Let me tell you all somethiing. I think some of these docs have gone off the deep end and need counseling themselves. Enough is enough with the pills. You got an itch, take this pill, you got a rash, take this pill. Donno about you, but I am sick and tired of putting these pills into their perspective boxes every Subday night and the money; I coul have had a condo on the Hawaiian islands by now. I have thought about this for such a long time and now, at 1:30 in the AM, after taking all 13 pills including a sleeping pill, I am awake. How do we know which one isn;t battling the others? How do we know that we really need them? I feel very fortunate to have the best insurance with the best benefits with co-pays and in/out patient or I would be standing on the street holding a sign reading "I'll work for medications". It is very sad for the people who need them and can't afford them. This is a list of my meds and why THEY say I shuld take them:
Depakote, 3,000 mg s day for epilepsy
Prozac, 60 mgs twice a day depression
Xanax, 2 pills one in am one in pm, 1 mg each, anxiety
Clorazapate 2 daily in AM and PM, nerves
Nadalol, 40 mg a day for heart murmer and hypertension
Synthyroid, 0.75 mg, thyroid issues
Remaron, 60 mg twice a day, sleep and depression (am I asleep?)
Prilosec, acid reflux disease
Imitrex, 25 mg for migraines
Flonase as needed
Albuterol for asthma every day
Maxair for asthma as needed
Celebrex, KICKED IT OUT THE DOOR!
15 meds, costing a lot of money with my co-pay.
Depakote is $50 a month
Initrex is $5 a pill in a 9 pak, $45
Flonase, $20 but costs $60 without ins
Synthyroid, $40 co-pay.
After all is said and done, I am blessed. I have a husband who cares for me, He has a great job with good medical and a good salary. We have a nice place to live, food on our table, clothes on our back and everything in our Townhome is paid for. We have a new SUV, 2 great dogs that are our babies so what the hell am I griping about? I'm not, but I know some of you are in hard times and always remember that I pray for you every day. God will provide and show us the way. You have to believe. It's that simple!