So I found out yesterday that my insurance may not cover my meds anymore because I haven't "exhausted" all my options. Apparently 3 failed back surgeries did not count. I'm not complaining. I live within my limitations and take every day a moment at a time. However if they no longer cover a $800 medication, what options do I have? I have tried magnesium, tumeric, CBD oil (hemp, no THC), mint, yoga, acupuncture, dry needling, and more. Suggestions? Just looking for ideas and options.
It's Nucynta. The manufacturer will cover $150 but the cheapest I could find out of pocket is $700. Honestly I'm considering paying it this month and hopefully the authorization goes through for next month. I can't remember the last time I was in this kind of pain. It's almost unbearable. Haven't slept and can't focus. Hopefully it's approved today.
I hate insurance. They've gotten out of control and have thrown the medical economy totally out of whack. Its nigh impossible for me to try a medication that could change everything because it would need to be made at a compounding pharmacy.