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
What won't your insurance pay for? Your new dr doesn't know about methocarbamol. The dose is 2 tabs four times a day. Its not a bad drug. Lots of good things came out in the 50s lol. If it works for you and baclofen doesn't tell him.
I know this is a couple years later but my doctor gives me Methocarbamol and it works pretty good. I would change pain management doctors if you're not getting what you need. There is a state of emergency in Florida now and they took away my pain pills and gave me Methocarbamol and its place. Pain is a terrible thing to have to live with every day . I hope you worked out your situation.
I fell and had a very traumatic ankle break 2 months ago. I was given methocarbamol during my 5 day hospital stay. The surgeon continues to have me on it now and my endo (also T1D) and GP agree I should continue. I am dosed 1 every 8 hours but am taking about 4 a day because my break is not healing. Anyway I believe it is an excellent drug for muscle spasms and pain. I would give it a shot at telling your dr it works for you. I am thankful that my team of drs take my input because it’s my body and I know what works for it. Pretty sure I wouldn’t have a dr who would feel otherwise. As far as your insurance goes, many times if your dr will submit a request that this medicine is necessary for you and you’ve tried the other options they may agree to cover it. If that doesn’t work find the maker and see if they have a program to help. Hope things work for you
- Methocarbamol Information for Consumers
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