It Only Took 9 Years!

United States
June 21, 2017 3:30pm CST
Years ago I had an experience with Abilify that almost sent me to gambling even though I was in recovery from my addiction. In an attempt to stop the increasing urge I asked for a different medication, that new medication (Pristiq), which I have been on for 9 years. Because of a recent problem getting that medication ordered through a patient assistance program, I not only proved a point about the medicine but may have finally gotten through to the Pfizer that the medication has applications for Compulsive Gambling. I just finished talking to someone on the phone about it. I am now hopeful that Pristiq will be approved for helping others with A Gambling Addiction! As I said in the title "It only took me 9 Years" to get through to someone!
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@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 17
I've never heard of this medication, Pristiq. Nice to know it helps with your addiction. Wonder if it can help with other addictions too?
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• United States
21 Jun 17
@UmiNoor It likely will be discovered to help with many others! I have been trying for almost 9 years to get to this point. Oddly it just went generic!
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@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 17
@Berniezeitler 9 years is quite a long time. It must have been difficult for you.
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• United States
21 Jun 17
@UmiNoor Staying clean is not that hard any more but fighting to get this medication recognized has been difficult for sure!
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@mandala100 (43619)
• Hong Kong
21 Jun 17
I hope and pray for your fortitude to resist that gambling urge.
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• United States
21 Jun 17
@mandala100 I have many tools in my tool box to resist. I'm just glad to have gotten through to the company so they can study it's value with respect to addictions!
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Jun 17
keep fighting the fight on that one!
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@sharon6345 (126174)
• United States
21 Jun 17
The good thing is you did it.
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• United States
21 Jun 17
Wow you are a great warrior to get through to 'those' people!
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