If so could you share with me what meds and devices, surgeries, etc you have had that were paid for. I just found out that Lyrica is on the Medicare formulary but I have been denied it twice. I also had to pay for a script that is listed on the formulary.
I'm not sure i want to take Lyrica as I have read some nasty things about it but If I am entitled to have it i should at least be allowed to try it. The docs at the pain clinic have never gone out of their way to try to see that I get it so I figured It was not allowed. I was prescribed Topamax and they would not cover that either. The medicare book is so confusing. The doc prescribes a drug and Medicare says no...you can't have that until you take other stuff first. Sometimes the drugs they try to give you are nowhere near what is being prescribed.
As far as pain pumps or anything like that I'm sure they don't cover it but there has to be SOMETHING I can have. they paid for a TENS unit but it doesn't help at all.
UGH! I just want to be able to function. This pain is driving me insane and its really messing with my mind and my life!!!!