Year: 1993 Source: The Medical Post, v.29, no.25, (June 22, 1993). p.10,13 SIEC No: 19930550

This article is self written case history about a Canadian doctor who was diagnosed with lupus and trigeminal neuralgia. As a result of her illness this doctor required narcotics to control her pain. The author covers the affects of the pain on her life and her need to control it to live a productive life. Hence, when she is cut off her medication she felt that she had no alternative but to commit suicide.