I am currently on Soma 350mg 3x daily for my Fibromyalgia with mild relief if I am having a mild day that is. Has anyone out there with Fibromyalgia ever taken anything but narcotics for your Fibromyalgia and have it work more than 20%? I cannot deal with the pain much more my muscles in my legs and arms hurt sooooo much and it hurts to function. Does anyone know if Soma can be taken at higher or more frequent doses? Is there a better muscle pill? Help please I am suffering here and need some support. Most of you know I don't ask for support until it is really bad and it is so please if anyone has any suggestions for me whether it is certain meds or even certain exercises to help I welcome any suggestions. Thank you all, love marjorie zych
Soma for Fibromyalgia?
Question posted by marjorie zych on 10 Nov 2010
Last updated on 14 August 2022 by tinaluck
Zanaflex 4mg works good with Tylenol 4 for fibro pain
Lyrica is great and if you can take cymbalta both together are the best
I take 350mg of Soma 3xday, but I take 5mg Valium with it - it's all I've been able to find that works for me.
I have fibromyalgia and gave up on most of the prescribed medications. For day to day pain management I have been using cbd oil. You put it under your tongue and leave it there for about 1-2 minutes then swallow it. It doesn't taste the best so I get a mint flavored one (still tastes bad but better than side effects of medications.) when I swallow the rest I do it with a drink of tea or juice so it's not so bad. Cbd oil does not contain any thc so does not have any side effects. I still have my bad breakthrough days for which I was just prescribed soma. I hate taking medications and have been trying natural ways to control everything. Also, I started using essential oils. Unfortunately with fibromyalgia it is all trial and error. Good luck and I hope this helps.
I am on tramadol, flexeril,and lyrica my muscle still spasm any one give me advise. This is for fibroidmyalgia.
350 mg is the only dose available. I take it twice a day for my fibromyalgia. It really helps. Infact I think it helps more than narcotics do. You have to be very careful with this drug. It has a high abuse potential, and people have been known to overdose on it and die. Please be careful in taking this medication.
I get you on the Fibro, it causes sooo much pain & I truly dont feel that the drs think we could really have the pain we do with it. Its horrible like all our nerve endings have been set on fire. For me i did soma for years with percocet, neurontin. Now i do Lyrica, Lidocaine patches 12 hrs on/off, norcos 10/325, neurontin. & has really gotten my Fibro under a bit more of control☺. I stopped the Lyrica to see if it was making a difference & it was had to start it back up quickly. If your ins. Will cover Lyrica plz give it a try. And u can take it w/ur current meds. I believe depending on ur doc. I really feel PM drs downplay the pain & effects we have with it. Good Luck doesnt hurt to give a shot. Helpn me. Keep me posted plz if u try it. Take care!!
I have fibromyalgia, and degenerative disc disease and soma is a godsend! I've tried everything! It's truely the only thing that's worked. I've been taking them for almost 10 years, I take 1 ½ - 2 at a time, but with soma you have to be extremely careful taking extra because it can put you in a coma. I didn't start taking more than 1 at a time until I'd been on them for over 5 yrs. but they as with all meds don't really work because of tolerance, just be careful. I've had one Dr. Say I could take them 2x's in 6 hrs
Hi Marjorie, I was looking around for some answers on here and came across your question and thought I might be able to help. I've been suffering with what started as low back pain since 2006 and it has now developed over most of my body, so everything hurts, except for my arms. I had back surgery for a herniated disc (there was also a second herniated disc they did not correct) with no improvement in pain and in my opinion it actually got worse. My general practioner doctor did not run any tests to start ruling out other things, but she did say it's possible that I have fibromyalgia. I still have no firm answer on whether I have it or not, but what I take for my severe chronic pain is 100mcg Fentanyl patches (every 48-72 hours, pain relief for MUCH LONGER time), 4 x 350mg Soma per day, and 4 x ?mg Vicodin per day.
I can tell you one thing, with the Fentanyl patches, I don't have to take ANY pain pills on the first day when it starts working! They are very expensive however and I cannot afford them so I am stuck taking a lot of Soma and Vicodin. If you are not sure what Fentanyl is, it's a very strong opiate that's 80 times stronger than morphine, but it doesn't give you any "high" or bad side effects. Also, if you do want to look into the Fentanyl patches, I would suggest trying to obtain the Mylan brand because they work and stay on the skin the best and also no chances of accidental overdose like there can be with other brands of the patches. I hope this helps because I know how much pain you're in and I'm right there with you! Hope you're having a better day!
Have your dr try you on zanaflex 4 mg is, so much better then soma. Really you should ask your dr to try it . I would compare zanaflex to soma like applebees to mcdonalds they also make a 2. 4 . 6 mg but the 4mg pertty strong so if you do get it try only taking half of it at first. Hope I helped out let me know how it goes. Goodluck a godbless
Hi... I also have FM..and I've taken alot of meds to try to help with this. Soma, flexeril, deseryl, and many opiates. Unfortunately for me..the muscle relaxants made me way to sleepy and I have two small kids, so I could not continue with those..and they didn't seem to help anyways. The pain is just aweful. Even when someone hugs me..I often flinch away from them because being hugged really hurts. Alot of people do not understand this. The opiates did work..but short term. So I wound up taking way too much. My mom did try that lyrica..and she said it did help her. But..again I do take a med that I'm afraid to mix things with so I didn't try it. Have you tried lyrica yet?
I know that post was a while back and it sounds like Marjorie had good results by switching to Cymbalta. I just want to say that Soma is not a great drug for fibromyalgia- in fact it is a good muscle relaxer but only for short term use, for say a strained muscle or injury. The problem is that your tolerance builds and you have to keep upping the dose to get any effect, and it can be very addictive. When I was on it I was up to about 10 pills a day and it was not good- when I stopped taking it I think I had insomnia for about 2 months- it was awful- it was like something in my brain just prevented sleep from happening. I was so relieved to be able to sleep on my own again! Its a great muscle relaxant drug but you gotta watch out for it. Valium is the same way- I was on that for a while and it worked great but I had to take 'drug holidays' to keep it working for me so i wouldn't have to up the dose. And most doctors hate giving that because of its addiction potential.
The doctor that diagnosed me over 30 years ago, who also had fibromyalgia, was convinced that the combination of Flexeril and Valium were the only thing that would help! He eventually added a pain medication for me fo occassional use. In those days he would give me 8 refills on my medications! My how things have changed. I have esophogus problems and cannot take Flexeril so I take Soma, but I have a lot of people on here that have about convinced me to try Baclofen! Best of luck to you!
isnt that for sleeping if so it could be so you can sleep as fibro causes sleep problems i know, i take cymbalta 60mgs daily which is also for depression, i also take Flexeril 10mg 3 times a day when im having a very bad day, plus i also take tylenol for the pain when im trying to do things. did you know that fibro can affect alot of your body with headackes, sleep problems, depression, and of course wide spread body pain. ive had it for over 10yrs but didnt get dignosed till 2006 when i told my dr i have so much pain.. it was brought on by a car acceident i had in 1998. i hope this helps some, ask your dr about lyrica and all the side affects for it. god bless you, i know how you feel.
I have tried many different combo of meds,but what I take seems to alleviate,some of the pain. I have constant spasms inbetween my shoulder blades,with severe neck pain. Also,both of my knee's are becoming stiff and painful. I take 10mg hydrocodone/500mg. I cut these in half and try to take one a day,2,if I hurt really bad. At night,take 2,4mg tizanidine(muscle relaxer),50mg. of amitriptyline and 1,1mg.lorazepam. I used to take a 10mg.of xanax at bedtime,but new dr's told me,it has a long metobolic rate(which means it stays in your system a long time). They switched me to lorazepam,because it has a faster metobolic rate. They said,xanax can cause seizures and is not a great drug for insomnia. I slept better with the xanax,but am hoping the dr. will try valium at bed,as heard this really helps for muscle spasm. I appreciate being part of this group,and hopefully,someday,they will come up with a drug or cure,for this disabling disease. God bless and will pray for all that hurt. Love,Susan
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