Review Erowid at
Help us be a "Top Rated Nonprofit" for the 12th year in a row
and spread info about psychoactive drugs, health, culture, & policies.
("Share Your Story" link. Needs quick login creation but no verification of contact info)
The Day I Nearly Died
Carisoprodol & Clonazepam
by 3 Beer Effect
Citation:   3 Beer Effect. "The Day I Nearly Died: An Experience with Carisoprodol & Clonazepam (exp12467)". Oct 7, 2002.

1050 mg oral Pharms - Carisoprodol (pill / tablet)
  1.0 mg oral Pharms - Clonazepam (pill / tablet)
  2800 mg oral Pharms - Carisoprodol (pill / tablet)


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.

Exp Year: 2001ExpID: 12467
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Oct 7, 2002Views: 47,699
[ View as PDF (for printing) ] [ View as LaTeX (for geeks) ] [ Switch Colors ]
Pharms - Clonazepam (125), Pharms - Carisoprodol (186) : Hospital (36), Overdose (29), Health Problems (27)

COPYRIGHTS: All reports are copyright Erowid.
TERMS OF USE: By accessing this page, you agree not to download or analyze the report data without contacting Erowid Center and receiving written permission prior to your downloading the data.

Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.
Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid Center.

Experience Vaults Index Full List of Substances Search Submit Report User Settings About Main Psychoactive Vaults