A Vicious Cycle

Today, I woke up with a migraine.

Then I took my prescribed pills on an empty stomach.

Then I took my daughter to Toddler Time at the local inflatables park.

And, guess what? I still forgot to eat.

AND… there was nothing at the inflatable park for me to eat that didn’t have dairy. 😦

Now, if I hadn’t given up dairy this morning it would have been fine. Dairy milk always quieted the heart burn that I get from taking my medications.

But dairy milk also bloats me almost immediately and causes both eczema and breakouts. Which is why I decided to eliminate it from my diet this morning.

So, I’ve spent most of the day reading labels and avoiding dairy. And trying not to cry because my stomach hurt.

You see, I have a bad stomach that is probably full of ulcers due to the 8-11 prescribed pills I have to take every day.

One of those is supposed to be prilosec,  to eliminate the heartburn and protect my stomach from all the other pills.

Unfortunately, prilosec is $56 a month since I don’t have insurance currently.

Now all the medications that cause the holes in my stomach are  $4-$10 a month, without insurance.

It’s a vicious cycle.

Fuck Big Pharma.


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