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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Been away for a bit.

 I have been dealing with tons of pain and endless fatigue!
Our insurance plan has changed and my Cymbalta and Lyrica, which have been working, went from $40 apiece to $70 apiece! I am still waiting for SS Disability. I have no money coming in. Can't work and taking care of my 89 year old mother with short term memory. So in order to save a little money my Dr. changed my meds to cheaper generics. NOT WORKING!  It is in the 80s here, very unusual for March! So now I went from winter clothes to mid-summer clothes. I have perpetual hot flashes from the meds. I am thinking of going back on Cymbalta and cut costs somewhere else. At least I will not sleep the day away and can manage the pain. Not fun. I have posted on this before and showed this ......

THAT ABOUT SUMS IT UP! And if you suffer, too, you understand.

I have a million and one projects to finish and have no desire or energy to do so. 
If anyone out there has any new treatments I would love to hear them.


TexWisGirl said...

SO sorry! i cannot imagine..

A Quiet Corner said...

WOW! Try to hang in there, Patti...somehow, you'll make it!...:)JP

andrea@townandprairie said...

O wow, I certainly hope something can be arranged with your health care plan... our doctor said that generic drugs only have to be 80% effective to be sold... that's not good enough, by any standard. I'm sorry... I hope your pain goes away so that you can enjoy spring.

Traci said...

Pattie I am so sorry that you are having to deal with stupid old fibromyalgia. I have been in a lot of pain this week too. I didn't know until recently that the generic meds can be significantly lower in the active ingrediant than the name brand. Like 20% lower. You might think about asking your pharmacy for another generic or talk with your doctor about upping you dose. Make sure you are drinking enough water too. My pain is always worse if I don't.
Hang in there.

Dana @ said...

Aww I'm so sorry! That sounds something terrible. :-( I hate that the insurance messed up what was actually WORKING for you. Be strong and hang in there. Traci's right... you can do this!