I have herniated discs and DDC w/ nerve damage from a bad surgery. I've been a pain mgt patient for 12 years and managed to stay active and working until a surgery on both feet a few years ago that went very, very badly.
I'm on medicaid w/ a drug plan but quickly hit the "donut hole" so I now have to pay for my meds completely out of pocket.
I have a great pain mgt doc (same one for 10 yrs now) and she'll work with me, I just need some help finding the right alternatives to my current meds (which work fine but can be expensive).
I'm currently on Morhpine Sulfate ER and roxicodone / oxycodone for breakthrough. My cost for a month of generic is around 250.00. The problem I run into is when the pharmacy only has brand and the cost doubles to 500.00 per month.
I've been on methadone and roxicodone before but I really, really dislike methadone. It had side effects which I'd like to avoid. Unfortunately it's the only affordable alternative I know of.
I'd appreciate some ideas if anyone knows of a regimen that's less expensive. I have an appt this afternoon and I'm online researching as much as possible before then.