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Will soma help me sleep

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Soma (carisoprodol) valium: No - absolutely not. Valium has a long half life so it stays in the system for long. Soma (carisoprodol) gets converted to Meprobamate that has the sa... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Not for sleep: Neither of these medications should be used for sleep.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
No: Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxer and not a pain medicine. It has some sedative property which may help with sleep in short term. It is typica... Read More
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management 35 years experience
Sleep: Soma (carisoprodol) is a central nervous system depressant. Many seem to overuse this drug, which can be very addicting. Talk to your doctor about alt... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The indication for : Carisoprodol is as a muscle relaxer that can be used for musculoskeletal injuries/ conditions. It does not have an indication for sleep but it can be... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hopefully...: Hopefully you should be able to; i don't know why you are having sleep disturbance in the first place; see your doctor to discuss the matter with him/... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Labs: See a Doctor to get a re-evaluation and labs. If you have become anemic you would not be getting enough blood to the legs. Up to date labs are helpful... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Talk to your PCP: There are other frequently prescribed muscle relaxants including Flexeril and skelaxin (metaxalone). I generally prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as it is... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Vivid dreams: Of the 4 meds you take, the interaction between the Soma (carisoprodol) & the melatonin is the most likely cause. They both increase sedation, so you ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. What you described is too c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Many options.: Melatonin is widely used. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((M... Read More

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