Indeed...My husband and I were discussing my "pain management" from the "chemistry" standpoint this weekend. I am feeling SO DEFEATED from the culmination of pain that IS NOT being managed. I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF OxyContin would work for me...without trying it. Common sense tells me that a steady serum level would be more beneficial for my constant pain. (My husband freaked out when my PM doctor even suggested the name of the med. He said "That's what Rush Limbaugh got addicted to", referring to all the media hype that Limbaugh, too, started with PM and ended up in rehab.)
It's TOUGH when you finally "surrender" to PM only to find that YOU CANNOT AFFORD the meds.
Not only am I in a different place (financially) than I was in 2005-06 when I tried PM....but also the COST of meds without prescription insurance will finish our financial ruin that began with the economic crash. IMO (totally personal observation) OUR inability to obtain quality medical care/prescriptions is a far more imminent threat than ISIS.
I know that I'm not the only one in this boat...I guess maybe a new thread would be appropriate. Thanks to ALL of you for your suggestions. It means MORE than you know.
Stage 4 Endometriosis
Radical Hysterectomy w/Ovaries removed in 1993-94
Debilitating Pelvic, Vaginal and Rectal Pain
IBS w/constipation, Diverticulosis
Herniated Cervical and Lumbar Discs w/Nerve Compression
Arthritis, Osteoarthritis (Severe Bone Loss), DDD, Sciatica
Severe Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
SHINGLES VIRUS IN MY EYE/FACE since 6/7/14...NO RELIEF IN SIGHT...literally=(