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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 2/5/2005 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I read in one of your posts that the Government will only pay for the "cheaper" and "older" meds. That's really unfortunate for you.
I don't know where you're from but I'm from Ontario and our Provincial Government will pay for "MOST" medications if perscribed by a Doctor. In some cases, the coverage will cover some of the cost and the patient is responsible for the rest.
Randy (Ontario)
Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 2/5/2005 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Randy,

I'm in New Zealand- though actually I was born in Toronto, Ontario :-)  I've been in New Zealand a long time though.

I got a bit more information the other day about accessing the newer meds in NZ- they are neurologist only drugs and  you only get to see a neurologist if the paediatrician can't sort you out. So I guess we will only get a referral to a neurologist if Jessica runs into problems on the Epilim/Depakote.

Thanks for your concern!

Take care,




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Date Joined Nov 2004
Total Posts : 163
   Posted 2/8/2005 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Jennifer, I live in the United States and went on mdeicaid not to long ago. I had to change neuroligist but that was mostly do to my seizures increaseing. It is a little different being on medicaid but you can usually get the sme medications as if you had health insurance. Most DR> have a list of meds. that medicaid won't pay for and check it out before the give you any medications. With seizure medications I have not had any problem with any of the meds. being paid for by medicaid. Mary
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