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   Posted 9/19/2006 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if any of you are on this probiotic?  I have been for a little over a month, it is helping me out a bit.  The med's I took for the hydrogen test worked a little but I still have many of my symptoms... sad   
If you are on Flora Q; where do you get it from?  I had to order mine online & it took me forever to get it.  I was wondering if maybe my insurance would cover it if I ordered it through the pharmacy? 

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   Posted 9/19/2006 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello crazygut. You Dr may be able to prescribe probiotics that your insurance will pay for. you should call the Dr office and see if your Dr is able to do this for you. Take care Phoelona

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   Posted 9/19/2006 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
My insurance does not cover Flora-Q as a perscription is not needed to buy it. The pharmacy at Eckerd's Drug Store orders mine from their warehouse. It cost about $35 for 30 of them. I take one every two or three days and still get a little benefit from it.

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   Posted 9/19/2006 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Culturelle is $20 for a month's supply and Digestive Advantage is around $10 for a month's supply and both should be located in your nearest chain pharmacy (I have found both at an Eckerd's and Walgreen's). You may want to try them if you don't want the hassle or cost of the other stuff. Like everything that goes into your guts, there's no guarantee that they will work for you, but--who knows?--they may work better.

I agree with Bluemeanies, though: insurance won't pay a dime for OTC meds, and, as far as I know, there's not a prescription probiotic to be had. You can write to the company that produces the product and tell them that you like their product, it has helped some, etc.; a lot of companies will send customers coupons when they write in like that. If you're really having trouble affording your meds, you can also write the company and say as much. A number of the big drug companies are offering discount cards and/or coupons to people who otherwise can't afford their meds; the makers of probiotics might be smaller companies that aren't as philanthropic, but you never know until you try.

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   Posted 9/21/2006 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Check out ( ). My gi recomended florastor or flora q they both are suposed to be the same. Their website says sometimes they will send you some if you are having problems & having trouble paying for meds. The cost is 36.00 a bottle. 50 pills to a bottle, 1 in morning 1 at night. I have cut back to 1 in morning. I don't know if it is the med or what, I do feel somewhat better. They also tell you where you can purchase it in your area. I'm just about out myself , but I'm not willing to give it up for fear I'll go back to the point I was!  It did take several weeks to see a difference.
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