Citation: 3 Beer Effect. "The Day I Nearly Died: An Experience with Carisoprodol & Clonazepam (exp12467)". Erowid.org. Oct 7, 2002. erowid.org/exp/12467
Although Soma (Carisoprodal) is unscheduled, it can be a dangerous drug, especially when combined with alcohol. I was prescribed Soma for cramping of lower back muscles & insomnia at night. One morning when I was alone in the house I took three 350 mg Somas & 1 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) so I could get a nice, long restful sleep. Soon after I blacked out & somehow ended up taking 8 more 350 mg Soma tablets. My brother came home around 5 hours later & found me in my underwear, passed out on the hard tile floor of the kitchen, flat on my back. He thought I was dead but managed bring me to consciousness. I was extremely incoherent, speaking gibberish, and passing in and out of consciousness.
Before my brother could pick me up to carry me to the hospital I had a seizure (I have never before had a seizure in my life). In the emergency room at the hospital I had two more seizures & then they stuck a tube down my throat where charcoal was administered. Memory blackout lasted from 9 am the day of the overdose to the afternoon of the next day. The 1st thing I remember is waking up in intensive care with a large tube in my urethra. I was also sh*ting black charcoal for 3 days. Finally, I was required to complete an intensive drug abuse/severe depression program at a mental hospital which lasted 8 hours a day for 4 weeks (a real drag) because they thought I had tried to commit suicide even though I was really just trying to get a nice restful sleep & blacked out. Luckily I didn't combine the Soma with alcohol because that most likely would have resulted in respiratory depression & death.
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