Out of Metformin...mail order meds

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2012-07-18 09:18:02 -0500
Started 2012-07-15 13:09:21 -0500

Hi folks! Hope everyone is doing well today. I feel just okay. I have had allot of neuropathy pain in my right arm the last few days. Sometimes I have had to just hold it, because of the nerves and pain bothering me. Not to mention that I ran out of Metformin this week, because we are waiting for it to come in the mail. I for one, do not like this medicine mail thing…I will be out of my meds at least another 3 days. My blood sugar, always runs high. Now it's in the 300s. Least I have insulin to help keep it down. I haven't been able to exercise between my arm and my left shoulder bother me a few days to. I am not in an uppy mood today. I am just here. I am blessed though, so I can't complain to much. I just wanted to know if any of you do this mail ordering meds, and what your exp with it has been. The people are nice to deal with, it just makes more convient to go 2 minutes to Wal Mart and pick it up. The reason my husband insist upon it is, we get it cheaper, every 90 days. I don't see any difference. Time will tell.

16 replies

eristar 2012-07-16 06:14:10 -0500 Report

I have mail order and love it - my pharmacy runs it, contact my physician when I need a renewal, and always has it at my house at least a week before I run out of anything, with no charge for shipping. The only things I need to go in for are Lantus (because of the refrigeration) and needles, for obvious reasons.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-15 18:58:32 -0500 Report

I get a 90 day supply of Metformin 500 mg from Walmart for $6.00 and I don't have a prescription plan. In fact when I had a prescription plan it was still $6.00. I don't mail order meds because with the mail the way it is, I could run out waiting for it to arrive or they could send me the wrong meds by mistake. At WalMart, I can check to make sure I have the right meds before I walk away from the pharmacy.

I also don't have a mail box. I have a mail slot and if the package does not fit in the slot it will be left on the step. The mail carrier has actually left an order of checks on the step because they would not fit in the mail slot. Thankfully, no on took them.

Nana_anna 2012-07-18 09:08:18 -0500 Report

That's what I told my husband. We got it on the 4.00 plan at Wal Mart. Same thing, saves waiting and time.

marshagolightly 2012-07-15 17:03:22 -0500 Report

Can you get on the mail orders website to order. I get on mine to check the dates for when I am eligible to order that med again. I keep track of those dates and place the order the day I am eligible even when I am not running low. Or sign up for auto refills. The only time I have had an issue was when it was delivered to the wrong address (insulin). It had sat for 2 days in the sun. I called my mail order pharmacy and they next day aired more to me at no charge.

Nana_anna 2012-07-18 09:10:07 -0500 Report

I am worried that the mail (lady) will put it in another mailbox to. This time I got two okay. Still waiting on the others. We will be moving soon, to. We will probably have to do on line until we get another place.

Nana_anna 2012-07-15 18:00:31 -0500 Report

That's what we are concerned with to. Hopefully I can watch for the mail, when it comes, since its right out in front.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-15 14:47:34 -0500 Report

Mail order is not bad, as long as you place your order with enough time to get it before running out of your meds. You should be able to keep your bg # in range with the insulin by increasing the amount and frequency of injection:)

For us we pay $30.00 for a brand name for 30 day supply so 3 mo x 30 = $90.00, but through mail order the exact same would cost us $52.00 a big difference.

Nana_anna 2012-07-15 18:04:08 -0500 Report

That is a big difference. I had enough for two weeks at least at the time of the renewal for my meds. But not this long. Now we know and the company knows to send it asap.

MAYS 2012-07-15 13:38:11 -0500 Report

Mail order prescriptions can be a good (or) bad thing.
Normally they ship you either a 1 month, or 3 month supply before your month is out, the best way to ensure that you do not run short of your medications is to have at least a (1-2 months) supply on hand.

May I ask what part of the country (usa) you live in?
Depending on where you live, you may be able to receive "free" metformin tablets monthly from certain pharmacies nationwide, or receive them at a very, very low cost.

You can see the list of pharmacies by clicking on the link below:
(some also offer free antibiotics, blood pressure and diabetes medications)



Nana_anna 2012-07-15 14:39:10 -0500 Report

Thanks Mays, we are in Florida. My Dr. suggested it also. I will try it for a little time. Thanks for the info :)

DeanaG 2012-07-15 13:21:07 -0500 Report

Our insurance offers a mail order deal for our prescriptions, but I have never tried it because of same thing you are going thru now. I have always been afraid it would take so long to get here or get lost in the mail that I just found it easier to go pick them up. Good luck, hope you receive it sooner rather than later. ;-)

Nana_anna 2012-07-15 14:40:17 -0500 Report

Thank you, I hope it comes at least by Tuesday. I need my other ones to for thyroid. Hopefully won't be to long.