I have been a suboxone patient for a lil over a year........
and Im not saying anything that hasnt been said here already, I just wanted to share what happened with MY doctor....
like hat, my doctor has always been really reasonable with me, seeming to reallly try and help his patients.
When I first went to see him, he gave me the films first, with the coupon, I had absolutely NO money ya know, coming from my "habit" for almost ten years.
A few weeks, into my treatment, I was complaining about the cost, almost $10 a strip, and Im on 24mg a day.....
So HE DID tell me all about the generic, and I was MORE than willing to give it a try.......
I think I was on the generic bupe for at least two months.
ALL OF A SUDDEN, he was SO agianst it. He had this attitude when I cam in for my refill. He said, "why did we take you off the film?"
I said becuase of the cost.
Well, he tells me all about how he "can't really write" the subutex anymore becuase of the abuse potential, and Im gonna have to "figure it out" (about the cost)
this was would have had to been in September, as best as I can determine. september, 2011
It was then, that I went ahead and got a computer, I was like Im gonna figure out one way or another to either get insurance to help me pay for this or find a program.
It was within a month of buying my laptop, and getting the internet, that I found THIS site, and found the
PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
I was actually the FIRST one my doctor had ever put on it, he had NEVER even HEARD OF IT.
My year is up in mid october.
My doctor says he can write a letter or something, to get me approved for another year. so everyone keep thier fingers crossed for me.....
My boss does not offer ANY kind of benefits, and becuase the big job Ive been on is ending , My hourly pay is actually going DOWN three bux an hour.
Im looking for another job, of course.....but in this economy, I dont car what THEY say, it still sucks finding a job, and my rural comunity,,,,,,,ITS TOUGH. Im just now gettin my reputation outta the gutter. everyone knew i was "all strung out on pills and H"
sorry Ikinda went off the deepend there, but I just HAD to share that. that the DOCTOR was the one that brought it up to ME, and then "couldnt do it anymore"
after only a month or so........
I mean, he HAD to have "gotten word" from somewhere , right????
Just my opinion, I really have no idea, and I dont think Im gonna ask, cuz even then, I could "sense" it was a VERY touchy subject!!!
anyone can give up,
its the easiest thing in the world to do, but to
hold it together, when everyone would understand if you fell apart
That's TRUE STRENGTH