Last year my insurance for my drug plan with Medicare does not cover me very much. It seem like I was paying more for the drugs then they were. I was paying a lot for the plans. So I switch plans this year. But that is causing me a lot a lot of problems now. My arm is in horrific pain. I think it's because of the arthritis that is in it. I use lidocaine patches. So when I went to the pharmacy to get some more they said I need prior approval. I called my doctor and asked that they expedite it since I was in really bad pain and they said it would take up to 72 hours. So I have been bearing it.
So 42 hours later, They call me and say that my claim has been denied because they don't cover for arthritic pain. That is only for nerve pain. That is what I was using it for. So now I had to call the doctor again. I really hate all the red tape.
I'm using a lidocaine for these bumps on my arms. I've had them ever since I develop the arthritis on my shoulder. They're small and some are a little bit larger, but they can be very painful. It is like you don't want to move your arm at all. I just rest my arm on the armrest with a pillow below it. I'm using voice typing now when I used to type very well. And it doesn't work as good as I thought it would. I have to go back and correct it a lot. But I'm getting the hang of it. I went to the rheumatologist and he said that there was nothing he could do for my arthritis that I have all of my body. He said it was just fibromyalgia.but when I looked up about these nodules under my skin, they said that they could be related and autoimmune arthritis. I've had blood work that says it was possible I could have an autoimmune disease. And I've had blood work that shows inflammation in my blood. But the doctor says there's nothing that shows that anything is going on. I don't understand it. And it makes me very upset. I asked him what would he do if he was in my situation and he didn't know what was wrong with him. He said he would just go to the pain center. I said you would just put a Band-Aid on it. He said he we're just except that there was nothing there and that nothing to be found. But do you guys ever feel like you know your body better than they do? That you know that there is something wrong but they just can't see. I told him the only Time he will see it is on an autopsy. He made me so angry. I thought he would want better for his himself if he was in that situation. Well that is all for my ranting today. I know you must don't feel the same way at times. So I really don't have a right to complain. You all are just are the only ones I have to talk to you. Nobody else really wants to hear about it.. So I hope you don't mind. Have a good night and thanks for listening. And I hope that you are feeling as well as it's possible for you to feel. Best wishes