In South Carolina, you cannot get on Medicaid unless a certain age or pregnant. My husband is out of the Army now, so I just lost Tricare. I was under a pain management plan in Georgia, and was doing quite well with my pain. I was on the Butrans patch, 20 mg, plus 7.5 mg hydrocodone for breakthru pain, as well as had a TENS unit, and was undergoing a series of injections. I have three bulging discs, two of which I can literally feel pushing on other vertabra. The pain is so debilitating, and my husband is really no support and says its all in my head. I am considering a trip to the local ER just to try for a script because I've been off my meds since February, and I can't take it anymore. Don't know where to turn or what to do! I just know I cannot live in this much pain anymore. Without insurance, where do I turn for help?!
At this point maybe you should go to the ER and explain to them what you have told us. Maybe they can send you in the right direction and also give you some pain meds while you are there. I know how hard it is with no ins. I have to pay for my visits and meds. I lost my ins a year ago. I live in Alabama, so don't know anything about your state. Good luck,
Hey soldiers girl,
I live in South Carolina and understand the problem of lack of insurance. Where I live we have several free clinics which help people who do not have insurance. I would go to your local public ER and inquire if they could refer you to a local free clinic or one that works on a sliding scale. Not sure that the local free clinic will prescribe an opiate pain reliever but they may prescribe a non steroidal anti inflammatory. Either way it is worth investigating. Having your records from the pain clinic will be helpful no matter where you go.
Let us know how it goes,
PS. I live near the beach on the border of SC and GA. Where are you?
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