SRS Got help and its over with already.

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  1. BradUF

    BradUF Guest

    Well I can only take one type of pill due to my high blood pressure. The pills cost $600.00 a bottle for 90 pills. My insurance ends in 60 days and I cant afford to pay for any of this stuff once its up. Once these few pills are gone I can never get any again until I am rich.. At least I will hopefully make it through school. All I have to say is fuck the medical companies that make this stuff.
     
  2. civicmon

    civicmon got all my game from the streets of california.

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    what did they give you? Unless it's a stimulant, you can probably order it from Canada cheaply.. and why is your insurance expiring?
     
  3. BradUF

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    Streterra. My insuarnce expires when I am out of high school and even with insuarnce its still a ton of money.
     
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    Staterra has a generic version
     
  5. BradUF

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    Doctor didnt say anything about that.
     
  6. johan

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    Buy the generic from Canada. Prolly cost you peanuts.
     
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    yay for us :bigthumb:
     
  8. BradUF

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    How much is it there?
     
  9. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/

    You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy lifestyle. These steps include maintaining a healthy weight; being physically active; following a healthy eating plan, that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy foods; choosing and preparing foods with less salt and sodium; and, if you drink alcoholic beverages, drinking in moderation. In this section you will learn more about healthy lifestyle habits for preventing and controlling high blood pressure.

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/prevent/prevent.htm

    Following a Healthy Eating Pattern
    Reducing Salt and Sodium in Your Diet
    Maintaining a Healthy Weight
    Being Physically Active
    Limiting Alcohol Intake
    Quitting Smoking
    Q&A on Other Factors Affecting Blood Pressure
     
  10. teo

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    Eh?
    Of course not. Some doctors get commissions from drug companies to push their product over a competitors'. It depends on your doctor and the drug in question.

    http://canadadrugstop.com/drugdetail.php?keyword=strattera
     
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    Some docs simply don't prescribe generic unless you specifically ask.

    Some pharmacies will call your doc on your behalf to ask if it's ok to substitute, but again, they get a fatter margin on brand-name over generic so it really depends on
    which pharmacy you go to.

    Doctors defend this practice because it's not really their job to save you as much money as possible. That's your job as a consumer, which you do by asking the right questions.

    Sure it would've been nice if he'd offered, but firstly you're covered by insurance and secondly, now you know for future reference.

    The fact that you won't have insurance in the future and it would've been nice to know this up-front...isn't really relevant, how is the doc supposed to know/keep track of all the future financial situations of all his patients.
     
  12. BradUF

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    He asked me if I had insurance before he presribed it and I said yes. He said good because if not then it would be a problem. He was bitching about how expenssive it was. I never would have guessed it was 600.00 for 90 pills.
     
  13. civicmon

    civicmon got all my game from the streets of california.

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    I trust that site..

    also on that site... [font=Verdana, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif] The drug is not available for shipment from Canada[/font]

    Canada Drug Stop Ships Discount Strattera to All 51 States!



     
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    Go back to your doctor and tell him your insurance runs out in 60 days. Explain it to him. He might pre-write a script for like 200 of them, and have the pharmacy fill it ahead of time.

    Then again, if you'd done this months ago...it'd be less of an issue. Where's Peyomp when ya need him. Never mind, he's in a better place now...
     
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    Straterra is brand new... a couple years. There is no generic yet, is there? Then again, maybe I'm getting old and its been like 5 years.

    But yeah, get it from Canada. And try not to be so pessimistic.
     
  16. BradUF

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    Do the pills expire because over the summer I wont take them.
     
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    This isn't really getting help. This is bullshit. Half assed, as usual.
     
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    EliteLamer: its great you went to the doctor. If you don't trust this one, then find one you do trust. And then follow his recommendation.

    I'm pretty sure it wasn't your doctor's idea that you take a "summer holiday" from your adhd meds.

    Otherwise, I'm forced to agree with Peyomp. This is something of a little game to you. Meds are not something you play around with. If you need them, take them. If you don't, stay off.

    A little on-again, off-again dance with medication is just going to screw with you even more.
     
  20. Listen to the specialist and stay on the medication. If you absolutely feel you can't do that, then you'll have to stop.

    Allow your doctor to monitor the medication, and do him or her a favor by telling him or her exactly what you're experiencing by calling and leaving him or her messages as well as going to your scheduled appointments. Allow the doctor to guide you, but remember that you also need to be proactive and help him or her by being upfront and honest about what you want and don't want out of the therapy, as well as what changes you are or aren't seeing as you move through the process.

    We all care about you and really would like to see you feel the way you'd like to feel rather than always feeling so negative, fatigued, and overwhelmed. If you really want to improve your life then you're going to have to stop pretending that you're in control, and allow others to impart their knowledge and insight on you. I'm not saying that if you do this the sky will suddenly part and blessings of energy, happiness and love will pour down, but if you don't give an inch, then you'll get what you give. Give it a chance before you set yourself up for failure!

    Going to the appointment was a huge step for you. I encourage you to not to invalidate that step by trying to take the therapy into your own hands before you've even really begun to give it or the professional a chance.
     
  21. Yes, often then can write some scripts for 3 or 6 months in advance, and set you up with a shipping pharmacy. The doctor can be useful in helping you with this but only if you discuss it with him.

    Most doctors won't go out of their way to try to impart wisdom on you unless you take an interest in doing so. They have far too many patients and for too little energy to coax people into doing what is in their own best interest. They'll simply wait for you to be proactive and do the footwork before they'll begin putting themselves out there.

    I've learned this from over 18 years of seeing specialists. The average medical professional does care a lot, but they can't make you care. So if you won't take your medicine, and if you won't eat right, or stop smoking, or won't start exercising, or won't keep your appointments, or won't be honest about your drug dependancy, or this, this or that - then they won't discuss it either! It won't help, and they know it from experience.
     
  22. BradUF

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    WTF.
     
  23. johan

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    What? You don't agree, or you don't understand his meaning?
     
  24. BradUF

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    lol I dont agree.
     
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    Heh, well, you're young, carefree and don't seem to give a damn.

    So...the resilience of youth will see you through just fine. Have a good summer vacation.
     

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