I have goals here:
- Get pain under control.
- See #1 above.
The problem is Dr G doesn't want to change my pain meds around much these days because we are trying to get the RA under control. Dr P just increased my methotrexate (which I really need to learn to spell for I am in violation of my rule that you cannot have an ailment or a treatment you cannot spell and pronounce.) If two sets of meds get changed around, then you never really know what is working and what isn't (or which is causing which nasty side effect).
I was on Butrans 5mcg/hr pain patches but they weren't enough so Dr G increased my dosage to 10mcg/hr and then I had to go through pharmacy hell to find out my co-pay for those is $95/4 weeks which I am not sure I can afford. I am back on 5mcg/hr because I ran out of the 10s and those are a paltry $65/4 weeks. I hope there is something else which will cost less but not require needles and will relieve pain.
So that is one question. Then we can talk about fibro and back pain and neuropathy and all sorts of fun things. I have to write this all down so my chemo brain isn't required to remember anything important.