2017 has proven to be a rough year so far! The arctic front that came through almost two months ago wreaked havoc on me resulting in a nasty flare. Then with the change of insurance, there were challenges with getting Cymbalta approved…leaving me with the experience of going cold turkey…two weeks of intense withdrawal symptoms on top of the Fibromyalgia symptoms. This followed by a severe bladder infection.
I did have a bright spot! Insurance had said yes to the pain pump…so I was looking forward to a pain pump trial at the end of this week. That is, until this morning.
I received a call from my pain specialist’s office….expecting it to be the final instructions prior to the trial. Unfortunately, I was to receive the news that insurance had approved the pain pump….but they denied the medication. What?!?!?!? Yes…the medication was denied.
My specialist’s office is approaching different manufacturers to attempt to find assistance for me so that we could go forward with the trial….after all, you have to be able to get the medication in order for the pain pump to be useful! LOL
Needless to say, it was another sinking moment. That too familiar, wind out of the sails feeling…it really does seem that for each step forward I am taking two steps backward.
My faith is strong. I know that if I am meant to have this opportunity the pieces will eventually fall into place! For the time being, I will appreciate the medications that I am able to take.