coma", and you will find info and statistics on how dangerous it actually is.
I was prescribed Soma 350mg 3x/day. The doctor told me not to take it every day, being that it is as addictive or "habit-forming" as Vicodin or Percocet. In the beginning I was taking a tablet only when I needed it, but within two or three weeks I was taking it 3 times a day. It is very habit forming, but only because it works. Tolerance builds very quickly. I am no longer taking Soma, and am glad that I got away from it. When I stopped, it took about a week to feel that I no longer needed it. For that week, my muscle spasms and pain seemed worse than when I originally went for treatment. If you only take one tablet when needed, it will help tremendously. If you take it three times a day for more than a couple days in a row, it will not be as effective due to the quick tolerance issues.
I hope this helped.
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