I am looking for suggestions on how to find a doctor who will prescribe the pain patches that help me the most? I have used them for years and they provide relief some of the time, other wise I have pain 24/7. I know from this site that finding a doctor to write strong pain medicine will be hard. Right now I plan to keep contact with my old doctor and drive the 160 miles one way to see him as long as I can or until I find someone locally who will write the prescriptions. My current doctor does not know any doctors in my new area and I will still be in the same state (Illinois). Getting the prescriptions filled will be another problem I am anticipating as I usually use the same pharmacy each time. I usually need refills once a month and currently I go pick them up at my doctors office. I tried having them mailed to me once and I never got the prescription even though they mailed them to my correct address which is a PO Box at a small town post office.
My current though is to go to a pain clinic in my new area and ask them about any doctors taking new pain patients?