... wasnt enough for chronic back pain.so doc gave me soma,only problem when i take it ,it knocks me out and i take reccomended dose .i only take 4 mg suboxone maybe i should cut down to 2mg suboxone ?any suggestions
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What should I avoid while taking Soma?
Soma can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by Soma. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these other medicines. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by Soma.
they are combining and producing the knock out effect. You can cut down on your subs and try less of the soma too. You may have to get used to taking both, just do it slowly and don't drive if you feel impaired at all. Till hope you are doing better, good to see you again.
I would not recommend cutting down on your subs, but if he/she is willing to give you xanax or other benzo's they help without needing other meds. However, it is so hard to get pain relief after taking subs, i had surgery recently, and they would not give me anything for the pain because of my meds, long story short mu subutex dr. explained my high tolerance and they had to. Soma are strong, and they do knock you out, maybe take less of those, or consider trying to get on subutex, there is nearly no blocker, and pain meds will help. In the long run, our tolerance is so high now, that demerol and dilodid barley helped. I hope this helps in some way, but cutting the subs, will make you go through more pain, when the withdrawals catch up, and it does. I will try to think of other ways to help you, i am not a dr, but i have had this issue for ever it seems. I hope you feel better, and don't make a quick decision that would put you in more pain. My thoughts and pain goes out to you, cat.
I have taken Suboxen since 2009 and it does not hurt to take Soma's with it. I take them too, as well as Suboxen. I don't take them (soma's) very often though. But I can tell you this, Suboxen does absolutely NOTHING for pain. Anyone that says it does is foolish. Like I said, I have taken them since 2009 and it does not help my pain at all. I take Alieve's and such. Hope this helps. Chris
What is Soma used for?
before you cut your sub down try taking half of a soma from what you just said it sounds like too much soma.
Hi, i can say droping your suboxun in half is definently a bad idea. The withdraws would toucher you. That would be a 50% drop and would only make you suffer from bad withdraws but would also cause half of your pain to come back as well. It's the Soma knocking you out so what you have to do is build up your tolerance to the Soma. You can do this by taking 2 Soma 1 hour before going to bed as your tolerance builds to Soma it will stop knocking you out with 2 taken. Then at that pointe drop back down to only taking 1 with your Suboxun and you'll be a happy camper.
Ps: I to also take Suboxun and Soma along with Neurontin for my spine issues. Take a day when nothing is going on but popcorn and movies. Kickback and take 2 350mg Soma. When you feel them getting close to putting you to sleep get up. Get up, go in the kitchen and make a snack to eat and something cold to drink. While you eat your snack and have your drink get something good on tv, to channel your attention. If it gets to difficult go outside and do something. After a few hours an you did not let yourself go to sleep the drowsiness will start wearing off then take another soma and get up and do something.
You will soon get to wear you take a 350 in the middle of the day or morning and be fine.
Taking these two medications together causes respiratory suppression. It can also cause coma and death. It's a very fine line, depending on your metabolism, body type, weight, etc. I wouldn't take then together unless your doctor is involved. Even at low doses you can end up in big trouble.
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