I have been struggling for months to get an anti-nausea drug that works. I mean, I am on methotrexate (chemo)! And even before I was on it the lupus itself made me nauseous. Nausea squared, you might say (if you were a huge geek like me).
So what did it take to actually get a drug that works? Not phone calls. Not logical discussions about how much weight I was losing. Not crying while talking to a nurse. No, all it took was for me to wear a shirt that looks bad on me pared with a scarf that totally clashes with my hair. Bam. RX instantly granted. Apparently the secret is that you really do have to "look" sick. I think that is, no pun intended, absolutely, well, sick.
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