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machelle
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   Posted 7/9/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
my doctor put me on lexapro and it seems to be helping i still have trembling in social situtions which i never did before in my life, sure i've been nervous but not trembling all over, but anyways i heard its expensive , he had given me samples for before, but i know that won't last, and he also put zybrexa and a beta blocker, i guess those are for the shakeyness i don't know, i read about them, zybrexa i'm not sure about, i don't have biapolar or scitsophernia or however you spell it,  i can't spell anymore, but it  worries me i don't want to keep to changing meds they put me on celexa in the beginning and it made me feel horrible,  i just want to feel normal again,  i have no insurance and i don't know waht to do. sad

stkitt
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   Posted 7/10/2007 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome Machalle

I know that many of the pharmaceutical companies offer reduced or free medications to people with low incomes, and uninsured. I am sure your physician knows about these programs as your physician must fill out the forms and send direct to the companies and then the meds are delivered to his office where you pick them up.

That is what I have understood but I have no link to offer you. Surely  someone on here may have more information than I do.

You are correct, the new meds are expensive.

Good Luck and stay with us. Keep posting.


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harry4
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   Posted 7/10/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   

I am very doubtful about the zyprexa for anxiety, it may be causing your trembling

generic prozac would probably work as well as lexapro and be cheaper

stay on the beta blocker


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machelle
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   Posted 7/10/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
i went today, and he is keeping on the lexapro and the zyprexa but is taking me off the beta blocker which i think is helping me, $200 for two meds thats about $50 a week, i don't have insurance and its killing me, the beta blocker was only $11.00 i gotta find a way to get it cheaper, i have been on celexa but i was worse, got really depressed, lexapro seems to make me feel better, and i'm trembling less and less, but i don't know

debaser
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   Posted 7/10/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be that the trembling is a temporary side-effect. Presumably you talked to your doctor about this.

And I've also heard about the big Pharma giving medicines away for free or really cheap to the uninsured. Visit their website and they'll let you know what to do. It's a PR thing for them, and probably a tax deduction.

An alternative would be a good ol' fashioned benzo. You have to use them carefully, but they do work and the patents have all run out so there are cheap generics. I'm in between insurance coverage right now and am getting Teva generic clonazepam for 23 bucks at the Target pharmacy. That's for a month's supply.

If your doctor insists on prescribing newer meds, ask him to keep you on a supply of samples. My doc would sometimes do that with Prevacid even if I didn't ask. I'm glad I have them now because that one's $190 for a month's supply! It's crazy.

Good luck.
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   Posted 7/13/2007 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree seek out the pharmacuetical companies they love the PR as Debaser pointed out
And I am sure they will be more than happy toi help you out for now

Good luck and keep us posted
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/13/2007 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree seek out the pharmacuetical companies they love the PR as Debaser pointed out
And I am sure they will be more than happy to help you out for now as Kitt said

Good luck and keep us posted


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