Hi All, Haven't posted at all lately but check in most every day. I will try to keep this breif but am wondering if any have had this experince. I was diagnosed in 2004 with FM,Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, Coccyndia, etc. etc. some i'm not remembering at the moment. Besides, the FM symtoms the majority of my pain is in my low back, hips and legs. I have tried everything from water aerobics thru the arthrits foundation, chiropratic is how this all was found when he looked at xrays and said he couldn't help me. I went to physical therapy so happy to have something to try, that was not the answer and would set off my FM when they started pushing too hard. So, in the beginning my PCP sent me to a rhuemy. He has always managed my pain meds which were 120 mg AVinza, hydrocodone, and generic flexeril. Well, stupid me had blood work done by PCP and he is handling other things, like high cholesterol, depression etc. so i thought it would be easier if he could take over my pain meds. WRONG!!! Both doctors said this would be fine and I could see the rhumy less often. Oh, rhemy sent me to pain specialist last yr who orderd the PT and when that didn't help said the only thing left would be an ephidural or surgery. The "recipe" of meds has been constant for 4 years now. I voiced to both docs I would like to get off the Avinza eventually. The rhuemy said if I did it would have to be gradual, 120mg down to 90mg, to 60mg, etc. I saw my PCP and we decided to change the hydro to oxycodone for the breakthru pain. I went to pick up my prescriptions and the Avinza was written for 60mgs. That cut it in half right away. The oxycodone was prescribed one every 6 hrs as needed. That was a joke as one was like taking a baby asprin for me. I called the office multiple times to let him know this was not working. No phone calls back ever!! So, I continued taking them as I always have with the hydro. Sorry for the long post i'm almost done. The problem is when I thought my refill of the oxy was due last week, he cut it off and said no it's too soon! So, I was left with only the 60mgs of Avinza and the flexeril wich i never really take too much as it makes me to weak and tired. Besides just the problem of cutting off my meds, the office personell was so degrading and rude to me when I was calling trying to find out what I'm to do and trying to explain all this to them and having to "justify" my pain over the phone. My vitals show my level of pain, blood pressure goes way up, pulse, heart rate. They said, all they could do was make me an appt to see the doc on MOndya. I am not sure my nerves can handle seeing him as I have so much to say and am so angry. Of course all of this just sent me into a flare and my stress level from having to deal with them and never getting a returned phone call was giving me so much anxiety. Anyway, I called the rhuemy's office to let them know what kind of problems I was having. The gal was so nice and understanding and the got back with me right away. I made it clear that I wasn't looking the the rhuemy to prescribe anything just wanted to them to know and get an earlier appt or a referral to a pain clinic or something. (may try the ephidural as a lst resort.) Really can't afford it and have not heard very good results for most people. I get home friday and there is a message from a Doctor who looks like is with a "Behavorial Health Systems". I have no idea what in the heck this means! I am so lost and confused and upset that we are treated this way. I have read or heard horror stories but I have always followed the "rules" and didn't think I was doing anything wrong. That is how they are making me feel like I"ve done something wrong. Just ranting and wanted to put this out there and see if anyone has any feedback. Again, sorry so long. Best to all and Peace. I've been praying alot!!!