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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:25 PM

Looks like I picked a bad time to change my meds...

No worries, I'm not wandering the streets, living under a tarp, or eating out of garbage cans...

So, my personal experiment (against medical advice) to reduce the side effects of my previous meds was failing, and I had some other chronic medical problems dogging me, so I went to my doctor. I've gone back to an old reliable medication that ought to start working with the familiar unpleasant (but tolerable) side effects, and I've got a new med for the other problem. Combined they make me feel very dizzy. A little bit dizzy is a temporary side effect of both, but added together it's a bit much. I'm sure that will go away.

So today, for the first time in months, I'm getting urgent phone calls about money we owe related to Medical Bills we can't pay, Student Loans, and blah, blah, blah.

Fuck'm. Shit like this wouldn't happen if I lived in a civilized nation with a national health care plan. I'd still be securely middle class with a good credit rating. My current credit rating is useless, just above those who have borrowed money and vanished without a trace. The credit agencies know where I live, they've got my phone number, but I haven't got any money or net worth.

If I was in the very worst of my paranoid states I'd be feeling like Plutocracy Incorporated had flagged my recent health care adventures and they are eager to get what they can from me before I drop dead or go completely 'round the bend...

Fortunately my mental state is a little bit better than that. Simple dizzy ain't so bad compared to some of the meds I've taken. I can deal with things as they are, and I'm hopeful my mental and physical state will be improving soon. True, I was skirting the edges of the black hole, but I hadn't fallen in.

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hunter Jan 2013 OP
get the red out Jan 2013 #1
libodem Jan 2013 #2
Downwinder Jan 2013 #3

Response to hunter (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:46 PM

1. You are right

If we had a civilized society, this wouldn't happen. No one's state of health should count against them by draining them of income.

I hope the dizziness passes soon. Best wishes for you.

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Response to hunter (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:57 PM

2. Stay on those edges don't fall in

I've had depression for a long time now. But when I first started I remember letting myself sink into the deep side.
What grabbed my attention, was the climb, back out.
I couldn't just will myself happy again when I'd had enough of the Debbie Downer Depression. I discovered it is better to catch myself and not indulge the whole magnitude of my ability to dispare.

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Response to hunter (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:30 PM

3. l found that the calls stop after you get a recording of the fellow on

the other end offering to arrange the sale of a kidney to satisfy the debt.

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