For when you can't afford your medications

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applevenus
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   Posted 12/23/2011 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
This information comes from a very good source, or else I wouldn't share it, because there are a lot of questionable sites. However, this was shared on an Atlanta area radio show by the local economic guru who helps people avoid scams and getting ripped off, so I feel pretty safe to share this. I have not used the site myself, so I cannot personally recommend it, but again, I feel it is probably safe since I got it from a trusted source for information. It is a site that helps people get medications when they can't afford them. I haven't looked into it enough to know under what terms they help people with meds, or what situation you have to be in to get help with your medications.

needymeds.org/

ak angel
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   Posted 12/24/2011 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been paying cash for my meds this year. One med. with Dr. Appointment $300 each month. No refills on this med. I tried to stop it and became very sick. I looked hard for help and never could find some. We fall right under the crack for income based on most of those sites. My Medicare starts next month, some relief. I hope to at least to get a tax brake from paying so much medical this year.

jmw
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   Posted 12/24/2011 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
A lot of pharmaceutical companies offer free medication for low income people. Another option is checking the website for the company that makes your medication.
Jill

Chronic muscle spasms and fibromyalgia.

Sherrine
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   Posted 12/24/2011 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
In Fibro 101 there is a link about prescription drug help and Needy Meds is one of them.  I think it's a good site too.
 
Sherrine
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bayoub2
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   Posted 12/24/2011 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
these programs are great if you have no insurance BUT if you have medicare or caid, you are not eligible and are stuck with high copays . My seroquel was 70/month. i wish there were more programs to help with high copays

but thanks for the info

maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica

cymbalta seroquel hydrocodone klonopin magnesium potassium

yellwdaisy
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   Posted 12/25/2011 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to resign back in Sept from my job of more than 10 years and am having trouble trying to get insurance. Everyone so far has declined me due to my med dx and medications I take. I am over the line for any assistance due to my husbands income, so I know how expensive meds can be.
 
Thanks for the link...I will check it out. Maybe it will help.
 
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ak angel
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   Posted 12/26/2011 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Yellow daisy- your story sounds like mine. I just wanted to tell you or others that I wasn't shy in letting my Dr's know my circumstances with no medical insurance. This is my first year in my life that I didn't have medical insurance. I had one year left before my Medicare kick in. I walk on egg shells all year. My dr's helped me with the bill and I was able to get a free grant for mental health services. I called around town for the cheapest blood work sites and meds. It saved me hundreds of dollars this way. I just read where they have a blue book on health care on line. It gives cost of healthcare in your area. I might just look that up.

getting by
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   Posted 12/26/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for sharing the site to needymeds. I am sure it will help many. And as was mentioned above by a member, sometimes the drug companies themselves will help you out. I am lucky to have insurance, but my copays can be high. One is so high that my doc writes twice the milligram and I cut them in two and they last two months. Plus they give me samples too. So that really helps. If I didn't have insurance, it would be over 400.00 a month. Just for 30 pills. It is crazy the price of medications. And it works well for me os I don't want to switch. My doc doesn't want me to either.

I hope that you all are having a painfree day. Take care...

Hugs, Karen
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applevenus
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   Posted 12/26/2011 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I'm sorry I didn't realize it was listed in Fibro 101 already, even though I have been there many times I missed that info. That is good to have a resources list. I figured if it helped even only one person, it was worth posting.
46F, Fibromyalgia, Vitamin D deficiency, allergies/multiple chemical sensitivities, possible Chronic Fatigue & occasional IBS symptoms.

I take vitamins, Tramadol for pain, Flexeril as needed.

Kidz Mom
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   Posted 12/28/2011 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Prior to being employed my husband retired and we lost all our insurance. Shortly after is when I DX with Fibro. I was already on tramadol and soma for a back injury at work. The doctors would refill it but finding it at low cost was very hard. I found that Sams Club pharmacies are the least expensive. If you have one in your area I highly reccommend calling them and getting a price quote on your meds. You do not have to have a Sams Club membership to use their pharmacy. One of the nurses told me about it.
DD- diagnosed with Fibro 1/2011, hypothyroid, hysterectomy in 2009, slipped disc L4/ L5, migraines. Daily: soma, cymbalta 11/2011 amitriptylin added 12/2/11.

Sherrine
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   Posted 12/28/2011 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
You're right, Apple.  It is a wonderful site.  The other site is good, too.  We can use all the help we can get!
 
Sherrine
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