ten years. Was told by pain doc and rheumatologist that it's an old drug introduced in the 1950s and is considered very mild. I changed pain doctor and he said absolutely no more metho for me. All he would say is that he thinks it's a bad drug and that 6 per day was way too much. So put me on baclofen, 3 per day. It's OK but I miss the methocarbamol. It works quickly and lasts until the next dose. Anyone have this experience or know if suddenly it is considered a drug to avoid? Interestingly, my new insurance will not pay for it. Thanks a lot. Hank