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?
- 12 May 2011 by brisco
- 16 Jan 2017
- soma, zanaflex, migraine, headache, doctor, muscle
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?
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.
I take 350mg of Topamax at night for headaches. I'm also prescribed three 350mg of Soma throughout the day for my degenerative discs in my back.
Once in a while I'll take a 4mg Zanaflex at night.
You'd think I wouldn't have any kind of pain in the world. Some people may be in a coma taking those meds and all of the other ones I have to take for other problems.
I think the Soma maybe better than Zanaflex.
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