Almost out of MEDs and LAIDOFF

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Mike1212
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 9/2/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys,
Hope everyone is doing well.
I recently got laidoff and im almost done with my meds in about a week.
 Knowing that Canasa is a very $$$$ med  (i take 2 - one at bedtime and one after bowel movement in the morning) and 9 Colazal generics (3 tab 3 times a day)....
These meds make a miracle for me and i HONESTLY dont know wt to do?
ANY help would be appreciated....
1) anything cheaper to replace cansa and colazal?
2) goverment help?
3)should i start tapering down?
THANK YOU in advance

fruitgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 9/2/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Check out the last post in the "sticky thread" at the top of the forum's main page (it's titled UC resources, or something like that). I submitted a post to it last week with a link to a website that gives links to patient assitance programs for drugs used to treat UC. There is also a link to find free/reduced cost clinics, if you need to see a doctor as well.

Also, you should probably look into COBRA, so that you don't have a lapse in insurance coverage. Once you find a new job, you could have trouble getting insurance due to having a pre-existing condition if you have a lapse in coverage.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Current meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin.


Mike1212
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 9/2/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
im kinda lost cant locate it can u plz give me a better direction to the sticky... sorry im not so computer expert...
thnks

fruitgirl
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   Posted 9/2/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.needymeds.org/resourcepages/crohns_colitis.shtml
 
There's a link directly to the site.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Current meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin.


Dr-A
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 9/2/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
You can get the colazal for free through patient assistance. Not sure on canasa. I should have a thread around that has the phone numbers for each one.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA


Malkavian
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1439
   Posted 9/2/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Patient assistance, and I second paying for COBRA. I've had to do so as I've only been able to get crappy jobs and my dad is laid off, as well.
22, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009, symptoms for 2 years beforehand
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently taking Asacol (1200 mg 3x/day), Rowasa and Calcium/D supplements


notsosicklygirl
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 16282
   Posted 9/3/2009 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Canasa has an excellent patient assistance program. it is through Axcan Pharma. They pay 100%. I pay $2 for filling. You should get the card ASAP. It has truly been a life saver for me.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
Horrible relapse: August 08 - December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
 

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