Valium vs. Soma
Hi everyone, I have a quick question about muscle relaxers. Monday I had an issue with my back. I sat down to go to the bathroom and couldn't get back up. I was literally frozen in place and every muscle in my back through my hips and but and down the front of my left leg cramped up. My middle to low back was on fire. I know my PM Dr. on a personal level so I called him on his cell phone a few hours later. He told me to either go to the ER or come see him first thing in the morning at his office where he would be doing some procedures and then seeing pt's in the afternoon. I held out through the night in COMPLETE AGONY. I got to his office and he did bilateral facet injections on L1, L2 & L3 (which is right above my fusion which is from L4 to S1). He also did some trigger point injections and then gave me a script for 10mgs of valium to be taken 3 times a day. I have been taking them and my muscles have calmed down tremendously but the intense burning is still in my middle to lower back. Well anyway, today I am feeling very light headed and having a hard time focusing on things and kinda a hard time walking a straight line. The 10 mile drive to work was NOT fun. So I called his office and they are changing me from the 10 mgs of valium 3 times a day to 350 mgs of Soma 3 times a day. I've never heard of Soma and was wondering how it was? Is that a large amount to be taken each day? Thanks for any input you might have.