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Soma Detox and Withdrawal

“Without the help of medical professionals at the detox center, Soma withdrawal symptoms may be quite serious.”
Soma is a muscle relaxant that is prescribed to patients with muscle injuries or extreme joint and bone conditions. While it is often beneficial for pain management, Soma can also cause dependency. When that happens, patients may need a Soma detox center to assist them in cleansing the drug from their systems. Without the help of medical professionals at the detox center, Soma withdrawal symptoms may be quite serious. These symptoms include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chills
  • Tremors

If these symptoms get severe, they can lead to seizures. If you are, or anyone you know is, dealing with an addiction to Soma, call us today at to discuss addiction treatment options and find a Soma detox center that works for you.

Did You Know?

Soma side effects, such as dizziness and drowsiness, are intensified by the use of alcohol. Discuss your drinking habits with your doctor before you start taking Soma.

Once patients check into Soma withdrawal treatment facilities, doctors reduce their Soma dosage gradually until their bodies are cleansed of any traces of the drug. By detoxing gradually like this, the patient’s risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms lessens. If patients still experience withdrawal symptoms, doctors may administer milder medications to relieve the symptoms and allow them to have a comfortable recovery. Doctors and nurses monitor the patients during detox so they can administer the proper treatments in case complications, such as seizures, occur.

If patients became dependent on Soma because of a physical condition or illness, doctors come up with an alternative treatment plan for the situation. This treatment plan may include medications other than Soma, physical therapy, and additional medical procedures. This process helps patients manage their pain without the risk of relapsing.

Soma detox centers also provide patients with counseling. Counselors work with patients to help them get through any psychological and emotional withdrawal symptoms that may occur. They also help patients learn how to overcome addictive tendencies and how to deal with their cravings for Soma.

Did You Know?

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, Soma can interact negatively with several other drugs, including anticoagulants. Make sure your doctor knows about all of the medications you’re taking before he or she prescribes Soma for you.

In Soma detox programs and rehab centers, patients may learn natural techniques to help relax their minds and bodies. These relaxation techniques may include yoga, deep breathing, massage therapy, or meditation. Patients may participate in these activities with other patients to form bonds of friendship and support. Patients’ other friends and family may be welcome to come to the rehab facility to participate in group counseling with their loved ones. Friends and family can come to the Soma rehab center not only to show their support for their loved ones being treated there but also to learn more about Soma dependency, symptoms and treatment.

Once patients leave the detox center, they still need to check into a rehab facility. Detoxification and rehab facilities differ in that detox centers focus on cleansing the patient’s body of all traces of the drug while rehab facilities focus on changing addictive behaviors. If these addictive behaviors are not treated, patients may relapse and start taking Soma again. Rehab centers focus on maintaining a healthy mind and body through counseling and teaching. These centers are an important adjunct to detox centers.

If a patient decides not to go through rehab after leaving the Soma detox center, he or she may still require outpatient care to overcome their dependency. This may include regular meetings with the doctor and counseling sessions. Patients may even join an addiction recovery 12-step program, such as Narcotics Anonymous. Above all, recovering patients need the help and support of family and friends.

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