It's OFFICIAL - My job has been being eliminated

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   Posted 3/11/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
So, as of today, I can no longer see my therapist, my meds will not be covered, no health insurance.  I found out officially that my position has been eliminated.  Now my anxiety is full blown depression and feeling very sorry for myself.  How will I pay for my meds.  What happens if I need to go to a doctor?  And if I hear the phrase "when God closes one door, he opens another" one more time today I think I will scream.  No, I am not mad at God, but am mad at the world for what is happening to me.  I know millions of others every day are losing their jobs too, but this is happening to ME.  Thanks for letting me vent and thanks for listening.
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   Posted 3/11/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
You may want to check with human resources and see if there is a program that you can sign up with for your appointments and medications. I don't know where you live, but here there are programs to help you when you don't have insurance. Also your therapist might be able to help you.

I wish you luck with this and I hope that this helps.

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   Posted 3/11/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   

I am so sorry to hear you lost your job and with it your benefits.  I am wondering if your benefits are paid through the end of the month?

I hope the company is offering counseling re loss of benefits and help in appying for unemployment.

I know the drug companies have programs for discounted meds and I would talk with your physician to see if you are able to apply for any of those benefits as well as changing to generic meds or meds of similar composition that are less expensive.

I know we have had others that have gone through this very same problem and I would hope someone will come forward with more ideas for you.

You have the right to feel down and angry that this has happened and I am here for you.  Keep posting to us.


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   Posted 3/13/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ocean,

I work on contract so I am constantly employed/unemployed. Non-generic meds (most SSRIs) are very expensive up to $200/month. Cobra is also prohibiyivrly expensive, $1200/month in my last case. My GP to agreed to double my doses so I could take half a tablet each day when uninsured. Benzos are almost all offered as generic and cheap - but also highly addictive especially if you start using them alone (& increasing dose) without SSRIs (as I've found the hard way), trying to get the same effect. I know I need both to feel balanced and capable.

Drug companies have discount programs mostly for the drugs they want more trial info on. I don't know what meds you're on. See if there's anyway your Dr. would prescribe you 90 days worth of all your meds now - some insurance companies will pay for this a couple times per year if you say you are going away. Then immediately begin seeking out info as to whether your state (also assuming you're American) has any type of unemployed insurance coverage you can buy cheap. Some do - some don't.

Just my personal experience - hope this helps.

Good Luck,

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   Posted 3/13/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Great Input Cary. there are so many rules, and regs that it is hard to sort out especially when your anxiety is already running on high.

Good Luck Ocean

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   Posted 3/16/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree you have all the right to be angry Ocean.....

Check out the drug companies and input that Kitt and Cary gave you as well
Keep us posted plz
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   Posted 3/17/2008 3:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish that I had some words of encouragement for you.  I was laid off on the 6th but I just had my Remicade on the 12th.  Hopefully insurance will cover it.  Looking for alternatives so I will let you know if I find something.  It is scary.
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