No one has ever died from opiate withdrawals alone. Find a link and post it, if you have found info to the contrary. I actually looked it up and did a search and could not find any info to support death from opiate withdrawal in a basically healthy adult.
By the way, I am on good, old fashioned Medicare, and have had no trouble finding doctors to care for me. I have seen my pcp for fifteen years, and have gone to various specialists without any difficulty. This has surprised me a lot, after reading posts here.
You did not say how long you were addicted...Please be honest with any doctor you have contact with, anyone giving you opiates will probably drug test you anyway, so they will find out. How old are you anyhow?
My husband used a "shim" in his shoe to even out his leg lengths, one was considerably shorter than the other. He says that it helped his pain a lot.
I don't know why you are having so much trouble. I am a Medicare recipient under the age of 65 and I have never had and problems getting Medicare coverage.
As far as getting RXs filled on Sat I have not had the trouble you have had. That pharmacy must have been burned in the past by drug abusers.
I drop off my pain med Rxs when my doctor gives them to me, she gives me three at a time, every three months when I see her, that way the pharmacy knows they will sell them and they do have the inventory on hand.