I am fortunate in that I now have a great man in my life who has stood by me for quite some time during my time of pain.
Since I have recently been seeing a pain doctor and have been receiving the proper treatment for my nerve damage (Lyrica and injections), my boyfriend is now pressuring me to eliminate the Lyrica (because it is so expensive) and suggests that I only go with the injections to see if they might work on their own. In his words, if the injections themselves work on their own, why would I need to continue with Lyrica?
Because I have been in such nightmarish pain for the last six years and it is only recently that I have obtained some relief, I told him that I didn't want to rush things...I wanted to let my doctor decide when and if I should come off the medication and test to see whether the injections themselves would work on their own.
In Canada, the injections are covered by our national health plan, but the meds are not.
I guess I'm now becoming a bit confused about my boyfriend's motives. So what if Lyrica costs me $130 per month? Aren't I worth it?
I feel rushed and pressured to find the cheapest and quickest of pain management, but it has been six long years of intense, unrelenting pain and I am just happy to have what I have right now.
How would you deal with a partner like this?