Whoa, slow down the thinking and take a deep breath..........with your meds if you do not have a job look at the Pharmaceutical Companies that will provide the meds at next to nothing. Almost all of the major drug companies offer a patient assistance program in which your prescription drugs will be made available to you at a greatly reduced price or for free. You can check with the individual drug company, either by visiting the website or calling headquarters on the telephone, for more information. Also, ask your doctor to check with the pharmaceutical representative when he or she is in the office.
Here is another link for you that may give you some info if you did not hear it all on the news today.
I would assume that you will be eligible for unemployment benefits........which have been extended now.
Or you could join me and just flee the country to a place where there is no extradition...........kidding. I never thought I would be looking for a job to stay busy but also that pays as I had a nice retirement plan and have lost so much of it that I need to work for the money to pay for the bills too.
Keep talking to us and know we care. please take care of your health first and I am glad you found the food bank.
You have are caring and support and of course our prayers.
Many hugs to you.
I am so sorry and I do empathize with you especially on the meds............being retired and having insurance through my husband I still pay out $$ monthly for the meds that are now in the formulary my insurance company will cover.
One suggestion for sleep med, I use Trazadone 100 mg for sleep and it works like a charm. I tried Lunesta and on the second dose I was struck down by the severe vertigo for 24 hours and could not get upright. I know everyone reacts to meds differently.
Trazodone is a tetracyclic antidepressant medication. It may also be used for relief of anxiety disorders (eg, sleeplessness, tension) and chronic pain. Used at the dose of 50-150 mg is what my RX is for sleep. It is also an old drug and therefore much cheaper then the new drugs.
Just food for thought. I know others on the forum that use this med for sleep.
Now eating......You must eat, that is an order from Mother Kitt. 350 calories a day is not enough to sustain you or keep your body healthy. Get to that Food shelf and find those foods that are higher in calories and get some nourishment into your body. If you don't you will get to sick to keep on keeping on and I have faith in you so don't you dare just give up.
Food stamps, soup kitchens................do not be proud. Churches............whatever it takes my friend.
Hostess in a restaurant, you can eat all the mistakes........... I used to eat all the dessert mistakes when I worked as a waitress...... Oh my.
Keep on posting and know we care and we are here for you, Vent, cry and do keep on seeing your physician. Smile too as you are not crazy and you need some laughter in your life even when life deals us lemons..............make lemonade.
Hi Frances :)
So sorry I deleted my previous post, because it just did not do justice to what you are going through right now my friend. This economy has been so hard on everyone, and my prayers go out to you. I wish you the best of luck on finding a new job. It sounds to me like you have everything in line and know your stuff lady! I don't know where I would be if I went through all of the stress you are under right now. . . I know it has to be hard on your anxiety, plus causing depression, and I want you to know that we are all here for you, just like you are for all of us :)
Keep your chin up and have faith that you will land square on your feet again. Definitely do eat more to keep up your strength and hopefully you can get your med situation straightend out soon. I know the health care stuff is hard because both my grandmother and I are struggling with this as well. I pray that our new Presidential Administration will follow through with the campaign promises and start helping us with all health care costs. Kitt gave you tons of valuable information and I think I'm going to add this link to our thread on Surviving the Economic Crisis for all members to get help.
I know you mentioned before that you considered boarding people to help out. Is this still an option for you? I know back in the Great Depression, my family did this and we still do today so we don't lose our homes that we worked so hard for. . . Do you possibly even have an attic or basement area you could occupy to make more money renting the house? I am just throwing out some ideas :)
Take care and I wish you the best that life has to offer my friend,
Your Bro Sam :)