My pain management dr had me on Soma but the last time I went he was no longer with their clinic. The other drs in the clinic are no longer writing for Soma. What would be the next muscle relaxer than soma. I have disc herniated and bulging disc, DDS, I have tried therapy, tens. We (dr at pain clinic) has tried all sorts of meds and have found that soma works VERY well with the muscle spams. They have had me on 3 other muscle relaxer and I have bad allergic issues with all of them... help?
The only other one I've found to work is Zanaflex (Tizanadine), but is it so sedating that I can only take it when I'm able to go right to bed.
My rheumatologist will prescribe Soma for me, but I've started just ordering it online to avoid all the hassles. Have you thought about that?
If a pain management physician has left a clinic, your records remain. I am confused as to why the attending doctor refuses to continue on a medication that works for you. Have you denied other treatment options? Do you take your medication exactly as prescribed, never taking more or less than discussed to you? Unless there is a physical or emotional addiction to this particular medicine or unless surgery IR other known methods that are effective in healing a herniated disc, it seems unrealistic that any medication would just be stopped, as this is not safe. At any rate, discussing options with a licensed physician and your pharmacist is the place to search. I've also found that it is beneficial to ignore the side effects documents provided with your meds.
Reading the Sid effects portion prior to taking the medication can actually cause your subconscious to cause you to get "symptoms. " The best advice is to discuss all problems with your doctor and pharmacist to see what is best under your current and past medical experiences. To provide you with alternative medicine that works for one may not work for another. Always discuss with a doctor, ask what your options are and if you have other medical conditions, your Pharmacy professional is your best resource to ensure it will not interact with other current medicines or health conditions. Your pharmacist is more personal with you and has all of your history at their fingertips. Good luck.
What is next in line after soma? probably nothing... Soma turns into meprobamate... it seems to me most muscle relaxants work by reducing stress rather than a direct effect on skeletal muscles..I have been taking cyclobenzaprine for a year and a half..spaces me out helps me sleep used to take it 3 times a day
now once a day at night
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