I use Soma, not for depression, but to help relieve the muscles surrounding two ruptured disks.
Is there something I should know about this drug?
'Soma' was a cure-all sort of narcotic something or other given to the 'citizens' in Aldous Huxley's apocalyptic novel 'Brave New World'.
Here, from Wiki:
In the book, soma is a hallucinogen that takes users on enjoyable, hangover-free "holidays".
It was developed by the World State to provide these inner-directed personal experiences within a socially managed context of State-run 'religious' organizations; social clubs.
The hypnopaedically inculcated affinity for the State-produced drug, as a self-medicating comfort mechanism in the face of stress or discomfort,
thereby eliminates the need for religion or other personal allegiances outside or beyond the World State.
I ruptured one disk about 20 years ago. Pain worse than any sane person can imagine. I thought I was tough until this happened. Cried like a baby. God bless you having endured two.
in moderan times, its a simple muscle relaxant....I'm not even sure how good.....naprosyn works better for me with all my arthritic joints and herniated discs as Lortab etc...