I am new to this forum and totally frustrated. I have had years of sciatica due to a disc pinching my nerve. After many treatments, ie, physical therapy, cortisone shots, epidurals, chiropractors, I finally had surgery (disectomy) to relieve the disc from pinching the nerve. Unfortunately, the surgery caused scar tissue which then caused even more pain. Went to a pain mngmt doc who prescribed meds and also did some kind of spinal shot in a hospital setting. After a while, the meds weren't doing anything for me (or maybe the doc wasn't). I found a new pain management doc who changed my meds which helped somewhat. I also started going to physical therapy in his office. The physical therapy does nothing to alleviate the pain, however, the meds do have some effect. I went to see the doc today to refill my meds and he told me that he was no longer accepting my insurance and that his fee would be $375 per month just to get the meds refilled. I explained that I couldn't afford this each month and he basically said, goodbye. I now have no meds and am afraid that I am going to experience withdrawal symptoms and the pain is going to increase. My meds were oxycontin 40mg two times a day and percocet 5-325 three times a day. I have been taking these meds for approx six months and am not looking forward to going cold turkey. I have read that there will be withdrawal symptoms and am scared. I guess I'm more scared of the pain I will be in once all the meds wear off as well. Has anybody gone through the same situation and was the doctor wrong about doing this, not giving me any kind of notice to find another doctor or at least filling new prescription temporarily so that I could search for another doctor? He had originally told me that eventually I could be weaned off these narcotics by low doses of methadone. I have been crying all day since leavig his office and need help. Thank you so much.