I have been sick with this disease since 2005 I've been on oxy cotto now for 5 years I'm noticing that there is new laws behind picking up prescriptions and getting a prescription will I still be able to get a prescription because this is the only drug that helps me to have a normal life maintain my life without being in a wheelchair Currently I'm receiving a 120 of them a month and I've never once went around doctor shopping I've never lost my prescription I've never lie to get drugs I'm just trying to figure out where do I stand with this new prescription law when were treated worse than people who are buying guns and committing massacres
I'm so sorry you're suffering with that horrible disease! It might depend on which state you live in and what type of insurance you have. In some places they are limiting the milligrams per day that can be covered by insurance. You should speak with your doctor and share your concerns, he/she is probably well aware of the tightening on opioids and since it sounds like you are a compliant patient who truly needs the meds to function, they can work with you to hopefully ensure you won't lose access. For example, if insurance will only pay for 80mg a day, can dr write you a second prescription for the other 40mg that you pay cash for? Or can you switch to Oxycodone instead of OxyContin? Or MS Contin? I would say be polite but persistent and proactive. Don't wait until it's time to fill your next one, get in to see your dr to discuss your concerns. Insurance can also tell you what daily amount they will cover. Be honest and don't let them push you around. I know it's not easy when you're in pain, but you've got to advocate for yourself, I wish you the best!
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