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kaca
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   Posted 2/15/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been off my meds for a year. I stopped taking them, because I went through a divorce and had no insurance for a while.  I now have insurance, but you have to wait a year for it to cover a pre existing illnes. My year will be up in July. I have been trying so hard to make it, but I feel myself falling into a pretty bad depression.  I was taking a combo of pills....adderall xr....topamax...xoloft, and wellbutrin. This cocktail of medication adds up to a big expense.  Does anyone have any ideas for me? Also, Can you go to any doctor for these medications? 

kaca
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   Posted 2/15/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought about ordering meds from these online places? They say that you don't need a perscription, but I wonder if the medicine is o.k.....I also wonder if it is legal.

Geebs
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   Posted 2/15/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Most major universities have an affiliation with a local hospital, including a psychiatric service, to help people and cover medication for free. NAMI is also a great organization to contact for information about services in your area. If you feel depressed and need medication, any local hospital should be able to help you with their clinic services.

You should not order any medication online because it is not reliable and may not contain the proper ingredients. Also, you should be not playing doctor and self-treating yourself.

Let us know how you're doing and hang in there!

ShynSassy
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   Posted 2/15/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Kaca
Geebs is right,do not ever self medicate. Plus from what I have read the meds are not the same strenghts as what your doctor will prescribe. And a major scam from the online companies is sending you a med that you did not order.
You might want to double check with your insurance company as when I changed insurance,depression did not count in their list of "pre existing"....
Get yourself to a doctor and find out if you can right away.
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CRANKY 1
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   Posted 2/15/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey,
 
Buying drugs online is very risky, expensive, and dangerous.  First, these sites move around a lot to avoid prosecution.  You have to sign up first, which costs a up to a couple of hundred dollars.  For this, you get an "ON-LINE CONSULTATION" with someone claiming to be a doctor.  He will make a diagnosis, and pretty much prescribe whatever you ask for.  The prices are outrageous, and you have no certainty of the quality of what you get, provided that they don't just take your money and run.  THUS, BAD IDEA.
 
You can contact the Drug Companies themselves, as most of them have programs for people on limited incomes, who can affort to purchase the medication without insurance.  Even though you are getting divorced, you probably have an income higher than their threshold.
 
There are also programs that do all the work for you.  Try this link:
www.PPARx.org , which is the program that Montel Williams promotes.  This organization contacts the drug companies for you, and gets the drugs for you at a reduced fee, or completely free, based on your income.  Of course, you have to get the prescriptions from your doctors first.
 
As a last resort, check to see if there is a reduced scale clinic in your area.  The cost of an appointment depends on your income/ability to pay.  Many of these clinics have their own drug programs, where they will do all the paperwork to get you the medications you need.
 
Try some of these out, and see if you get anywhere.  Let us know how you are doing.
 
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