I'm in serious need to find something similar to soma, after 2 neck surgeries, and as my dr put it after first surgery he fused 4 ? Repaired 2 discs n said my nerves looked like a truck run over them. Well I'm not going to bore any with the rest of my issues, but I need surgery again and for whatever reason my Ins co, now doesn't want to pay for them, I take several other opiods, I've tried their tier meds in the past no help! So does anyone know if there's something similar to soma that I may suggest to my dr? I've been talking them for @5 yrs and had the same issue with a previous Ins co. Due to my pain I can't drive more than @10 miles round trip, then I run 4 the bed put my legs up n proceed in a scream fest. I hate I have 2 ask nabor 4 a ride . I live in wv n can't find a neurosurgeon closer than a@ a 3-5hr ride , my pain management dr is in a different state -@ 75 mlIles my medicaid won't pay , so I live on the meds , they basically just make my life barely livable . Now they want to take 1 of 5 away, ok I've rambled enuff, just what I said I didn't want 2 do. Any ideas, suggestions?? ? ?
Hi, Tramadol are certainly worth a try. This is the medication i was prescribed for my back injury (admittedly no where near as bad as it sounds yours is) some years ago. It was very successful. I know a lot of people who take Tramadol for this reason. I always feel the need to mention that is 'can' cause dependency issues in 'some' people... It is a synthetic opiate. Ask your doctor about it?
Tramadol is sure worth a try. But with all the other things you have been on Vikki; Tramadol scares me due to its SSRI EFFECT on lots of people and trying to get off of it. Robaxin is a good muscle relaxant or Flexeril and both come in generic form without the additive problems or just hard to get off of I MYSELF would try that or those prior to going to Tramadol but we have had so many people having tons of problems trying to stop that one Ask your doctor and see what he or she thinks about it. Chuck1957
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