Hi Lee Ann-
Do you need a tissue??
If we lived close by each other we both could have had our coffee together "crying" this morning. Tough, tough week for me also. And money plays in "big part" in my worries too. Your not alone believe me! It just gets to be TOO much sometimes. I feel that even if we did not have fibro it would be hard- but unfortunately we get physical pain, fibro fog (horrible this week for me) to deal with also.
I know we are going to be OK, it just does not feel like it at the moment. I know the money worries finally started to wear me down. We will pull out of this and get on with our lives because I don't like feeling this way and I'm sure you feel the same way too.
Hope your afternoon/evening gets a little better and will be here if you need to talk more. I have a prescription for Lyrica but have not started it yet, so can't give you any input on that. Wish I could, but I know others will be along that are on it.
Your in my thoughts- GamJill
Post Edited (GamJill) : 10/30/2008 12:11:30 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (kelly71) : 11/2/2008 3:03:56 PM (GMT-7)
I know that I speak for most of the smokers (and former smokers) here when I tell you that we know what you are going through. When my fibro pain hit, I started smoking more. I was also very stressed out, so I went from about 5 a day, to a pack a day! My GP had been trying to get me to quit for over 2 years, and one day he suggested Chantix. I was on a special county program (in CA) and my Rxs were only $5 (and a 30 day supply of Chantix is nearly $150). So, after reading about the side effects, I decided to try it. It was like a miracle drug. I quit smoking in 9 days, and on August 28, 2008, I had my last cigarette. I'm not saying that I won't stumble and never smoke again, but just knowing that I could stop smoking makes me very proud of myself.
It's weird that you wrote about Chantix, because that county program I am on (and soon willl be off of since I moved), has discontinued Chantix from their formulary of drugs. So, I couldn't afford $150 and had to stop taking it. I've been off of it 5 days now, and while I do have some extra anxiety, I can't say that it's from not taking the meds.
Anyway, if anyone out there has the opportunity to try this and you are ready to quit (because you do have to be ready), I say go for it. But, that's just my opinion.