I have been on Soma for 3 years and when I just got on a Medicare insurance, they will not pay for Soma. They want me to take Baclofen, the generic for Lioresal which does not help me as much and has side effects that I do not like--headache and possiblity of an ovarian tumor.
The insurance industry is fickle and hard to understand. How they "classify" drugs has a lot to do with what they do and do not cover. Soma is obviously not considered relevant enough for them to cover. I agree with you, it works so much better than the others. Hope this helps.
The insurances are starting to refuse to pay for any controlled medication. The DEA just put Soma on the list. Why they would recommend a specific medication is beyond me. Alot of people swear by Baclofen. I've never taken it. If you have side effects from it they can't make you take it and a note from your dr to say you don't tolerate Baclofen should be enough. He should be able to order you a different muscle relaxer.
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