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Moving, what a hassle

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:33 AM in Pain Management
So I've moved across country, took a new job. My new employer has agreed to pay for COBRA to keep my insurance going. I was on an HMO before and they had to switch me to a PPO for my new state. Finally got everything worked out. So now I have insurance. My prescriptions are about to run out, contacted a new PM, he wants to take a week to review my records that took forever to get from my old PM, I'll be out of Meds before he gets around to reviewing and I don't even know if he'll take me. If he doesn't I don't know what I'll do, if he does, I'll already be out of meds.

I make an appointment with a General Practitioner for Thursday; hopefully I can get that Doc to write me a script. Problem is, people think your doing a scam for drugs. This has been so very hard.

Any ideas?

I'm on Opana 40mg x 2 a day, Percocet 10/325 x 5 a day, Soma 350mg x 2 a day, Ambien CR 12.5 mg a day and Valium 5mg x 2 day.

Now imagine walking into a new doctor asking for refills on all of that, brand new to the state, what would you think?

I'm just about out of all of it. And another thing, I'm on COBRA now, in 3 months, I'll be on my new job's insurance and probably have to do it all again with a different doctor.

What are your thoughts?


  • maybe i've misunderstood your situation but isnt cobra a continuation of your initial insurance? would your old dr be able to renew the prescription in your new state?
  • I'll be moving too at the end of the month, so I can understand what you are going through. Only thing I can suggest is perhaps trying to get them to fill your most important meds or explain what you are on, what it is for, and that you do not want to go through withdrawal. Let them know you are waiting on the PM doc. Other than that I do not know cause soon I'll be going through the same thing. I haven't seen a PM yet, so maybe that part will be easier for me, but with my luck probably not. Good luck!
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  • Hi,

    What about contacting your old PM's office (before your new appt.) and asking if they could fax over to your new Primary Care doc's office a letter verfiying the prescriptions you were taking prior to moving(to prove you're not scamming)and, of course, bring in your prescription bottles with you.

    Maybe you've had a better chance of getting pain meds from your new primary care doc to tide you over until you go to your new PM doc.

    It's really putting the people who have a valid reason for taking pain drugs in a bind due to the "druggies" who shop docs for their fix. I found out from my ortho doc that if you've already got a narcotic script from another doctor that you have to make a choice -- can't get narcotic drugs from two different docs.

    Anyway, good luck, as if you need more red tape in your life after making a move. 8}


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