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I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease about 10 years ago along with fibromyalgia and then three years ago the disc disease showed up in my neck along with cracks in the bone and the shape of it is protruding into my throat area. So the pain I have is severe and all over especially up and down my back and neck. It's pretty unbearable. I used to take methadone for this but every time I went to the pharmacy counter to pick it up they either didn't sell it or they would give me a dirty look when I got it and also my friends and family were concerned about me taking it so I got off. Then I started taking Dilaudid which is good but only lasts for a very short time. When I went to the doctor recently I asked for a long acting medication and they suggested the patch. I also switched my doctor from the old one because we moved and this doctor is right next to my home. I take Uber everywhere because of the medication I have to take even though it doesn't get me high or anything, it just kills my pain. Well it USED to kill my pain until I got on the Freain Flankin PATCH!!!! ,Anyway,, my new doctor said he doesn't really do anything else as far as any stronger medicine was concerned., and that this is the best he can do. I could either take it or leave it pretty much. I also used to get facet injections in my neck every time I saw the other doctor but he's in transition with his medical office and they are not yet equipped to give the shots right now. Those really helped., I am going to see another doctor tomorrow and tell her everything that I'm saying right on here. I've already seen her one time and the reason I didn't stay is because she does all of these things that I can't afford like stemcell shots and other shots that my insurance doesn't cover. And she won't be your doctor unless you promise to come in three times a week to get physical therapy which is $40 every time I go. I'm hoping that she would let me get physical therapy once and write down or record everything that needs to be done and then could go to my gym, and have an instructor or someone look at what I need to do and then sign off on everything I did that day and give it to her. Well,, I'm sorry I told you my whole life story! I just reread everything and realized that I've been babbling. So sorry about that. I really just had one question which how is everybody's experience with the patch and is there a better alternative? Thank you and I'm sorry again??????
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