Lizze kicked off the week of appointments with a follow up at pain management. She has been off her fibro medications for about a week because insurance needed a priority authorization for the refill. Apparently, there was a policy change and Lyrica (spelling?) is no longer covered.
It took a week to work out the prior authorization and so she ran out about a week ago.
When she saw her doctor this morning, they informed her that because she has been off the Lyrica for a week, she has to start all over again. This is a huge blown to her because it took her well over a year to build up to where she was, just 7 days ago.
She is in horrible amounts of pain, now she won’t see any relief for many, many months. The worst part is that now it may not work again. Lyrica was the last medication she had to help manage the fibro flare ups.
To say she is demoralized right now would be a gross understatement. It looks like things are going to get a whole lots worse for her and subsequently everyone else in the house.
I don’t know who to more passed off at, the insurance company or pain management. The pharmacy spoke with pain management last week about the need for the prior authorization and they never sent it in. Now my wife has to suffer for God only knows how long because someone else dropped the ball.
From a purly selfish standpoint, we were barely surviving with her fibro relatively managed by the medications. Now I don’t know what we are going to do…..
This is the most fanfreaking-tastic way to start the week. I only have 17 more appointments to look forward to. I totally honest they go better than this.