I don't remember seeing your name before, so welcome! I have Fibro, and we have private health insurance. Years ago it disqualified me, and I had to be on the "uninsurable health plan" (crappy) for awhile, then they threw me off that too so I was without for a couple of years. Then they changed the law so I could get it, but it is NOT cheap. Not sure about the pre-existing condition. (My husband is independently employed so he takes care of all that.)
I take Darvocet for my pain flares, have for about 20 years, and it almost always takes the edge off. I don't like the way it also takes away my enjoyment of things, but sometimes that can't be helped. Seems like every drug has its downside, and at least it doesn't make my heart race or my chest ache like some others. And I don't usually need it all that often, so it's not a problem for me. Does it work for you?
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.