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Old 10-07-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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I can't afford my asthma and allergy medications. I am unemployed and don't qualify for Medicaid.(I am single with no children.) I need to stop taking my medication because I can't afford the cost of the prescriptions. I take Advair, Nasonex, Allegra, Singulair, Ventolin, and use nebulizer treatments if I am bad.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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Where do you live, and what allergies do you have that you need to take that much medication?
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Have you checked to see if your county has any programs to help?

It's a long shot, but if you're in Bexar county I can tell you where to get help. Otherwise, try calling 211 and ask about clinics or programs in your area.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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Allegra is OTC now, but I find it more expensive than when it was prescription-only
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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You should talk to your doctor's office. Many drug companies have programs for people like you. My husband who is on unemployment gets Symbicort free from AstraZenica.

If that isn't an option for you Walgreens has a savings card that costs $20/yr and it saves me close to 50% on all my medicines. I'm unemployed also but not eligible for unemployment.

Last but not least, try free clinics in your area.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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You should talk to your doctor's office. Many drug companies have programs for people like you. My husband who is on unemployment gets Symbicort free from AstraZenica.

If that isn't an option for you Walgreens has a savings card that costs $20/yr and it saves me close to 50% on all my medicines. I'm unemployed also but not eligible for unemployment.

Last but not least, try free clinics in your area.
Good advice! When I was a student, my doctor sent in some forms and I got free meds - not all, but the most expensive ones. I would also ask why you are on so many meds. Maybe your doctor can prune them down.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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You should talk to your doctor's office. Many drug companies have programs for people like you. My husband who is on unemployment gets Symbicort free from AstraZenica.

If that isn't an option for you Walgreens has a savings card that costs $20/yr and it saves me close to 50% on all my medicines. I'm unemployed also but not eligible for unemployment.

Last but not least, try free clinics in your area.
Thanks, I will do that. Has anyone had any experience ordering their prescriptions online from Canadian pharmacies? I have considered doing this because my medication is SUBSTANTIALLY cheaper in Canada. I can get generics for everything in Canada.

I used to get my prescriptions in Mexico when I lived near the southwest border.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Have you checked here?

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