My pain dr does not prescribe Soma at all but is willing to prescribe Zanaflex 2mg. What mg of zanaflex should I be on to equal the same strength of Soma 350?
2mg isn't going to do it. I started on 2 but needed it to go to 4 mg.
In my opinion, your doctor does not want to prescribe Soma because it is very highly addictive. It works very well as a muscle relaxer. However it is very highly addictive. I can't stress this enough. I have seen how highly addictive this is first hand by my patient's accounts. I also saw how fast it can be addicting per my husband. He was a law enforcement officer who was stabbed on duty trying to apprehend an armed robber. While his injury was life threatening, he survived. He was on the Soma for a longer period of time because of his injuries. He did not have an addictive personality. But I saw first hand how hard it was. It was when Soma first came out & not enough was known about it being so addicting. I would stay with the Zanaflex. If the 2 mg. is not working then go up slowly per your doctors guidance. I am a health care provider but I am not a Dr. If you go to Drug.com, you can learn more important info on Soma. It is normally used for 2-3 weeks for an injury. I hope you get what you are seeking. Take care. Good luck to you.
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