Unfortunately I think they're required to have them there to keep the site free :( Like a sponser thing, and since this is a medical related forum, the ads all tend to be medical/pharmaceutical related.
I definitely know how you feel though. I LOVE the medical dramas- I own every season of House, ER, Scrubs, and Nip/Tuck on DVD (I'm a completist... haha) and just the other night I was watching an episode of ER in which one of the doctors was experiencing daily headaches and whatnot, and it turned out he had a brain tumor. So of course, since I get daily headaches and migraines and I've always feared this, I start freaking out thinking "What if I have a brain tumor?" I've been told before I should see a neurologist but to be honest, I'm afraid that I'll either go there and find out I have a tumor, and part of me would rather not know that right now.... Or, I would go and spend time and money on all these tests and have nothing wrong and everyone would think I'm just neurotic and I'd feel stupid.
Female, 21, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; oste
openia from long term prednisone use
Currently taking 5mg of prednisone (down from 40! Almost done...)
10 mg Lexapro
Waiting to start back on Azathioprine...