Pain Medicine Doctors Refusing To Prescribe When Moving To Arizona

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Janine Says:

After moving from las Vegas to Arizona pain doctors refusing to prescribe pain medicine. I use a motorized wheelchair have osteoarthritis , spondolishesis and have recently broken my rib and damaged my wrist and aggravated a rotary cuff tear. I was on methodone and oxycodone for breakthrough pain in las Vegas as well as physical therapy that helped me function. Now I am writhing in agony with no pain killers and no relief in sight. I want to die because I cannot even sleep due to the excruciating pain. I am allergic to uv rays and cannot go outside during the day without ensuing painful blindness. To top it off my electric wheelchair is broke down and local companies won't fix it even though I have Medicare and tricare. I am stuck and dying of pain. Dogs are treated better in this country and are painlessly euthanized.

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Verwon Says:

I am very sorry about what you are going through. It seems to be a problem that is occurring more and more all over the country.

Are you near any large hospitals? If so, you might want to try contacting them to see if they have any social workers on staff. Usually, you can get one to be an advocate that will help you find a doctor that can help, as well as ways to get your wheelchair fixed and etc.

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Janine Says:

Thank you, Verwon. I went to Shea hospital in Scottsdale, Az. I had my broken rib verified there but they did nothing for my arm, but a support that hurts my hand and arm. I asked the doctor for further help in locating a convalescent hospital for a few days until I could get past the pain since I am out of money for carfare and cannot travel in the daytime. He just looked blankly at me and gave me no help at all! Referrals that from what I told him he knew I could not do. The social security Medicare division is now obligated to pay that blankety blank doctor and hospital $2,779.00 dollars. The blankety blank pain specialist that I did go see I haven't got the bill yet but I did get the bull. pardon my pun. Things need to be changed in this country so as to not penalize the person who is in extreme painful and debilitating healthcare crisis. The doctors and hospitals and some wheelchair companies are stealing money from the Medicare system by not providing for their most fragile and at risk disabled people. They would collect money and place us in institutions instead of helping us to stay out of institutions where the data show that people are miserable, unhappy and even more importantly neglected. I feel like I am hanging on a slender thread that is breaking. And, I know that there are more people out there just as bad off as me or even worse that are probably hanging on wishing on a star that isn't shining or secretly praying to St. Jude the patron of hopeless causes. And, that thought makes me stubbornly and often angrily hang on. The pain associated with my uv allergy is the most debilitating of all the disabilities I have, even exceeding the pain from two major car accidents. I have to live by night. The rest of the time, the sun renders me incapable. My sight goes and for hours days or even weeks I cannot stand any light reaching my eyes, depending on the severity of the attack. I would really like to know about more people with conditions similiar to porphyria and how they deal with it. The extreme effects of this have been evident for two years, but the signs were there from the age of eighteen onwards when there were near permanent disfiguring effects from a simple camping trip. (The sun gave me a permanent nose job, shrinking the tissues in my nose a little.) I am going to call some local hospitals and ask them what you suggested Verwon. Thank you for taking the time to try and help!

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sara Says:
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Janine-plaza rehab center takes medicare and can refer you to pain specialists, PT folks to help with your wheelchair, etc.

There's one in Scottsdale. There's a virtual tour online...

They were VERY helpful with my family there.

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Alma B Says:

I do not know where you are in AZ but I find that FNP certified in oral pain medication are your hope. Find that kind of provider-research it and you will be surprised. There are also primary care physicians that are willing to help you thru your agony by prescribing help. MY e-mail address is {edited for privacy}. I live in Spring Valley. If you need help please reply to me asap.

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linds Says:

I would like to talk with you. I am trying to find a doctor that will prescribe me soma, it's the only thing that works for my back spasms. I don't have a primary dr. I don't make a lot of money. so I was thinking of just walking into urgent care. but I feel that may turn out to be a huge waste of time. HELP!!

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BL Says:

linds, beng a new patient and asking for Soma will not get it for you. You need to find a regular dr and get a copy of your medical records that prove that you have a medical reason that might need the type of medication that Soma is. But, even with a copy of your medical records a dr may or may not prescribe you Soma.

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