What a great group of people you are. Thanks for all of the suggestions. First, 3Mach..you mentioned you started taking Lyrica. I just went off it cold turkey 2 months ago. I didn't have any problems when I went off it..until now. I started having random dizzy spells, actually, it's like a wave of dizziness from the left side of my head to the right. It was so bad once that I actually threw up. Be careful, you shouldn't do as I did, if you're going off of it. My doc prescribed it for nerve pain, but, I'm on 3600 mg Neurontin and that's fogged me up enough, the Lyrica was enhancing my fuzziness and really damaging my short term memory. Just be careful. For an update...my doc wrote a letter of medical necessity to my ins. co. and haven't heard back yet. I'm paying for 15 days of Oxy (ouch!) for now. This won't be a long term solution, it's just until we see which way the decision will go. He was quite upset that someone sitting on a panel at the insurance co would make a decision for me, without ever examining me or knowing my circumstances. I noticed, when I was there, that he advertises Suboxone. Yes, you're all right...it's specifically for drug addiction. I think it's horrible that we all end up being the victims in the end. None of us asked to be injured or in pain...none of us wrote out the prescription for these drugs. All we are guilty of is following doc's orders, taking everything as prescribed and in the end...we end up with the label when things go south with the insurance. I've read so many forums where people can't believe our doc's didn't warn us when they prescribed some of these narcotics. Well, I can attest that they don't. When I was given this, it was pitched as a better medication than Vicoden with better pain coverage. Never was anything mentioned that it can ruin your life. Or your body and mind! I think something has to change and the doc's need to take some responsibility in these situations. No one should have to worry about being labeled a drug abuser for needing Suboxone to help in getting off a narcotic. But it happens all the time. Someone mentioned that the withdrawal isn't as bad as alcohol, etc...I can attest that I almost died from sudden withdrawal of the drug on day #9. If I hadn't gone to the ER, I wouldn't be writing on this forum. Thanks again, for all the advice..if anyone has any suggestions, please keep them coming!