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    Hello
    I was just wondering if any of yall new of any way that I could get some kind of help with my meds. I have lost my insurance b/c my job cut my hours b/c I have been absent so much b/c of the ic. The elmiron is now almost $300 and I am on aterax/hydroxy, lexapro and uricit. I can't even afford to go to the doc anymore. I can't get any help from the health department either. I am worried b/c not only do I have ic but I have endometriosis too. I have had four surgeries in a year and now the stupid credit people are threating to garnish the little wages I do make. I am only 20 years old and on my own and so sick and stressed that I don't know what to do. Sorry to be so down and running my mouth but any suggestions would be greatful.
    Jenny Roffe

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    Here is a page about Drug Assistance programs:

    http://www.ic-network.com/drugassistance/
    Kim

    Diagnosed August 2001

    Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)


    Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

    I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.

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    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

    “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy

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