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Apr 16, 2015 12:31 AM

Hey Guys Again,

Two post in one night, right! What is up with that?

With everything that I have been through in the past several months, there have been some major changes for me. If and I am sure a good many have heard my account many times in nauseum. I promise I won't tell it again. But what it left me in with the worms hatching in my right arm. My right arm pain can be at least between a 6 and an 8 sometime during every day. I can't lay on it or let it hang down. It must at all times be supported. When I sit in a chair, it must lay perfectly still on a pillow. I have to use voice dictation now most of the time. Sometimes, it will feel a little better.

Right now, I am sleeping in a recliner. It is not too bad but it doesn't give me the maximum comfort. I was wondering if there was anything out there that medicare might pay for that would help or suggestions on what I could do. I tried a lot of things to lay in my old bed. I finially had my son take it out of the room.. Thanks in advance for any ideas. :-)

Apr 16, 2015 2:29 AM

I take seroquel. It's a mood stabilizer and can be used to help some mental disorders. It also knocks you out! I take 200 mg a night. It knocks me out at 50 mg, but I have severe anxiety and I like how it works on me. I'm on state insurance. Most insurance won't cover it for sleeping. I do not know anyone who couldn't use a bit of happy in their lives. Talk to your dr. About it.

Apr 16, 2015 7:50 AM

Profiler, I'm sorry you're having to sleep in a recliner. I did that the last 3 mos of my second pregnancy. I take melatonin or ambien if I need them. I'll continue praying for you. 🙏🌼

Apr 16, 2015 5:52 PM

Profiler, most insurance companies include DME in your policy (Durable Medical Equipment). If you go to an In-Network facility then you should only pay 20% and if you go Out of Network, you would probably be responsible for 50%. (Also, sometimes there is an annual deductible of anywhere from $500-$1000, that is kind of rare though). Have your doctor give you a letter stating that a regular bed is no longer conducive to your condition and have him write you a prescription for a hospital bed. The doctor will have to get an approval from the insurance company, however, sometimes even that is not required, it dependd s on the price. Then, when all is said and done, you will have a brand new hospital bed with a brand new mattress and all of the bells and whistles. If you need any help or have any questions, let me know. I worked in insurance for over 10 years doing enrollments, disenrollments and claims before I just couldn't work any longer. Keep in mind that things can differ from state to state so that would be the only snag. But, I am here to help if there is anything I can do. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Apr 16, 2015 6:49 PM

Profiler I am sorry to here about how you can't sleep in your bed any more. Have you been able to convince the Dr's that you have some kind of worm growing in you yet? I have been thinking about you. The only thing I take to help me to sleep is 12 mg Melatonin over the counter. I am conserned with what the worms are doing to your body. Will continue to be praying for you.

Apr 16, 2015 9:08 PM

Thanks for asking. I have not been able to convince my doctors that I have a worm problem but I am left them the same link that I am leaving you. I think you will find it interestng. If you dedide to go and chect them out. I will explain them here. The one that looks like a worm needs no expaination. Their is two or three that have some white worms and these worms are burrowing. They go through the skin. So the black and blue that I got a picture of is where a bunch of them were trying to come through my skin.

Apr 17, 2015 11:36 AM

OMG!!!! Profiler, I just got onto the link you shared and saw the worms.... You can see them under your skin!! What kind of doctors are these that can't see you have an issue with parasites?!?!?!?! I am glad you sent the information to the CDC and got information on what kind of worms they are and that you are being treated. As for not being able to sleep in a bed any more, I can certainly sympathize. I have not slept in a bed for 10 years. I am sure that is part of why I now have scoliosis due to the fact that in a recliner you always have a bend somewhere in your spine and your discs don't get the opportunity to relax, decompress and restore the balance of your spine. There is a place called FIRSTStreetforboomersandbeyond.com where I got my chair from. It is a true medical sleeping chair with heat, massage and it is made to the specifications of your issues. It is pricey at $2500 but if you have Durable Medical Equipment coverage on your insurance plan, then they will cover part of it. I hope that this helps, If I misspelled the website, let me know and I will go ahead and look it up and give you their phone number as well. Thinking of you and you are in my prayers.

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