I have found myself in a predicament, our insurance change, consequently we cannot see our family physician whom was carrying for my chronic pain. She had been carrying for my multiple autoimmune diseases for nearly 3 years. Even though my husband and I offered to self take her office manager said we cannot be seen in her office with the type of medical insurance we are directly covered under (I've had question found discrepancies in billing errors with the office manager therefore she and I do not see eye to eye on things and I think she plays a large part of why we were unable to make appointments even though we wanted to be self-pay. As we all know though we have to get through the gatekeeper to see the physician). When I informed her that her insurance was going to change she was more than happy to make referrals to a pain specialist and a new family physician, however, neither happened and I've been without my medication Percocet 5/325 since Wednesday morning and I am going through severe withdrawal.
What can I do manage to lessen the pain symptoms of withdrawal? I see a new family doctor on Tuesday morning, however, after speaking with the staff I was informed they do not prescribe narcotics. So I will be with a physician that will not care for my needs and without a pain specialist to take over my managed-care. Please any help.