Serving Our Military
I am a patient of Transdermal Therapeutics and a TRICARE member. I am retired from active duty and served my country for 20 years. Due to actively serving in the Navy for twenty years, I now suffer severe shoulder and knee pain.
I have tried compounds in the past from another company and it worked great. However, TRICARE stopped covering my compounded medication. My doctor then prescribed me pain patches. The patches didn’t work as well as the compounded cream. They would constantly fall off because of where I would have to place them on my body to get relief from my pain. Because of the patches falling off so easily, I had very limited body movement while wearing them. Most days, I would just wake up and go to work or go about my day without even putting a patch on, causing me to just suffer through the pain.
Luckily, I was introduced to Transdermal Therapeutics’ compounded pain cream by a new doctor I started seeing. This new cream works great for me! I use it twice a day, applying it first thing in the morning before I go about my day, and also before I go to bed every night. Once I apply the compound, I give it a good fifteen to twenty minutes and then I can feel the relief and I am good to go about my day. This compound actually works so well, that I do not even have to use it three to four times a day like I’m prescribed and I’m not having to use it as often as I thought I would, which is wonderful for me. I take one other medication besides using the cream. The compound eliminates my need to be on several different prescriptions.
If I could tell TRICARE why this compound is so important to my everyday life, it would be that it works and it gets the job done! The compound is so much better than the patches and I can apply it in places I need it to be applied on my body and move around like I need to be able to do for my job and everyday life. Best of all, I can do it all by being pain free!