Posted by shelliR on November 17, 2001, at 19:26:11
In reply to Re: Morphine for depression. » shelliR, posted by Lorraine on November 16, 2001, at 20:16:57
> What paper work are they supposed to do?
All they have to do is request the forms, let me fill out the finance part and the doctor his name, address, license number. That's it. His office staff told me they called twice, (in a two week period; Ask me if I actually believe them.) What I do believe is that they totally blew it for me. If I could advocate for myself I would have called every 3 or 4 days, talked to a supervisor, etc. and I'd have the oxy by now. When the application comes, we fill it out with a script attached and within ten days after the drug company gets the application back they sent the meds to his office. (assuming that I am accepted--that they don't have access to my assets like mutual funds).
Friday, I called the drug company from home
pretending that I was calling from my pdocs office and told them that "we" hadn't received an application. The woman says she addresses them by hand as she is taking the info on the phone. So she sent out another. It's pretty obvious now that I will be starting methodone next week; I don't have enough oxy to last more than a few more days.
>I've read good things about methodone though. Let's hope it affects you the same as the Oxy. (Isn't it cheaper?--Is that what the med switch is all about:-(
Thanks, I am hoping so hard that it works. It's very very cheap; yes that's what the med change is about. If your doctor and mine are supporting opiates for TRD, it's a good sign that they may be coming to the forefront again.
> He's talked to me regarding opiates actually. He has started working with them with some treatment resistant people.
Do you know what opiate he prefers to use, or are you putting that conversation off until/if you are ready to commit to that step?
> I'd be interested if you switch to methadone to know what you think of it.
I guess I should know pretty fast. I'm going to see him Monday.
Is methodone one of the opiates that you are considering? I wish I had more time to read about it. He's starting out with roughly the equivalent of my oxy dose, but I'm sure it will need to be tweeked and I'm sure he'll make me come down every day to do it, pre Christmas or not. I can't think of a worse time work wise to do that. Christmas is so close considering all I must finish.
Let me know your next strategy. Either the adderall and neurotin are keeping you afloat, or you are the most patient person I know. Maybe both. Since my first hospitalization for dissociative disorder, the only time I end up in the hospital is during the years I do drug trial after drug trial and finally crash completely.