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  •  What are the consequences if she does not (4+ / 0-)
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    jimcbq, glorificus, joe wobblie, ladybug53

    receive the medication?

    •  good question (3+ / 0-)
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      glorificus, ladybug53, CuriousBoston

      There are really no consequences except that she will not get better and perhaps long term effects of the medications she takes daily, The current treatment has been treating chronic pain.  She has a rare disease that currently does not have a treatment other than  treating the symptoms.  The doctor wanted to try this drug because the one condition that this drug is commonly used for is somewhat related to what she has.  There is probably less than 100 documented cases similar to hers.  Her symptoms have progressively gotten worse for the last 10 years.  She has facial numbness, nerve pain and a headache that never goes away.  She describes her constant facial numbness as if she is shot up with novacaine.  

      •  Contact the company that makes it. Have the doctor (5+ / 0-)

        contact the company that makes it. Write to the largest newspaper in your area. How much profit did the insurance company make last year? How about their CEO>

        Who are these people anyway?

        Talk to the doctors about prescribing getting the both of you theraphy, maybe an antidepressant for her, if it is safe and appropriate.


        by CuriousBoston on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 09:02:50 PM PST

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