Good that you found a solution!
It seems that the "recent guidelines" are being taken WAY out of context by the insurance companies, lots of people are falling into the opioid/benzo trap. Sadly, most are unable to find a solution or work-around.
Hang in there, gentle hugs to you & "St Hubby".
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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