The authorization issue is probably insurance. If it had been authorized in the past, one would think it shouldn't be a problem, but that never stopped an insurance company before! I'd suggest either calling your insurance company and ask why they didn't authorize the oxy and what they need from your doc now. Then you'll likely need to call your doctor's office to have them run through whatever hoops the insurance company has - but it shouldn't be more than a phone call from them if it's been authorized in the past.
Each insurance company makes its own rules, basically, (along with laws, of course) and they can decide how many of what they'll approve. This isn't my area of expertise, but I'm kind of surprised they've authorized oxy and perc together in the past, but that may depend on dosing, etc. The perc you'll probably have to wait to fill until you've used up the newest refill, but with your doc's prescript
ion you should be able to get the remainder once you run out. The insurance companies do call the shots, I agree. And the legal authorities, of course. Your insurance ought to be able to tell you exactly what you need to do to get your meds. Try and see what they tell you.
Yea, it does make you want to pull your hair out, but as chronic pain patients I think it's something we have to accept will always be part of our lives. Maybe it will improve, but it probably won't ever be simple. good luck!
p.s. love your goal!!
pps. a thought: could anything be related to your doc's sudden disappearance? Legal authorities watch PM docs like hawks these days.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 3/31/2008 8:02:22 PM (GMT-6)