Do you have Endometriosis by chance? Migraines and pelvic pain could be a sign of it.
Please keep fighting this and appealing it until you prevail! In the event you lose your battle, there are some other drugs that will help you, although the one your on is probably the strongest one available at this time, unfortunately. This doesn't mean you will not have pain relief with some other medications, it means that you might have to be on higher than usual dosages in order to achieve the pain control that your used to. Since your current doctor is prescribing you fentanyl patches and lolipops, I don't think he/she will be "scared" to prescribe the higher dosages that will surely be necessary in your particular case. I think it's ridiculous, and totally unfair that an insurance company would even think of doing this to someone, especially if the patient has already been prescribed the medication BEFORE they took "took over" their insurance coverage. If you do lose your appeals, maybe there is some type of affordable supplementary insurance you can purchase. I know there are plans for prescription medications only. Maybe one of those can help you afford your current medication regimen. Maybe you can get the FDA to change their minds about the cancer only stipulation (good luck!). Unfortunately in the current medical environment, chronic pain sufferers are getting the short end of the stick. I'm very sorry that this is happening to you. Again, fight til the very end. you might win you know! Let us know how you make out, and GOOD LUCK,
P.S.---I'm sure you already know this but please be very careful where you leave your lolipops lying around (and the patches for that matter). I have heard of a child who accidentally sucked on a fentanyl lolipop and died from it. I'm wondering how it happened even though it was found, as I'm sure they are child proof to some extent. Where there's a will there's a way I guess. Take care,
Yes...I have endometriosis and intersticial cystitis
Thanks for the support.I plan on fighting this as far as possible.My doctor has become more gun-shy than he used to be due to all the scrutiny over opiate prescribing.It makes me so mad that idiot doctors who don't monitor their patients closely and addicts doing dishonest things ruin it for the rest of us. It seems so unfair that I face having my life thrown into upheaval because an insurance company wants to save a few bucks!Anyhow, thanks for your support. Even though I don't have kids and rarely have kids visit me, I am very careful about storing my meds.
When was the last time you had a lap or ultrasound?