The pain from the neuropathy is so bad, without the hydrocodones (and believe me, I've tried so many other pain killers, ONLY hydrocone was successful) I can barely walk, did the weaning thing, did the cold turkey thing, did the withdrawls thing. Only deffinate result was PAIN.and almost unable to walk. I should also note I've lost all medical coverage, and am self medicating.Buying Norcos/Vicodins off the street. Not looking to get high, just want to walk. Looks like an endless cycle,of desperation,pain,constant chasing for just brief moments of relief. Anyone able to relate?
I can tell you that right now even though I do have coverage that one of the primary medications that keeps me from having to increase my pain medication the insurance will not pay for it, the cost is $275/every 2 weeks, I can tell you the drug companies do have assistance programs that help people who cannot pay for their medications, also have you ever thought about contacting a Church? I fully understand that you do not attend but I think the concern is that you get help one way and then perhaps that will give you the ability to look at attending Church, talk with your local hospital social worker, some would say I am getting this off the street, exactly what better reason to get help in obtaining the help you need in order to function, is the neuropathy due to diabetes? if you are diabetic do you get your medications?
I do not mean this in an insulting way and I also know pain affects your life in every aspect, please know that we are here and we are willing to help you in any way possible, Hang in there!!
Please be careful buying and self prescribing the norco/vicodin. If for know other reason, they contain acetaminophen which in high enough doses can hurt your liver and kidneys which are already being stressed because of the diabetes.
There are several medications for pain due to diabetes. For example, Gabapentin, which is generic form of Neurontin and cheaper, is one used for diabetic neuropathy, as well as Lyrica.
There are ways to get these meds without having insurance. The manufacturer of gabapentin (Neurontin) is Pfizer. You can write them or contact them at: www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com and discuss with them whether you qualify for help in getting your medication for free. You will still need a doctor to write the prescription, but your diabetes doctor should have no problem doing that.
Do you have a diabetes doctor? Are you currently treating your diabetes?
I can only continue to encourage you to find solutions to these issues. There are many solutions that you can try without turning to the streets for pain relief.
Keep in touch CrazyWhorse, I'll be glad to continue to help in anyway possible,
Gabepentin is not that expensive either. As for Lyrica, if you can't afford it, Pfeizer has a program, Connection to Health where if you get a doctor to write you a script and fill out a paper you can get a 90 day supply for free with refile. Go to www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/pages/programs/ProgramDetails.aspx?p=2 for info. Good luck.
I am currently experiencing the same thing. Hyrdocodone did not help me at all. However I just read Dec 1, 2011 about using the hydrocodone AND Cymbalta. Do a search on that.. Further the only and I mean only thing that helps me is Roxicodone 30 mg. Get a new doctor-pain specialist in partiucular
and your pain days will be over.
- Hydrocodone Information for Consumers
- Hydrocodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrocodone (detailed)
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