... for her now can't afford it DR gave us a trial box of 1 mos. supply burtrans 20mcg/hr after 4 days of withdrawl. she seems to get relife for her pain and is helpping. anyone else tried this patch and do you like it as well
Butrans is a Class II narcotic called buprenorphine. It's a good drug, kibda same as fentanyl. Butrans is the brand name of a good drug, but I would bet you my right big toe nail, it is way more expensive with generic fentanyl.
In situation like this, when you or your wife require medications withno way of paying for them, there are some agencies for disabled Americans her you are able to get you meds from the pharmaceutical companies for free or at a minimal cost $3-5 dollars. Be sure you talk to your doctor and pharmacist or the papers and scripts that need to be writen in a timely manner so she does not run out.
I actually find that irresponsible of the doctor not starting you in drug programs with the state or drug companies to continue your wifes chronic pain control... but I m very out spoken and do get in to trouble every now and then. I am a chronic pain patient also. I am afraid I'm going to either increase my fentanyl patches up to 100's or get off of them as I am developing an allergy to the adhesive on the fentanyl patches. Oh my. And life continues to throw us curve balls.
Peace and my Thoughts Are With You,
The Sweet Hippy,
Have you looked into any legal help in regards to your job? Look into the Family Medical Leave Act. They shouldnt be firing you for caring for your wife unless you work for a very small company and fall beneath the requirements for FML. You might see about talking to a lawyer to see if you have a case against them.
I agree with the others on this med! If it is working then great! it is a newer medication so it may be expensive as well. Is her Dr willing to keep her in samples until you find another job? Or he needs to help you with an assistance program. Contact the manufacture to see if they have one!
You seem like a phenomenal husband who really wants to help your wife. I only wish you and your wife the best, and I hope that your unemployment comes through soon. You also might try either having your wife apply for disability (which takes a while to be approved), or medicaid. Also, the drug companies do have patient assistance programs which you can get your meds for free, or for a VERY reasonable price. Either way, good luck to you!
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