Went to my PM on Monday and he informed me that he is no longer allowed to write Soma because it's "bad for you" (what pills aren't anymore right?). Wondering if anyone else has run into this recently? He says it's a new thing (last month he wrote it for me as he has for years) and that apparently the Soma breaks down into either meprobromate/meprobromide when in your system and "does nasty things to the body". I've been Googling looking for it but so far not seeing much, aside from some people saying their Doc's weren't allowed to write it anymore back in 2010 & 2011, but not seeing anything more recent than that anywhere nor anything about the reason my Doc gave me. I didn't ask why "they" are that told him he can no longer write it, but I think it's pretty obvious that it's, yet again, Govt interfering in the adequate pain treatment of chronic pain patients (especially here in FL).
Anyway, I won't get off on that tangent...I just wondered if anyone else has run into or heard of this. Also-he switched me to Robaxin and I might as well be swallowing M&M's because the spasms are worse than I can remember them being since immediately following my back to back (3 days apart) surgeries 2 yrs ago. I have tried Skelaxin, Flexeril & Zanaflex (also like M&M's) in the past which is what led up to me being given Soma to begin with and am wondering if anyone takes something besides any of these that helps with their spasms? My spasms are incessant...24hrs/day, every single day so not just the occasional knot in my back/butt, so I definitely need something that actually works that I can take on a daily basis. Any input would be greatly appreciated! :-)