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Old 12-12-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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Insurance wont approve anodyne therapy

I've been Diabetic for 15 years, and have had mild Neurothopy for 7-8 years.
In the past 6-7 Months the numbness has progressed up my legs, to my thighs, and lower back and sides. My right leg is worse than my left but not much worse. The pain is very intense, and constant. My doctor has me on Neurontin, 1.200 mgs a day, I usually take one about 6 pm and another at bedtime.
My coordination is bad, and I stumple around like I'm drunk. Sitting ot laying down is misery. Has anyone tried Anodyne therapy? Does it help? My HMO has ticked off 2 therapy providers and refuses to ok the therapy. My Dr wont give me anything else for the pain, because he thinks Im just after drugs I guess. Wish he could have a week or 2 of this mess. Thanks for any Info
on anodyne therapy.

 
Old 12-12-2004, 07:50 PM   #2
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Re: Insurance wont approve anodyne therapy

I have idiopathic pn, however in my opinion you need a different doc. I have only had this 10 months but my neuro and my internist allow me neurontin, ativan to sleep at night-when the pain is the worst and I take lortab for breakthrough pain during the day. I am not a druggie, would give anything to have my old pain free feet and legs back and not take anything! Both my docs are young and probably not as afraid to prescribe meds for pain, studies show chronic pain sufferers are unlikely to becomes addicts. Look for a new doc

 
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:51 AM   #3
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Just got this doctor, my local doctor wouldn't treat me, just referred me to specialists for everything. I'm with you, I'd give anything to have 100 percent pain free legs/feet, and good use of my motor skills. I take 1200 mgs of neurontin a day, and it's getting to the point that it doesn't help. He gave me propoxy-n but only a 15 day supply, I stretched that to 20 trying to wait for the therapy to be approved, still no approval. I think I need a ne insurance.

 
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