I just had a visit with my PM, who is doing my injections (he is not responsible for any of my medications), and he said I should get off all muscle relaxers and only use magnesium/calcium three times a day to manage muscle spasms and tightness. On top of this he was very much against Soma, which I am taking due to its addictive properties. It seems like just about every med I take cant be quit cold turkey, or there would be some sort of withdraws anyhow and I have never craved a soma and really dont like taking them unless I need one because they make me very sleepy.
I am going to try the magnesium/calcium to see if this does in deed help and I will let you know how it works, but I have no desire to quit taking soma, because it is one of the meds that actually helps treat my pain and spasms. If his method works I wont need soma and will have no need to take it.
My question is, what do you think about this stance against all muscle relaxers?