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Great Phonecall on Friday before Thanksgiving

  • Posted on October 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Well I have been waiting for anywhere from 2 to 3 years to be able to try a medication called Lyrica. I have been tried on many many medications that is suppose to help with chronic pain as well as my seizures. (as most of you know I am epileptic.) I had been denied for Lyrica once from my family doctor and disability told me that I had to try other medications that were covered with their coverage first. Well this weekend with it being Thanksgiving weekend I couldn’t have gotten a better phone call from my neuroligists office. I was sitting watching television at approximately 5:30 p.m. when my phone rang and it was Dr. Borretts office. The first thing that went through my head was ohno I missed an appointment. The secretary proceeded to tell me that they had received a letter in regards to the Lyrica that my doctor had requested I be approved for. He has it down for 2 reasons to help control my Epilepsy and to help me with my chronic pain. That was the best Thanksgiving news I could have gotten as it is finally covered and not only is it just covered for the usual 1 year , but it is covered for me for life. I am sure I was smiling from ear to ear because this is a medication that has a lot of positive feedback about it as well it is used for fibermyalga. The doctors office was going to call the pharmacy and fax them the letter for me to be able to get this new medication. Well I waited a while then I called the pharmacy and apparently they didn’t receive a prescription but they did receive a cover letter telling them that it is indeed covered now for me. I just have to be patient and wait until Tuesday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. I am hoping that anyone that has taken Lyrica can tell me of any of their side affects or issues that any have had. Have you had good bad or indifferent experiences with this medication?

I will be letting you know how I am tolerating this medication and how my seizures as well as my Chronic Pain is. This is going to work for me as this is the last one that I have the option of trying to help me with my Chronic Pain. This Thanksgiving I have finally got great news about this medication and if / when this works I will be able to get off some of my other medications as they wont be needed anymore which makes me more than happy.

Couldn’t have had a better Thanksgiving gift than getting my Lyrica covered for life from the Section 8 for special need of a certain medication……. so yes I am very happy even though this Thanksgiving I am spending alone ( me and my cat smokey)

 

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The NEW “Ask ‘lil Lisa”

  • Posted on December 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Well after some thinking I’ve decided to start an Ask ‘lil Lisa area. I get lots of people asking me questions all the time about different health things, how to deal with situations etc… So it seems only right to share my experiences and answers with everyone.

Now I am not a doctor, I don’t have initials after my name or anything, so before using any advise whether from this site or any site, always talk to YOUR Doctor, Pharamacist, Nutritionist etc… I take no responsibilty for your health or well-being.

Now that is out of the way… what is Ask ‘lil Lisa? Well, it is what it says, if you have questions regarding things like, Epilepsy, Chronic Pain, Seizures (non-epileptic), IBS, Incontenants, Chrons, Celiac Disease, Seizure/Epilepsy medications, dealing with events in your life, or any of the like, ask me. I will give you my personal advise and in some cases my own personal experiences in dealing and coping with these issues and more.

Just click on the link at the top called “Ask ‘lil Lisa” and ask a question or read others questions and my answers.

Again, when it comes to health, always consult a real doctor before doing or changing things. Use of information on this site is meant to help inform and make it easier for you to talk to a professional about options.

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YOU DON’T LOOK SICK!!! YOU DON’T LOOK DISABLED!!!

  • Posted on October 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Hi I’m Dave!

How many people have heard this in their lives. Or my fav, “oh come on, it can’t be THAT bad”.  It’s a shame that we live in a society that is so ignorant and indifferent to others.  I know way too many people in my life that suffer on a daily and hourly basis of some sort of illness. Everthing from Epilepsy, Chronic Pain, Fibromyagia, Vulvadynia, IBS, Chronic back pain, and the list goes on.

Hmmm now looking at that list not one them presents themselves on the surface as to say HEY! I’M SICK/DISABLED/HURTING.  But all of the people I know that have things like those above are suffering on the inside 24/7 in most cases. Even with strong meds to help “control” it usually is not enough to give people total control over their own lives without some sort of consequence at the end of the day.

I personally do not suffer from anything like those, but what I do suffer with is a broken heart knowing that there is nothing I can do to make them feel better, or take away their pain and hurt. The only thing you can do is be the truest of true friends you can, and give them a shoulder when they need it most.

Don’t get me wrong! I’m not saying throw a pity party, I’m saying if you’re going to be a friend be a true friend.

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