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How do I wean myself off of 1 Soma (carisoprodol) a night?
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
Soma (carisoprodol) is habit forming and leading to addiction if being used to sleep you may try medications like gabapentin, trazodone, and alternatively melatonin which can be of help.

In brief: TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
Soma (carisoprodol) is habit forming and leading to addiction if being used to sleep you may try medications like gabapentin, trazodone, and alternatively melatonin which can be of help.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Sleep hygiene
One carispodol 350 is capitulating, not addicting.
If you stop you will deal with the insomnia you had that led to taking it So gradually stop by one fourth per week Don,t substitute trazodone other Lyrica (pregabalin) or drugs like valium, you,'ll just have to taper these too to get off. Melatonin and good sleep hygiene are best. Don,t eat, watch tv, have bright lights or noises in and around bedtime. Sleep

In brief: Sleep hygiene
One carispodol 350 is capitulating, not addicting.
If you stop you will deal with the insomnia you had that led to taking it So gradually stop by one fourth per week Don,t substitute trazodone other Lyrica (pregabalin) or drugs like valium, you,'ll just have to taper these too to get off. Melatonin and good sleep hygiene are best. Don,t eat, watch tv, have bright lights or noises in and around bedtime. Sleep
Dr. William Lages
Dr. William Lages
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Shouldnt need to
If you are taking a usual dose of soma, one pill per night will generally not cause any major withdrawal.
There may be some "rebound insomnia, " for which you can just "tough it out" or use something like chamomile tea, otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and avoid caffeine and stimulation before bedtime for a few days to a week. Soma is really quite a dangerous and abusable drug, and you are best without it. Good luck.

In brief: Shouldnt need to
If you are taking a usual dose of soma, one pill per night will generally not cause any major withdrawal.
There may be some "rebound insomnia, " for which you can just "tough it out" or use something like chamomile tea, otc benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and avoid caffeine and stimulation before bedtime for a few days to a week. Soma is really quite a dangerous and abusable drug, and you are best without it. Good luck.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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