brca bullshit · pain management


I have a sinus infection. My PCP felt sure enough about it that he put me on a 2week course of antibiotics, although I suspect he did it just to shut me up.

In the course of our conversation, we talked about my pain and the difficulties I’m having and he recommended Cymbalta. I was hesitant, because after getting off of Pristiq, I didn’t want to go on another SSRI that would make me feel like dying if I missed a dose. Also it’s hella expensive…as all good drugs are.
Eventually, after weighing the pros and cons of it, I decided to take it, because I would do ANYTHING to feel better…no matter how strong a withdrawal it might risk. I asked him how much it would cost, and he told me not to worry, then handed me a grocery bag full of samples – at least 3 mos worth! I felt very lucky, because even though I had to walk almost a half a mile home from the office, it was nice to know that at least one doctor understood my situation and was doing what he could to ease the financial burden. I wish all doctors were like him…

Here goes nothing!

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