I've tried all "tier" medications for pain control and currently use Fentanyl TDM patches. My pain was well controlled for 4 years on 100 mcg Fentanyl q48h until my health insurance changed to a crappy MANDATORY Managed Care Health Plan that my doctor is not enrolled in. I have until December 3rd to find another provider and wean off Fentanyl because there's NO WAY I'm going to find any Medi-Cal health provider that will continue all my current medications. Fentanyl - (now 75mcg q72h), Ritalin, Klonopin, Ambien, Baclofen, Prozac, Mobic, Levothyroxine and Promethazine. My current doc is an ex colleague of mine (I used to be his Medical Assistant but had to quit due to chronic pain and debilitating fatigue). He has been a GODSEND, working with me over the years to get my pain managed and now I'm being forced to find another doctor....as you all know, it will be virtually impossible to find a doc that will be willing to scratch out all the same prescriptions!
As the old saying goes....All good things must come to an end!
I'm having issues with pain control now on the 75 mcg every 72 hours and will have to lower my dose in 2 wks to 50 mcg. My BP is sky-high (166/105) and I'm not able to work more than 10-15 hours a week and it's only going to get worse! I know stress is causing my pain and BP to fly off the charts right now and don't know what to do, where to turn or have anyone that understands or gives a EDIT I'm really glad I happened upon this forum.
Thanks for letting me vent....
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