... pain mgmt Dr prescribed it and though I started at the lowest dose if I recall it was 25 MCG x 3 per day. Then as my pain increased so did the dose amt to the highest of 150 MCG x 2 per day, then in 2003 my insurance changed and I had to find a different pain mgmt Dr. And initially he did not change my meds but later he reduced all my meds. And so for the past 5 years my Lyrica dose has been 75 MCG x 3 per day. Then 2 wks ago I received a letter from our Insurance Co stating they would no longer cover Lyrica and my Dr would have to prescribe a alternative. I'm scared because it being the fact I suffer extreme spasams at least 2 to 3 times per day/worse at night and I don't know what to expect. Can anyone offer a suggestion on alternatives/medications for Lyrica?
I have been on Lyrica for more than eight years. I have Degenerative Disk/Spine Disease and my 1st?
- 13 Jan 2015 by dmonetted1964
- 13 January 2015
It sounds to me like the insurance company is not at all interested in doing their job, insuring your health. Do you have a an option? Is there another pain management dr in the network? It doesn't seem this doc is interested in pain management. I switched from Lyrica to gabapentin about 10 yrs ago. I feel its doing a lot more for me then lyrica ever did. The max dose is 3600 mg so there is a lot of wiggle room with it.
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