Soma is the one medication that actually helps with pain and spasms better than my pain pills Norco. My insurance won't cover it and their suggested medications have extremely scary side effects
I was buying them my self bit in 2 months they went from 35$ to $93
So I had to switch to Valium for !muscle relief.
But some many things like basic house work ,showers daily activities they don't work
Asked doctor after price checking pharmacies and he said they've been taken off market
Is this true. Or is he just… read more
Oh, I despise Somas. They made me feel drunk. Can't take flexeril it makes me sick to my stomach. The tried Baclofen, now Tizandine which isn't working either. I am on Klonepin for anxiety not for muscle. Trying to find a muscle relaxer that actually works on me and doesn't make me feel drunk or worse has been a chore.
Magnesium is a great help. Read Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia by Dr. Rodger Murphree. Lots of helpful drug and vitamin suggestions!
i am a pharmacy technician of 40 years. I stopped working in Sept 2015 and when I stopped valium was still on the market and somas were reclassed to a controlled substance. I am not sure where you live and these changes are in the usa. I used to use robaxin for a long time. It did help but my md didnt think it was what i should take any longer and put me on flexeril at bedtime. Even with flexeril, benadryl and 1200mg of gabapentin I still dont sleep like i should . I wake up tired every morning.
My doc. told me they no longer make generic brand . So they only make the name brand at double the price. I don't get it my lidocaine patches cost 300 a mo. But if there is a med that. would really the pain 100 is to much. I have tramadol and cyclobenzaprine and no relief.. I wonder what I can do to live a week out of bed. Like most it started with a very stressful time I cant get anyone to listen. I was diagnosed at rochester mayo One of the best places to go in the world. I have been accused of asking for narcotics witch in my chart I have a bad reaction from them. My sister was the person with me and ask the doc. in the ER about my options all he reported was she ask if I could have dilaudid. She had ask for several different kinds of pain meds. but he just put dilaudid in notes.. The next monday I was worked in to see my PC doctor and he accused me of drug seeking. I was in so much pain I when he accused me, I went off called him every name in the book and left. I called the administrative services and put in a complaint. He then wrote to the administrator and I received a letter stating I would not be welcome there. Now mind you this is a mayo facility. I was the CNA for the administrators father in our nursing home and also went to school with the administrator.So I went to a small clinic a branch of marshfield the doc there put me on tramadol and I ask for savella the pain Doc said I had too see a phyc. I got to the Phyc talked to the nurse for 15 min. Thhhhhe Shrink came in I ask her about savella she told mt my pain doc had to put me on that It is not an antidepressant I told her yes it is in every country but US. she told me she couldn't help me. I ask who would deal with my anxiety meds she called my primary and told her I was Doctor shopping. well Thank the good lord that my old clinic would take my insurance and I started over from there.My Doc. who has known me for 20 yrs has tried me on everything he can think of but no barb. or narc..I just don't know what to do.sorry for the rant but I think we are all in the same boat we have a invisible disease and we don't count.