Skipping your Medication

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2011-12-05 08:38:24 -0600
Started 2011-11-28 07:14:40 -0600

I know the economy is hard. Yet skipping your medication isnt good. Here is an article on that.

The ramifications of what "could" happen isnt worth it.

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June Tademy
June Tademy 2011-12-03 16:25:27 -0600 Report

Reviewing discussions and liked this one—it is true that the ramifictions of skipping meds is not worth it but what do you tell someone who cannot truly afford the meds and have to skip days? If you make a penny over what is called the "low-income" amount and are seeking help, you do not get any help and it is shameful.
At least that is the way it is in CA. Yet I know of people not working and never have worked and are getting assistance on meds, doctors, food, etc., All of this has to stop, there is not much consideration given to the poor or the elderly. People are forgetting that they themselves are one step from loosing their jobs so it behooves everyone to extend a little kindness to the people, it does not hurt one bit!!! I really do not know what one should do but to tell the doctor and ask for help.!

Kf6krc 2011-11-29 09:23:59 -0600 Report

this is a tough one, i take several meds and one of them runs me 70 dollars a month after my benifits. i have explained to my doctor that there are times i can not afford all of the meds sometimes so she told me to call her and she could get me enough samples until i could get the prescription filled.

TsalagiLenape 2011-11-29 08:38:08 -0600 Report

Yes I understand that. I would wish the darn government would do its job better. I mean if you make one dollar over the limit you cant get help from welfare but others who are not hardworking can get it but wont work.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-28 14:36:41 -0600 Report

Wow this is a tough one. When you have to choose between putting food on the table, putting gas in your car to get to medical appointments, paying the utilities, paying housing costs or paying for expensive meds it is a hard choice.
For a long time I did not have prescription help so did have to make a choice and went without my diabetic meds. My dr understood and gave me samples whenever he could. Some drug companies will aid with meds but my problem was I had to finish paying off my car $400 a month. After putting thousands into it letting it go back would not have made sense. We have no taxi or public transportation in my small rural town. Survival choices can be really tough.

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