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How much Soma ingested can cause an overdose while having stage 4 metastatic breast cancer?

How much Soma ingested can cause an overdose? I have stage IV, triple negative, metastatic Breast Cancer. I have been sick for 6 years and have a high tolerance of drugs. I weigh 128 lbs. I am in a lot of pain. Can I overdose if I take 6 a day? I also have COPD.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
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Hi

Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxer that blocks pain sensations between the nerves and the brain.
The recommended dose of carisoprodol tablets, USP is 250 mg to 350 mg three times a day and at bedtime. The recommended maximum duration of carisoprodol tablets, USP use is up to two or three weeks.

Its side effect are
Drowsiness
Incidence not known
Anxiety
deep or fast breathing with dizziness
dry mouth
face is warm or hot to touch
fainting feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
heartburn
irritability
nausea
nervousness
numbness of the feet, hands, and around the mouth
pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
redness to face
restlessness
sensation of spinning
shakiness and unsteady walk
sleeplessness

Its overdose can cause
Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)
blurred vision
change in consciousness
confusion as to time, place, or person
difficult or troubled breathing
false or unusual sense of well-being
hallucinations
headache
holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
inability to move the eyes
increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
loss of consciousness

Regards
Dr De
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