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Tightline
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/24/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
just wanted to say hello. my name is chuck.
 
ive had UC most of my adult life. i hate it. no insurance or nothing.
 
so i take pred. and flygal i get from mexico to help when i can, the rest of the time i just suffer.
 
just wanted to say hello, and tell all you people thanks for being here for us/with us
 
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dakotagirl
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 4/24/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healingwell!

Sorry to hear that you have to suffer with your UC. Have you ever asked your doctor for free samples of meds? Many of the drug companies are willing to help with costs for patients who can't afford meds.

There are lots of people here who have luck with natural remedies as well. Maybe as you look through old posts you'll find something that will work for you...
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
 
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
 
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Dr-A
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 4/24/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
HELLO!

I used to get my colozal for free, the hydrocort and rowasa enemas, and my asacol while I was in school and first getting into my professional career. Three month supplies at a time. You can find the info directly off the pharm companies website. Will usually require an easy call to them to get the paperwork. Just ask about any patient assistance programs. It will just depend on your salary. There are some internet patient assistant programs that require money, but you can do the same thing for free by going directly to the pharms website. I am now blessed that my wife got great insurance, which picked up my pre-existing condition, lol. My meds alone can sometimes cover the cost of the monthly insurance.

It's really easy.
Here is SALIX's for colazal: http://www.salix.com/assets/pdf/pharmacists/Salix_PAP_Application.pdf

Asacol: http://www.pgpharma.com/patient_assistance.shtml

TEVA which covers hydrocort enema and rowasa: Think I had to call them back then: http://www.tevausa.com/default.aspx?pageid=46
Proctitis DX 1998
Lialda 1x day
Hydrocort Enema As Needed


princesscolon
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 733
   Posted 4/24/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there. It must be really hard going through this without insurance. It looks like DA gave you some good links and I hope that they help you.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08

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