Medications denied for pain today – Celebrex, Skelaxin, Morphine, Oxycodone, Methadone, Suboxone


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Happy New Year. Medications are denied for pain one month after you sign onto new insurance based on medications they cover:

 

Celebrex, a generic NSAID, less risk of GI bleed which is an increased in seniors day by day as we age.

 

Skelaxone, generic muscle relaxant

 

Lorzone, muscle relaxant

 

Morphine 30 mg ER, generic, denied 3 per day, well within CDC guidelines

 

Methadone 10 mg 3/day, well within CDC guidelines

 

Oxycodone 5 mg 3/day, well within CDC guidelines

 

Suboxone generic,  FDA approved for addiction in US but not for pain; approved for pain and for addiction in EU.

 

Does insurance cover cost of medication?

 

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4 Responses to “Medications denied for pain today – Celebrex, Skelaxin, Morphine, Oxycodone, Methadone, Suboxone”

  1. Jackie Williamd Says:

    My Medicare part D covers very few medications. Old generic drugs like Flexeril or nambutone they refuse. And the you can forget the higher priced newer drugs. The sad thing is that I am very drug sensitive and can only tolerate certain drugs. Metformin almost killed me. I now pay out of pocket for compounded Metformin. Very discouraging, frustrating and makes me angry.

  2. suboxoneforpain8 Says:

    I just stumbled on to your site, and it is quite concise and succinct. I wanted to share with you that I am a chronic pain patient, and was part of my old pain management group’s voluntary trial of Suboxone for pain management. Life was great for about 4 and a half years. No mini-withdrawals, literally complete pain control (I gave it a 80-90% effectiveness rating at 3 strips per day), and not one damn time did I ever feel high, or even have the need to take more to escape the feelings of withdrawal. As you stated, buprenorphine is a pain meducation across the pond, while in America, it was cleverly marketed to fill a niche role as an Opioid Replacement Therapy drug.
    My best years were on Suboxone. I look back on those years and cry. I hate being on Norco. Absolutely hate it. It messes with my mind, effects my moods, and while it helps my pain, I feel “dirty.” I don’t want to take Norco the rest of my life. Every single day is a struggle with depression over the way my medical care has been turned to shit. Drs here are so unbelievably gullible and believe a drug rep when they say, “this drug is not for pain, it’s for addicts only.” Oh, and good luck finding a dr who will prescribe anything “off-label.” Our overly litigious society has made drs fear for the license, and they won’t dare consider putting themselves at risk of a lawsuit because they prescribed an medication for an off label purpose.
    I’m sorry, I’m just fed up.


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