I was diagnosed with right sciatic neuropathy a little over a year ago. My neurologist did what I assume was the normal thing( I had never been to the hospital before) He started me on ultram, then lyrica, marinol, percocet, loratab and finally oxycontin, finally ending on 60s. I was a bartender at the time and didnt have any medical insurance. I lost my job and condo, and eventually had to move back in with my father 250 miles away. My prescription ran out 2 months ago and I figured I could just get my doctor in birmingham to issue me another prescription. wrong! He says he cant do it over the phone. I cant make the trip back to birmingham so I thought I would go see my fathers doc here. I figured I would explain my story and everything would resume as was. As soon as I mentioned oxycontin she got a real skeptical look on her face and started in with the ultram talk like I was drug hunting. Its obvious that my leg does not work and I am not making up stories. I have about 10 percent muscle function below the knee and zero below the ankle. All I can do at this point is physical therapy to strengthen my leg, which is excruciating. I cant sleep for more than an hour at a time and never more than 3 hours a night. I cant afford the 200 dollar a pop visits so that she can bump me up incramentaly on prescriptions that I know dont cut it for me. I've lost my home, my ability to do the only thing I've done for work my whole adult life, and the medical bills are piling up. I just want to be pain free! what can I do? I'm at my wits end. If anyone has any advice I would be greatful. thanks
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