I have Lupus,RA,Mixed Connective Tissue disease and tons more of Auto-immune diseases. I'm always in pain and have been taking Oxycontin, (chemo Rituxen, 2 rounds this winter with weekly injection of methotrexate didn't help at all). I'm looking for something other than Oxy(and the stigma that goes along with it) for my head to toe pain. I'd so appreciate any suggestions. Especially since I'm starting a new Rhemo. Dr. in a couple of days.
Soma is a muscle relaxer. Its also a drug drs don't like to prescribe because its now a controlled drug.
Probably not, and, if you go to the Dr requesting specifics, especially this one as it was recently reclassified. It's a red flag for pain Drs these days. Besides, all it will probably do is make you loopy, and they're also claiming now it is no longer considered a muscle relaxer, although it's all so out of control it's hard to believe anything anymore, except that pain patients, legit pain patients are in a world of hurt thanks to the abusers and the DEA's inability to crack down, so they intimidate Drs instead.
Sorry for the spech, the question hit a nerve (no pun intended).
It is possible soma can help with muscle pain and spasm. I have autoimmune disease and soma is one of the meds I take for it. However, if you want to find out if your dr will give you a script for it, do not ask for soma, just let your dr know you have severe muscle pain and spasms and let the dr decide which is best. It is true drs rarely prescribe it anymore as it can become habit forming rather quickly. I also want to mention if there are other meds that work good for you its best to stay away from soma. I have done many meds, also did cold turkey and tapered from many, and soma is one of the worse, it is more like a barbituate and is very difficult to stop taking it whether you stop it abruptly or taper, in my opinion its a bad drug. If you find a dr give them never take them no more that 2-3 weeks. I wish the best outcome for you and do hope you feel better soon.
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