Lyrica - one of the medications added in this week's specialist visit (total cost with prescriptions ~ $1200 of which I've made less than $300, and I also still need to come up with the $960 for the Lyme testing) makes me even more stupid, so nauseous and upset stomach wise I can barely eat, and doesn't help with the pain (TMJ, Neck, Headache all worse!).
I called the Dr.s office this afternoon after the second dose - I was told to work up to taking this three times / day; 1st dose made me fuzzy pretty much all day, 2nd dose 24 hours later made the fuzzy worse, and nausea so bad I can't take this drug. They agreed that I need to stop taking it, but we need to find something to help with the fibro pain that doesn't mess me up this bad. I'd rather take the med that causes hallucinations twice a day than take Lyrica again.
In the meantime, I am still unemployed but looking hard. Any suggestions for work in Santa Monica/West LA that doesn't require driving or heavy physical work would be awesome.
I have a bunch of stuff up for sale on my journal here: http://alumiere.livejournal.com/355442.htmlhttp://alumiere.livejournal.com/351269.html
And I am once again asking for donations to help me pay these medical bills. If you've already donated please just pass this link on. You'll already be in the drawing for books.
However, I have decided that I want to give something back to people who donate - so I'm going to clean out my book shelves and give away books to my donors. Every $10 donation will get you a chance at a group of books (if you donated previously you're already in). I'll draw random donors when I hit the $2500 mark which will pay for my current medical bills and the Lyme test and mammogram and leave a few dollars left over for shipping the books out.
Please, please, repost this link to everyone you know; I keep putting off the Lyme test because of the price, and I need to get the mammogram as well which I have to pay for a good portion of.
FYI for those who are new here: I've been coping with Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's Thyroid, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for years. Expensive but working treatment until last fall when stress levels got so high I pretty much broke. Then I lost my job and haven't found one since. That's why I'm asking for help... I need to continue treatment and find out what is causing some of the unknown symptoms so we can get that under control as well. Thanks for reading.