Soma is quite widely used as a recreational prescription drug, and can induce some euphoria and very deep sleep.
I was using Soma for about a week at reasonably high doses (8 350mg tablets taken at once on an empty stomach). This allowed me to go to sleep comfortably whenever I wanted. I had no sides from it.
On saturday I went out drinking, got extremely drunk and passed out after throwing up. This allowed me to sleep without the use of Soma. I was slightly hung over the next day, but the next night was hell.
Craving Soma, unable to sleep, feeling numb, nausea, stomach cramps, slight visual hallucinations, complete feeling of hopelessness, shaking, twitching, and inability to walk properly.
Last night wasn’t as bad, just involved feeling pretty blank and being unable to sleep for hours.
I’m just thankful I wasn’t taking it for longer, because normally for dependence people have to be taken into detox clinics to avoid a high level of relapse, and seizures and extreme headaches.
If your doctor prescribes this to you, or you are offered some recreationally then be really really careful.