You might wantto check with your college about
help paying for meds. When I was at a university, they had a student health plan that helped with medication costs. I know the trial and error method of finding the right med is frustrating, but it the best way to find what will work for you. You gained a lot of knowledge from trying the Asacol. Is there a way you can pick up partial prescript
ions? That way it won't cost you as much if something is obviously not working after a couple of days. And once you find something that works, look into mail-order and 90 day supplies. When I was on Asacol, it was $45 a month from a local pharmacy, but only $60 for three months through my mail-order place.
Stick with the meds though. UC is tough to get under control without meds, but once you get things settled down, you can decide on whether or not to continue with the prescript
s. Right now I'm spending so much on doc appts, meds and supplements that I have very little extra cash for anything else, but I look at it as an investment in my health, and someday that investment will pay off.
Keep the faith, and feel free to rant here anytime. That is what we're here for!
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Prednisone 30mg