I am having a reaction to the pain medication patches I am on. Insurance policy changed so I had to switch to mail order pharmacy. they have a different brand of generics. These are VERY different than the other brand of generic patches I was using (and doing very well on). I have no coverage for brand name if generic is available. It took 3 rounds of talking with the nurse to get her to comprehend this. Then the doctor decided I need to go to the pain mgmt docs because I had so many "complaints" about this. I have been VERY unimpressed with the pain mgmt docs I have seen. They don't seem to really comprehend that the pain is REAL and does not respond to many medicines. Or that I am truly allergic to many medications. Such as aspirin and all but ONE NSAID. They always want me to "just try" one. This is incredibly depressing to me. I see the endocrin doctor about the Vit D situation tomorrow. Hopefully he will be more helpful. Sigh.