My doctor switched saying they werent allowed to perscribe Soma anymore and I have severe neck, back, and shoulder pain. Will the Robaxin actually help the pain, because I am not on any type of pain medication.
What is the difference between Soma and Robaxin?
Question posted by jdh84 on 27 March 2013
Last updated on 21 July 2019 by Shadybug
I have progressive MS, Auto Immune Hepatitis, bone disease that makes my bones break every month, numerous herniated disc throughout my back & scoliosis which I need a rod and I need both hips replaced. I can't get the hardware for my back or hips. They've cut me back on my pain medicines and muscle relaxer. My body & stomach is very sensitive. I tried Robaxin and it hardly works but I've had reactions to the other muscle relaxers. It might work for you so try it, if it doesn't work for you're rejecting the med let your doctor know. It might help so good luck. The DEA is being pushed to stop all opioid meds. They're blanketing all people who takes meds because of people with addictions who OD. Again Good luck
Soma is metabolized into Meprobamate. Meprobamate used to be used a lot as a mild tranquilizer until it was realized how addictive it was. Many Drs are now reluctant to prescribe Soma because of this reason. There are other muscle relaxants that work well that dont carry the addictive properties of Soma. Kaismama hit on a big factor in that the medication is now a controlled drug and many Drs try to limit the amount of controlled drugs they prescribe in fear of DEA scrutiny. Robaxin is a good muscle relaxant too. It should do as well as Soma.
Robaxin is also a muscle relaxer and should work for you. He's stretching the truth. Soma is now a controlled drug, but there is no law that he cant prescribe it at all. Many docs are scared to death of the dea so they decide not to prescribe any controlled med.
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