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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 1/6/2012 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, my Dr (GP) upped my dose of ms contin from 45mg 2x day to 60mg 2x day and pain still not under control. He said he wanted to UP it because he didn't wanna try to convert to a different med... That sounds a bit lazy to me, but just my opinion.... I didn't want it upped anyways... Oh well....

He also stated I need to start figuring out a PM or see if my spine specialist will start seeing me again... Even if I go to my spine spe, he will eventually want me to go to a PM.
My prob is, No Insurance..... Still waiting on state medical and disability claim...
Just feel like I'm stuck in a rut...
Donna
Tethered Spinal Cord~1.5x1.2 cm spinal cord cyst at L5/S1  (Lumbar Laminectemy completed 9/10/09)~Scolosis~Migrains~Leg Deformity~Foot Deformity~Knee, Hip, Back, Neck Pain~Severe Depression~Insomenia~DDD~Artheritis (Spine)~Spinal Bone Spurs~NEW: Herniated Disc T5/T6 
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/6/2012 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Donna, did you by chance ask hem if he will support you until the state medical kicks in? I'm guessing the MS Contin…because of cost? …one other option as far as cost might me methadone…but it would be a last resort for me. They say it is quite effective though for many patients.

I just hate that you have no insurance….a rough place to be in for sure. shakehead

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sos007
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   Posted 1/6/2012 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Donna...so sorry you are feeling like you are in a rut, I hate when I feel that way too. I also hate to hear you have no insurance, that is a tough spot to be in for sure. I don't live in the States so I am not sure how insurance works down there...are there anyway you can be subsidized? I f you feel like you need to talk feel free to e-mail me.


Take care, Amy
Chronic Pain(nerve), fibro, mild depression and a few others

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   Posted 1/6/2012 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Donna

So sorry to hear that you are miserable and have no insurance. Did you apply for disability and supply medical records for ss disability to review them and what was the result? If you tried at first applying yourself and got denied then it is time to hire a lawyer for the second attempt to get you on disability.

It took 6 months for me to get approved for disability.

Please keep us updated on yourself because all of us do care what happens to you.

Soft Hugs
Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 1/7/2012 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I have applied for disability and waiting to hear.... I have also applied for state medical and still waiting to hear on that too.

IF he was to offer methadone, I would prob say no, I'm scared of it... Otherwise I have no idea what options there are.... I did sign up with RXdrugcard.com and they have good prices, but still some are very expensive...

I need to call Dr and update him with how I'm doing... I will do that Monday... Guess just go from there...
Donna
Tethered Spinal Cord~1.5x1.2 cm spinal cord cyst at L5/S1  (Lumbar Laminectemy completed 9/10/09)~Scolosis~Migrains~Leg Deformity~Foot Deformity~Knee, Hip, Back, Neck Pain~Severe Depression~Insomenia~DDD~Artheritis (Spine)~Spinal Bone Spurs~NEW: Herniated Disc T5/T6 
"I'm not going to vacuum 'till Sears makes one
you can ride on"
~Roseane Barr~
 

Ssinss
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   Posted 1/7/2012 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
You should be afraid of Methadone. I took it for years, its a slow downhill ride. You swell, you feel completely sick all the time. No energy and getting off........ i stopped mscontin 60 twice a day without a bat of an eyelash. I am on almost 2 weeks off methadone. It will take months to feel right again. There are far better options. A bit of trivia, The US bought the rights and "recipe" for methadone from the germans during WWII for 1$ In the beginning it seems great, but the longer you take it the worse it gets. By the time I was done I thought my chronic illness had turned into a bed ridden never ending aching flu. I lost 15 lbs of water weight the first week. It created pain in my legs that was almost more challanging then my chronic pain. If you have to, be ever so careful. Good luck.
Has anyone heard of or experienced the new 7 day patch?
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Most manufacturers of medications offer free or lowered payment programs for people that can not afford them. I was on the fentynal patch for a year and a half and they covered full costs. Often the clinics will know of places that can help. Your local Sal Vation army or St Vincents, Red Cross etc might be able to help for the first few times until you can track down and fill out the paper work for your meds. It is surprisingly easy. Good luck. OH! have you checked to see if any PM's work with a sliding fee. Some PM's that work out of hospitals can do that.
Prayers to you,
Theresa

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