I’ve been working out hard since yesterday and yesterday I did it with my trainer today I went by myself cause she wasn’t available , and every since this morning I could barley move cause of muscle pain in my legs, and also im so out of shape I figure this will go on for a while anyway. I think it will probably get more intense to cause im mostly doing it with a trainer but some on my own.
You need an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. This can be bought over the counter and you do not need a prescription. Exercise caution though if you suffer with asthma or upset stomachs a lot.
on: 20th February 11
shes always complaining everyday about her muscle pain in her arm and she constantly has a back ache.
For her back ache she should try this, it will loosen up the pinched muscles in her back which is where the pain is coming from:
Place your left hand on your left knee. Place your right hand over your left shoulder and with your fingertips find the muscle next to your spine. Press on it and hold. Relax, take a deep breath and exhale and don’t tense up any part of your body. After about 30 seconds there should be a release happening and when it does slowly lower yourself forward onto your right leg. If you can lean over the outside edge of your leg it will be better for your release. Continue holding for a total of one minute. Then release but rest your body there for one minute longer. Then reverse and do the right side.
For her arms, have her rest them one at a time on a table beside her in a bent position and you put pressure on two sides of the painful areas and squeeze the areas fairly tight and hold for 30 seconds. Then have her slowly straighten out her arm all the way. Then you release the pressure but have her now rest her arm on the table again but in that straightened position.
by: Douglas B
on: 4th January 10
I have a drug test coming up, and I took 350mg of carisoprodol (Soma) a few days ago. How long can Soma be detected in a gc/ms urine test?
Are they going to be testing specifically for it? If they have no reason to test for it, they won’t. GCMS is EXPENSIVE, so when that urine goes into that machine, they have a list of exactly what they are looking for. If it is a fairly standard “what’s in your pee” kind of tests, it will likely be for marijuana, cocaine, PCP, benzos, opiates, barbiturates, amphetamines and MDMA-class drugs. None of which carisoprodol is.
I think I saw another question where you asked about Trazadone or something like that as well. They would not test for that under almost any circumstance because it is an anti-depressant, and not considered a drug of abuse nor a controlled substance. While Somas are a drug of some low-scale abuse, they are pretty much under the radar. They are not even a controlled substance in every state.
So unless those testing you have a *specific reason* for looking for these drugs, they won’t test for them.
EDIT: Ohh yeah, and if for some reason they do have a reason to test for those drugs (maybe they know that those are your 2 drugs of choice or something), I would assume somas probably stay in your system for around 2 – 5 days, and Trazadone would be a bit longer, possibly 1 – 2 weeks. Of course these are just my estimates, since these are not typically drugs tested for so there is little to no literature available on the time ranges.
on: 22nd December 11
on: 18th July 09
It’s not a pulled muscle or circulation kind of pain. I’ve had those, I know what they feel like. I can’t explain it, it’s just different, but it does feel like muscle. On a bad day it starts at my hip and runs down the back and side of my thigh. On a good day it’s just the back of my thigh. Just on one side.
Sounds like Sciatica to me Mozzie. I got it with each pregnancy and it sucked major balls. If you go to a chiropractor it will help.
by: rosie babayyy
on: 13th April 09
I have pain in both thighs on top and sides (7 on scale of 1-10) and in upper arms (less than thighs). It has been roughly 48 hours and it has improved slightly. The pain does not seem to be affected by pressing on muscles (as in massaging) so it almost seems like it’s deeper than the muscle but maybe it’s just deeper in the muscle.
I went to urgent care yesterday and of course HMO only runs CBC and chem panel. Came back with only one number out of whack: 11.1 serum calcium. I feel weak and occasionally nauseous.
Any ideas? What could this be?
Please include sources unless you are a medical professional.
Thank you all.
This may sound real basic but drink lots of water it could be as simple as lack of fluids in the muscles, especially if you are in a hotter climate
by: Tammy T
on: 16th September 07
to my understanding its a non-narcotic muscle relaxer. am i wrong?
the main brand name its marketed under is soma
You’re right, it is a non-narcotic muscle relaxant. Cases of dependence, withdrawal, and abuse have been reported with prolonged use of Carisoprodol. Most cases of dependence, withdrawal, and abuse occurred in patients who have had a history of addiction or who used SOMA in combination with other drugs with abuse potential.
on: 26th December 08
I have severe pain in my bicep muscle on my right side. It looks a little larger than the left but there is no bruising. It hurts to move my arm up or down. I did take a hit to the bicep which seemed to have pulled my arm back. I thought I may have bruised the muscle but there is no bruising around the arm a day after. The muscle hurts to touch on or around the muscle. Could I have torn the muscle?
Did you hear or feel a “pop?
I’m a licensed P.T. …. From what you have described, it _sounds_ like you may have ruptured your biceps tendon. This is something that might likely require surgery to reattach (depending on age and if it is fully ruptured vs a bad strain). Either way, I agree the others, you need to consult your family physician, and then, if necessary, will get a referral to an orthopedic specialist.
on: 23rd October 08
Percocet is stronger for just about anyone. It has oxycodone, a strong narcotic together with acetaminophen. Carisoprodol is a type of muscle relaxer that is more like a mild tranquilizer.
on: 30th January 10
is this a muscle relaxer or is flexeril ?
I believe that it is the generic for Soma. It is a good muscle relaxer and better and safer than Flexeril. Both are muscles relaxers.
However, start with small dosages like half the presribed dosage and only take it when you have to have it for pain. And, only when it helps.
It’s apparently a highly addictive product and has become a street drug. I would call it more a pain killer though it’s called a muscle relaxer and have used it after surgery for pain.
Do not take any of this with alcohol or you could die, literally.
No one really knows exactly how these things work and they are depressants, as is alcohol.
I used to find that Soma was the only thing that helped really bad pain. Now I do better with stretches and staying off computer. Soma had quit helping,anyway.
You might want to try aspirin first as long as you aren’t allergic. It’s an effective old product which comes from oak trees. Also avoid alcohol with aspirin (as it can cause bleeding in your stomach) and take it with food.
on: 5th August 06