I started taking Suboxone to help with my chronic pain problems (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Crps, Fibro) a while ago in CA which were prescribed to me by my pain management doctor as an alternative to what I had been taking. It is very effective for me. I need to find a Pain Management Doctor here, in Oregon, that can write prescriptions for it. I have called all of the doctors listed on the Suboxone Web Site and am told that either they don't priscribe it, the doctor is not taking anymore patients on for a minimum of a year who want/need it, or they are detox clinics or Psychiatrists. I am on Disability and SSI but do not have any other insurance at this time except Medicare Parts A, B, and D. I am also on Lyrica, Soma, Baclophen, Trazadone, and Ambien CR. I need blocks on occasion as well as rhyzotomies (sp.), and of course there will be further surgeries down the line (I've had a total of 56 in my 43 yr. life), but I am avoiding them like the plague now. Can anyone help me find a Pain Management/Anystheseliogist Doctor in the Northern-ish part of Oregon or Southern Washington who can cover all of the above issues? I'm desperate to find one who really can cover everything.
If you are interested in Suboxone and how well it helps, please feel free to ask. It really has made a difference for me in respect to reducing my daily chronic pain level at an exceptable and consistant level. Clearly, however, it's not easy to find a pain management doctor in Oregon, even Portland, who actually is licensed to prescribe it. You would think, that especially when dealing with patients who have chronic pain issues and who mostly end up eventually needing heavier and heavier narcotics and even pumps, that the pain management patients and physicians would want to find alternatives!
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