1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.
    PLEASE HELP
    Dismiss Notice

Combinations - why do people take soma with their painkillers?

Discussion in 'Opiates & Opioids' started by hamsterdam, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. hamsterdam

    hamsterdam Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    120
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    395
    swim hears a LOT about this combo.. soma's just a muscle relaxer. If people are doing it to get high, what effects does the soma add to the opies?
     
  2. Friggs

    Friggs

    Age:
    33
    Reputation Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    its supposed to help potentiate codeine derived pain killers....

    Friggs added 0 Minutes and 17 Seconds later...

    be careful though.. overdose can happen easily.....

    Friggs added 442 Minutes and 20 Seconds later...

    apparently you only need a small amount of codeine taken with soma to really catch a nod (swim has no Heroin tolerance anymore.. those days of slamming a jab a day are way behind swim and swim hopes to never see those dark and dreary days again).. maybe one day swim will experiment with codeine and soma.. be careful though if tried.. mixing opiates.. even codeine with alcohol or anithistamines or the best.. soma.. is asking for trouble....
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  3. Cancer

    Cancer Newbie

    Reputation Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    I know this is an old post, but I didn't see any other recent ones about it and Swim has told me alot about this combo. Swim says that 700 mg of Soma, which is two pills, is a very nice high in itself and is unlike any other painkiller. Swim would prefer a Soma high to 10 Codeine highs, and Swim says that when you combine it with any Opiate, it makes it much more intense. It potentiates every opiate he has tried and it is a definite must for any recreational opiate use.
     
  4. Bajeda

    Bajeda Platinum Member & Advisor

    Reputation Points:
    4,895
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,408
    It intensifies the effects of most opiates. Well, all opiates actually, so far as my panda can tell. In particular, it makes you nod harder.
     
  5. Master_Khan

    Master_Khan Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    425
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    492
    Because Carisoprodol (Soma) is metabolized in the liver via the cytochrome P450 oxidase isozyme CYP2C19, it allows for a smaller dose of an opioid to have a given effect. It effectively compromises the body's ability to metabolize opioids, thus allowing them to circulate longer in the bloodstream. It is worth noting that this comes at a price: A considerable proportion of carisoprodol is metabolized to meprobamate, which is a known drug of abuse and dependence. Also In recreational drugs users, deaths have resulted from carelessly combining overdoses of hydrocodone and carisoprodol.
     
  6. johndoe04

    johndoe04

    Reputation Points:
    34
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    85
    SWIM has found that the best combo, for the reasons described above, is about 2 Somas and 2 10mg Vicodins or Hydros. SWIM does note that if SWIY has a higher tolerance to either, it may take a little more of either, however SWIM would definitely suggest to start out no higher than 2 and 2 or 2 Soma and 1 Vicodin, as at that dosage you are much less likely to experience any traverse side effects.

    SWIM will warn, however, that one should be cautious with Soma and when any Swimmer feels they need anything more than 5 (even 5 could be pushing it) to get high, that they risk ODing and falling into a Coma and even Death. SWIM's brother-in-law died this way many years ago. SWIM still remembers it. He had gotten to the point where he needed something like 20 350mg Somas to feel anything. One day, he popped the 20 he was still needing and fell into a Coma and died. He was about 19.

    SWIM also knew a girl, an itty bitty of a thing, that had FIVE Somas and started convulsing. SWIM actually had to take her to the hospital because her friends were too scared they'd get in trouble or that she'd get in trouble. The hospital had to pump her stomach with charcoal and said if she hadn't been brought in, she would have died.

    SWIM likes Soma, but never takes more than 3. The day SWIM needs more than 3 is the day SWIM quits Soma.

    Sorry for the rant, SWIM just has a very big love/hate relationship with the drug. :)

    -John
     
  7. thebige

    thebige

    Reputation Points:
    663
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    512
    Swim will layer on around three 350mg Soma's on to of up to 240mg of oxycontin to keep a strong buzz going throughout the day........not dick sizing here....just swims tolerence..........
    It's a skeletal muscle relaxer,swim believes that this is better than say........Flexeril that is a muscle relaxer also but is more likely to stop swims diaphragm from working and suppress breathing function to nil............
    Whatever gets your rocks off.............
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  8. Master_Khan

    Master_Khan Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    425
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    492
    Just for reference, Fred has never even taken a whole soma at once (not kidding). That is how scared/ much respect Fred has for those things. He will just cut one in half. 175 mg of Soma is more than enough to potentiate the hell out of a 10 mg Hydrocodone pill.
     
  9. returntozero

    returntozero Mercury Member

    Reputation Points:
    -77
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    101
    why does swim have so much respect and fear of soma
     
  10. Master_Khan

    Master_Khan Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    425
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    492
    Short answer: swim is not a junkie and is not looking to become one. Soma is a whole monster all its own, complete with addiction and dependance issues. Unless one is prescribed soma for a medical issue, it should be used sparingly if at all. It cannot be considered just another potentiator like tums or grapefruit juice.
     
  11. Vein_Banger

    Vein_Banger Silver Member

    Age:
    34
    Reputation Points:
    161
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    282
    Yep, swim agrees wholeheartedly, swim has a very high opiate tolerance, but one day a couple years back, he took 2 somas with only 20mg of oxy, next thing he knows he's waking u with his face down in his nachos at a Mexican Restaurant!!! lol So, yeah, be careful with those damn things! They dont call it a "soma-coma" for nothing!
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  12. Bart Fathtub

    Bart Fathtub

    Reputation Points:
    -30
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    NoNo. That wasn't swim.......... that was Fred. He's quite conservative.
     
  13. Benzocodone

    Benzocodone Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2015
    Messages:
    702
    Gender:
    Male
    Easy question,To get high of course! Soma is an excellent potentiator for opiates. Almost as good as benzos.
    Keep in mind though, combinations of CNS depressants are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
    You should never combine these drugs without a tolerance.


    My favorite opiate potentiators are,


    1. Benzos (Lorazepam, Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Diazepam)
    2. Soma (Carisoprodol)
    3. Antihistamines (Promethazine, Hydroxyzine)