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If you've used Soma, please help others by sharing your experience with side effects. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.


Be careful
Date: 2/21/2016
I am amazed reading some of this! You people saying you take 5 plus at a time, need to be careful this stuff killed my mom it slows your heart rate as it did hers and stopped her heart at the age of 38 take them as prescribed not one to be f around with!
Holly


Why won't they prescribe it?
Date: 5/24/2016
I had a skiing accident many years ago. ACL reconstruction. I had neck pain in the hospital but thought it was the pillow. As time went on and my knee healed, my back pain got progressively worse. After several Dr's, different medications and even epidural injections I found the only medication that gave me relief was Soma. I have taken it AS PRESCRIBED for about 15 years.

All of the sudden Kaiser doesn't want to prescribe it anymore! They weaned me off and gave me another medication, zanaflex, and now that I'm completely off Soma my back is on fire again! The same horrible pain I dealt with years ago. It gets to the point where it shoots into my left shoulder blade and I can barely lift it.

If Soma works for me and I don't abuse it then why won't they prescribe it? I'm very frustrated and feel like I will get to the point where I can't work. I'm a single mom and have to work and don't want to go down all the trial and error roads I have already gone through!
Julie

AskDocWeb: We strongly suspect that many doctors have stopped writing prescriptions for Soma because of the DEA is pressuring them to stop. Please read the PDF file from the DEA.

What you may not have heard is that on the streets Soma is a highly sought after medication, not because someone takes it by mouth, but because they snort and smoke it in a crushed up form. One of the drugs it becomes dangerous with is valium, another obviously highly effective medication, but also highly sought on the streets. But the two in combination can become deadly.


Soma death
Date: 6/5/2016
My beautiful and intelligent 21 year old daughter died 3 weeks before her college graduation (graduating with honors) because she was struggling with mental health issues and the doctors gave her not only Soma, but Ambien, ADD meds which is basically speed, Prozac, and Trazadone. She took 2 or 3 Ambien and about 11 Soma, mixed with alcohol, and died. Awful how doctors just give young adults, who are basically still not fully mature, deadly drugs like this. She had overdosed 4 times before this and I kept trying to reach out to the doctor to taper her down with the medicine but due to hippa, he would not talk to me. Even the hospitals wouldn't talk to me. Something needs to be done!!!
Kristen

AskDocWeb: Sorry to hear about your daughter Kristen. Unfortunately with the War On Drug we have in this country, treating people with medical problems as is they are criminals makes getting them the help they need very difficult.


Anxiety or panic?
Date: 6/11/2016
Can Soma make anxiety and more panic attacks? I'm on soma, ultram and trazadone....been trying to figure out what is making me panic more?
Dorothy

AskDocWeb: Neither panic nor anxiety are listed as possible side effects of Soma. However, feeling nervous or anxious is one of the common side effects of Ultram.

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