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what do you do if you can't afford your meds

Postby downward spiral » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:38 am

I am in a vicious downward spiral and I think I've come close to the bottom. I was diagnosed with PPD shortly after I had my second daughter who is now almost 9 months old. When I was diagnosed I had health insurance and was able to afford the Lexapro, I was on it for about two months then my maternity leave was up and I decided to not go back to work and lost my health benefits because we couldn't afford cobra, so I stopped taking the Lexapro. I hid the fact that I wasn't doing well from everyone. After about 4 months I went back to work again for about two months and but I couldn't handle it. But the good thing was that I had health insurance for a short time and was able to get my Lexapro again. Now I have been off my Lexapro again for a month and this is the worse that I have been, I have considered packing my things and leaving my family behind. I am feeling so hopeless and desparate, because without health insurance I can't talk to my doctor, because we can't afford the office visit and I can't afford to buy the Lexapro out right because they are $5 a pill. I am in the process of getting medicaid, but it is taking forever. I think that I need help now, but I don't know of anyway that I can get help without insurance.

If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it
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Postby guest » Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:19 pm

Hi, I have a phone number that may help you. It is 1-888-4PPA-NOW My husband had seen a commercial for this. I called and they were very helpful. They have info on many different drug companies and organizations around the US that offer assistance with meds or even free meds. I hope this can help. I understand how you feel without insurance. Best of luck.

Postby Berries » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:07 am

So sorry to hear about your situation. Sometimes the best answers can be found within your community. In the city I used to live in, there was a public mental-health clinic that was pretty easy to work with and that supplied meds. There also was a doctor's office there that accepted no insurance and gave patients who needed antidepressants enough samples to equal a prescription. Do you know of anyone in your area who might have information on the resources there?
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