was right, Soma does metabolize to a barbituate-like drug
called meprobamate. SWIM thinks they do feel similar to barbituates- weaker than pentobarbital, but stronger than butalbital. To quantitate it, 4 Soma makes it difficult for SWIM to walk and talk. 5-6 really puts him out, with possible amnesia. Past 6 is pointless, you'll pass out. You can also overdose on Soma easily, resulting in convulsions and the like. It definately has many similar effects to barbs, but not entirely. It has a much different relaxation (more like a benzo
relax) and a slightly narcotic euphoria
- but overall its very similar.