Substitute For Carisoprodol?

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Jackie Says:
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I've got crushed vertebrae at T6,7&8, ruptured discs there crushing my spinal cord by 50%, ruptured discs & nerve impingement at cervical, thoracic & lumbar spine levels. Plus i have scoliosis. DDD & DJD. It's all inoperable. I've had years of physical therapy, been through pain management programs, back school & to multiple pain management Drs. In addition to spinal injuries, I have torn rotator cuffs, severe osteoarthritis & bursitis in my hands, spine and knees, and it's working on my right hip now! I'm 63 and feel much older most days. I spent years on heavy duty opiates, anti-inflammatory drugs (ruined my stomach, I can't take them at all anymore), mega doses of neurontin, steroids...enough! I stopped all of those 8 years ago. Most days I am in some degree of pain in the 7 to 8 range, chronic. When it becomes intolerable, a 350 MG carisoprodol makes it better. Now my primary family Dr is refusing to prescribe them, gave me Flexeril last time. Did nothing. I took 2, still no relief. I saw your post about Canadian pharmacies being an online source. All I checked say they have no record of Carisoprodol or Soma. Has anyone found a GOOD substitute for carisoprodol? I'm desperate. Three top neurosurgeons in Seattle say they've never seen this degree of damage in an ambulatory person, I should be paralyzed, yet they refuse the muscle relaxers I only take (on average) one a day?! Thank Hollywood celebs who became abusers for the over the top restrictions on all these drugs. Ugh!!! Help. And, it's not a junk drug, it's a lifeline. Obviously any person who believes this has never walked in my shoes, or anyone else's whose is in severe, chronic pain!

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EDDY Says:

There really isn't any other substitute for Soma, almost like it was in a class of its own. Along came the drug abusers and now Soma is on the way out. Its unthinkable but was 30 years in the making. Lucky my regular M.D. will still prescribe them but he is very old. Hope you find the relief you need!

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Lena Says:

I have been on soma for chronic pain for over 30 years, the only thing that has helped my chronic neck pain. Now my pain clinic is cutting down, nothing else has helped me. I had tried at least 7 others drugs. What am I suppose to do??? They are the ones that put me on this and now taking it away and not helpful at all.

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VerFree Says:

Have you had an luck finding help, yet?

I have to agree with Eddy, there really is no substitute for Carisoprodol, unfortunately, it is the strongest muscle relaxant on the market. You might have better luck receiving it from a pain specialist, rather than your primary care doctor. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, and headache.

Lena, did they say why they are cutting your dosage?

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