I have severe DDD with 87% deterioration in C-1, 75% in C-2, and progressing down through C-7. I also have problems in my middle back, as well as in my arms and legs. And with this, of course, I have varying levels of constant pain.
I have recently had to change insurance companies. Previously, aside from other medications, I was taking Metaxalone 800mg, 2-3 times a day, as needed. My new insurance company does not cover Metaxalone; it only covers cyclobenzaprine, carisoprodol, and methocarbamol.
I also had to change doctors and the one I have now (at least until I can find another one) says that I need to tell him which muscle relaxer I want to take and he will provide a prescription for it. (My pain meds and others are covered by the new insurance.) This doctor says he's involved with 20+ insurance plans and can't keep track of what each of them covers. My previous doctor, who, unfortunately, doesn't handle my new insurance, would just check with the insurance co. or through the computer system. This new doctor does neither, claiming it's the patients responsibility to figure out which one is covered and the one they want.
Does anyone have any experience with cyclobenzaprine, carisoprodol, or methocarbamol? If so, what was it like? Do you prefer one? Etc.?