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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

My guy (ex) whatever was released from the hospital with 9 scripts

7 are $4 at WalMart.....is it bad to go there? He no longer has insurance, unfortunately. I hate WM, but $4 each is hard to beat.

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Reply My guy (ex) whatever was released from the hospital with 9 scripts (Original post)
blueamy66 Dec 2012 OP
HERVEPA Dec 2012 #1
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blueamy66 Dec 2012 #5
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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:56 PM

1. Many other pharmacies now have similar programs

But if he can't get it elsewhere cheap, do it. They're not making much on you from the Rx's

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

2. Is he waiting while you get approval to shop WalMart?

Hope there aren't any life-saving 'scripts in that mix

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:04 PM

5. Thx for your response.

It was a lot of help. Hope none of your loved ones is ever terminal.

Is this DU? Really???

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:07 PM

8. Your loved one is terminal, but you need advice on WalMart

Just bounce on down to the store and get the 'scripts already

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:09 PM

9. You gonna send me the cash?

Just quit replying to me. You don't know any of the circumstances.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:14 PM

13. Well I certainly hope he'll be okay

He's fortunate to have such a conscientious caregiver

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:22 PM

18. You don't even deserve a response

Why so snarky?

And he won't be okay.

Go to a Repub board and be nasty. You don't belong here.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:16 PM

47. I think you're trying to make liberals look bad

Which, unfortunately, doesn't always take much

I don't believe your story. I don't believe anyone would hesitate to fill 'scripts for a loved one without first signing online to debate the dilemma of proper liberal-approved consumer choices when faced with cheap prices at that icky-yucky working class open market called WalMart vs a designer-green-union-like-minded unicorn store

'Liberals' are despised enough without this crap

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #47)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:32 PM

50. Whatever

You want his doc reports? His liver is toast.

He was just released last nite. He's good until this afternoon. I am sorry that he doesn't have insurance and I asked a ? on a "friendly" board.

I will be trekking it to WM in a few.

I feel sorry for you. Go get a hobby.

Thank goodness for the nice people at DU.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #50)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:39 PM

57. You assert only 'bad' people shop at WalMart

..then try to sucker members into giving you a one-time absolution since you're just oh so stressed out, thereby forcing them to unwittingly agree WalMart shoppers are bad people. You're taking advantage of the 'nice people' at DU.

Millions of working class people shop at WalMart. The Democratic Party is supposed to represent those people. Democratic Underground is supposed to welcome working class people.

You're making DU look stupid

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #57)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:43 PM

62. Oh come now

An illness of someone as close as a "guy (ex) whatever" is heart wrenching.

I say we first ask who he favors for 2016, and then decide whether be should get the medicine.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #57)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:54 PM

69. Why are you giving her shit?

 

Jesus Christ...she just got some bad news, but I guess it is more important for you to prove some stupid point than to show a little respect for the situation.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #94)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:06 PM

97. If you really meant that, you would not accuse me of being someone I'm not.

 

Got a problem with me? Think I'm Hope Hoops? Write the admins and tell them.

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Response to eugene jones (Reply #97)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:07 PM

119. Thanks For The Idea! I'm Not The Only One Who Will Be Writing!

Beginning note NOW!

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #119)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:17 PM

121. Good.

 

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #57)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:15 PM

75. Don't know when to shut up, do you.

She tells you it's about someone terminally ill and you keep giving her shit.
Are you human?

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #75)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:23 PM

81. When did she say he was terminal?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #81)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:06 PM

96. Post 5. But he's probably dead by now

She's wasted all this time getting Liberal Approval to shop One Time Only at a store where Icky Working Class People shop

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #96)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:07 PM

99. Ah -- missed that

btw -- you were alerted on.

Wait -- she didn't actually say he was btw.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #96)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:08 PM

100. Really, this shit is just terrible.

 

You care about the "integrity" of DU?

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #96)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:15 PM

101. Not that You deserve this

He has a about 2 years to live without a transplant.

Hope you never go thru this.

You are just evil.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #101)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:16 PM

102. I am not evil, I asked a question

Because you never said he was terminal, and I wondered why people were saying that.

"Evil." OMG.

I feel much sympathy for your ex.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #57)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:29 PM

108. +1

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #47)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:37 PM

54. Oh come now

Everyone knows that it is much better to buy fair-trade antibiotics made from free range organically grown mold.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #47)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:22 PM

79. +1

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:21 PM

78. Why do you need the cash?

You have stated on here you two are no longer together. Did he ask you to ask if he should get his scripts at Wal Mart?

Confusing OP.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #78)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:17 PM

104. Because he is alone here and I will always love him

His disease involvs his brain n causes confusion, mood changes, etc.

His liver is shot and all toxins were going to his brain.

I'm sorry that I ever posted. Some of u people need to step back n take a look at yourselves.

I cannot believe some of these responses.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #104)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:12 PM

138. I cannot believe it either, Amy

Mean people suck. Callous, inconsiderate assholes who lack even a shred of compassion suck even worse. Get the scripts he needs, wherever the cost fits your budget. Assholes be damned.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #138)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:32 AM

144. Thank you

I wasn't going to ever revisit this thread, but glad I saw your post.

BTW, I got all but 2 scripts for around and $30 at WM and will be getting the more expensive ones today, thanks to a wonderful person.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:05 PM

42. You sound really raw...sorry for your pain

of course you should find the best price for your friend's scripts. Walgreen's may have the same deal, but go where it is convenient and go home and rest. This has been traumatic for both of you!

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #42)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:33 PM

51. Thank you

nt

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

3. My local supermarket has $4 scripts. There might be one near you. However,

I think this is an instance when using WalMart should be excused if that is his only option. Not that anyone is in the position to excuse you or him, but hopefully you get what I'm saying.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:03 PM

4. I wouldn't blame you at all. It's not your fault and do take advantage of the deal.

The reason Wal-Mart does that is to get you to shop for other things while you are in the store that they can make a profit from. They also do what Medicare Part D can't do and that is cut a deal with the PhRMA companies for better costs for the drugs by buying in bulk.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:10 PM

10. You could also get your moneys worth by

having the pharmacist spend a good deal of wallyworlds time explaining, in detail, how to take the drugs and any thing not to take while on the meds, along with negative reactions to watch out for. That is one job they do pay well for.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:14 PM

12. Will do

Nt

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:04 PM

6. I despise Wal-Mart with the heat of a thousand white-hot suns.

But I'm grateful for their $4 medications. Target and Fred Meyer have them, too. As often as possible for my patients without insurance, I prescribe meds available on the $4 program. And I never, ever, prescribe brand-name meds. Generics only, because fuck the greedy pharmaceutical companies, that's why...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:17 PM

17. People with intolerances to medication

additives ( eg. corn, wheat, soy, eggs) sometimes need to take the brand because that's the only one that is reliably tracked and usually has some degree of customer service. So if you're never, ever prescribing brand name drugs, you may be a veterinarian or not serving your food intolerant patients well.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:39 PM

58. Did you intend to insult veterinarians or was it just an accident??

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #58)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:37 PM

128. No, I just meant if you're a veterinarian your patients wouldn't

be in a position to tell you they feel funny when they they take certain meds.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #128)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:04 PM

134. They can't verbally communicate

But there are other ways we can tell they are not feeling well or they are having a reaction to treatment. It's because we are not able to "speak" to them that those of us in veterinary medicine (I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician, not a Veterinarian) are exceptionally in tune with every other sign that tells us when our patients are unwell. Human doctors could stand to learn quite a lot from us....

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Response to marybourg (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:04 PM

72. Pardon...

but those of us in veterinary medicine take allergies quite seriously. We often choose between different brands and generics due to the additives in the medications. Veterinary medicine is REAL medicine, FYI.

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Response to Tree-Hugger (Reply #72)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:29 PM

83. Thank you for your service!

I salute you and all veterinarians for keeping this country free!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #83)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:39 PM

113. ? ? ?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #83)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:14 PM

126. Wow. Another insult/snotty snarky retort. Hope you never need a veterinarian.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #126)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:22 PM

127. Actually, it was a silly word-identification joke


....but feel free to set your outrage-trigger wherever.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #127)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:59 PM

131. We hear that all the time!

That and "vegetarian." No offense here!

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Response to Tree-Hugger (Reply #72)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:41 PM

129. Of course. I jut meant that you can't ask your patients if they feel

funny when they takr certain meds. Sounds like you know more about reactions to fillers than most people doctors do. The OP sounded completely unaware of such matters.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #129)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:01 PM

133. Sure we can

It just takes a lot of observation.

I always joke that sometimes I would rather see a veterinarian than an MD as a vet would be a lot more thorough.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:34 PM

85. Jesus.

My veterinarian is more caring and conscientious than most doctors.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:47 PM

33. I had an anaphalactic reaction to generic bupropion once.

Yes, it was cheaper than Wellbutrin, but my Doctor chalked it up to some funky dye and now I have to be uber careful.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:09 PM

46. I HATE Walmart too and I was successful in my personal boycott of their stores for more than 3 years

from 2003 to 2006. But beginning in 2007, even with insurance, I did my homework and found that it became so much cheaper to get my presrcipts filled there. I could afford to take ALL of my medications everyday.

I just couldn't AFFORD to boycott Walmart anymore.......

Also, the purchase of dietary supplements like Co-Q-10, hawtorne berries, lecithin, assorted vitamins, etc are simply out of the question at stores other than Walmart - you might as well be buying gold bricks.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

7. TY Cleita n Chisolm

Will most likely take the scripts to WM.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:15 PM

14. Do it, and don't look back

If you have the time, and if there are other potential sources, you can call around to Walgreen's, CVS, and so on. Both my late MIL and one of my friends without insurance made it a practice, in order to get the best prices. (As it happens, the nearest WalMart to us is 40 or 50 miles away, so we don't even have to stress about that choice.) Costco also has a pharmacy, and you do NOT need to be a member to use it, so that is another potential source, though I have no idea if they beat WalMart's prices.

Best of luck, both you and your ex. Hard times.

Hekate

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Response to Hekate (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:24 PM

20. Thanks and I'm gonna call CVS for Caremark

prices...

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:53 PM

37. My pharmacist recommends CVS on pricing, fwiw. I'm insured but he feels they are a good choice

for out-of-pocket customers. Good luck on getting them as reasonable and efficiently as possible.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:32 PM

49. Just an FYI

Caremark has a VERY nasty reputation of enrolling people in their auto refill program without ever asking people if they want to be enrolled. (in short they are committing fraud. Medicare as well as government have sued them several times to get them to stop) Just be very careful that they know not to enroll you in that program.

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Response to chloes1 (Reply #49)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:35 PM

53. Okay...thanks

nt

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:46 PM

31. You're very welcome, ma'am, and please give our

best wishes to your friend. Hope he feels better and is back to good health soon.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:51 PM

35. nt

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:13 PM

11. People should always go where they get the best deal...

 

And not feel guilty about it.

Anyone that says otherwise has never had to struggle.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:15 PM

15. This is our first time struggling

And it sucks.

I've learned empathy.....sad to say it took so long.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:44 PM

30. That's human nature -- unless/until it happens to us, we just don't (can't) understand.

Don't be hard on yourself. Sorry you're going through this.

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Response to gateley (Reply #30)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:48 PM

34. Thanks

The worst part is that he is being mean.

He dumped me but I spent 5 nites in the hospital with him, have shopped for him, did his laundry, spoke to his family n friends at length, paid his rent n will be cooking for him....

I'm trying to be "normal", but it's tough.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:54 PM

39. Just do what you gotta do. If it gets to be too much, stop. You'll know when/if that time comes.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:09 PM

45. you're being a good person

You're sweet to help him get through the stuff he couldn't do on his own... and maybe he's being mean because he's scared... but at least since he's your ex you don't have to feel guilty about telling him "no" if he keeps on treating you poorly. He deserves compassion in this circumstance, but not a doormat. You deserve kindness too, even if his meanness is understandable.

You really are being wonderful, but don't feel bad if you establish limits. You have to take care of yourself as well.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:45 PM

64. While I don't know if this is true in your case,

But he is most likely veryscared, and maybe even feeling a little guilty.

My first wife was an absolute bitch when she was given her terminal diagnosis.

It is hard to imagine the fear someone must feel.

I wish I could tell you that it will get better, but it never really did.

Nine years later, I mostly remember the good times.

I have sent you an DU-mail.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:20 PM

77. My dad was mean when he was dying of liver cancer.

I'm not a doctor, but the digestive system is actually directly connected to the brain, through a system of nerves. Recently, several classes of diseases like Early onset dementia, Alzeimers, Schizophrenia, and ADHD just to name a few, have been addressed by managing what is going on in the digestive system.

I'm only saying this in case it helps you understand that maybe there is another reason behind his being mean. It helped me to know. It doesn't make it easier, but I was comforted that he wasn't just mad at me. I was trying my best to take care of him.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:16 PM

16. No, it's not bad. Go wherever you can get the scripts filled at a good price.

If it's close, that's even better. Pay no attention to anyone but your loved one. Just do what's needful.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:36 PM

22. Thank you MM

It's been a rough week.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:42 PM

29. It sounds like a horrible week.

I'm very sorry about the situation, and will keep you in my thoughts.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:23 PM

19. That is a lot of scripts. Were they all written by the same doc?

If not, was there the appropriate coordination between the different departments? I am just mentioning this because I wouldn't want to see him receiving meds that are contraindicated with each other.

Other than that, do what you have to do (but it seems as if a lot of pharmacies now have similar prices for the same meds).

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:39 PM

25. Not sure, but I'be read alot about each.

I'm not fiilling one... for Valium....he doesn't want it and really doesn't need it anymore.

Might not fill the potassium....

Thx for the response.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:44 PM

63. Low potassium can cause the heart to suddenly stop working.

That is, for the uninitiated, fatal.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:28 PM

82. Please do not pick and choose which scripts to fill without consulting the pharmacist !!

Potassium may very well be needed. It could endanger his health if he doesn't get it.


Why were you thinking of not filling it if I may ask?

aA

wishing you both the best.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:40 PM

89. You do understand what electro;ytes are, I hope

And that Gatorade isn't gonna do the same thing.

If you get a script, you are supposed to fill a script.

Upthread you say how horrible his condition is, and now you say you won't fill TWO scripts, including one for something that, if your body doesn't have enough, will literally KILL you.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:22 PM

135. Potassium is important if they prescribed it

He should also take a magnesium supplement as it will enhance potassium absorption. Get magnesium citrate, malate, orotate, etc. NOT magnesium oxide - it's poorly absorbed and causes diarrhea he takes to much. If he wants to get potassium from diet, low sodium V-8, potatoes (white or sweet), prune juice and bananas are all good sources. If he salts his food, you can buy Lite Salt, which is a combination of regular salt (sodium chloride) and potassium chloride.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:19 PM

139. Potassium is serious business. Too low or too high and you

start having serious heart rhythm problems. Don't pick and choose what your friend is taking, prescription-wise, unless you have consulted his doctor. And if you are not able to get that sort of information, then your friend needs a family member or advocate to help him figure it out.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:43 PM

61. The PHARMACIST'S job is to make sure that all the meds

are compatible. Because physicians are known for not paying attention to drug interactions or comprehending them. My sister and BIL are hospital pharmacists - their job consists of making sure hospital patients don't get incompatible drugs or wrong doses (IOW they ain't pill counters, lol).

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #61)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:01 PM

71. Of course it is.

However, I think it is important for the OP to take this into consideration. Or anyone reading this thread, for that matter.

What if she had decided to get some of the scripts filled at different pharmacies? It sounds like she doesn't, but you never know.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #71)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:16 PM

76. A good pharmacist will ask if the patient is on any OTHER meds.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #76)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:34 PM

86. I guess I have been to many bad pharmacists, because I have never ONCE been asked that question.

Nor have I been asked about OTC's or herbal remedies. That, for the most part, is the doctor's domain.

(All of this discussion is beside the point, since the OP can't really get the prescriptions filled in the first place.)

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:35 PM

21. Go where you get them for a price you can afford to pay.

Where I am our major grocery store chain also offers the same prices on generics as Walmart. If you don't have a competitor there beating Walmart get them there.

There's nothing noble about going broke paying for medications. Don't let anyone make you feel bad for not putting yourself in that situation.

Besides, the cheap prescriptions at Walmart are there only to lure you in to buy other more profitable items from them.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:40 PM

26. Won't buy another thing there

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:36 PM

23. Hey blueamy

I can't quite hug you from here but I can sure tell you need one.

Go to Walmart--every penny needs to stretch right now and there is no shame in taking care of your family and loved ones.

It is kind of you to help him through this last part of his life and that good energy you are giving him is what he will take with him when he goes.

Do not stress about these little things. Save your strength for the tough stuff.

My best to you and big hugs from far away.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:41 PM

27. Thank you soooo much

It means a lot to me!

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:39 PM

24. go wherever you need, and can afford, to go, and don't worry about it. but, like another poster

downthread, I would be concerned about the number of scripts--definitely check with the pharmacist about interactions, and good luck to both you and your guy.

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Response to niyad (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:42 PM

28. I will check, definitely

Thx

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:47 PM

32. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:52 PM

36. They're billionaires!!

They treat their people badly and I wouldn't shop there if they were the only store on earth. Their employees ,in many cases have to get food stamps just to get by!!!! No---fuck 'em. Fuck 'em real good. Principles,dammit--principles.

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Response to scratcho (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:53 PM

38. Do you have some extra cash to send to us?

nt

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #38)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:04 PM

41. Check's in the mail.

You can start holding your breath---------NOW.


Don't mean to be a smart-ass--I just can't see ANY of my money going to Bentonville,Arkansas. The only money that stays in any town where a Walmart is--is the paltry wages they pay to the poor saps that they employ.

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Response to scratcho (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:13 PM

74. what do you suggest in a community where there is NO option, in other words, wally world is IT?

the next nearest community is 20 miles away, and either you have no car, or there is a blizzard, or there IS nobody to help you, and you are too ill to drive? seriously, what do you suggest?

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Response to niyad (Reply #74)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:10 PM

143. No option at all?

I am going to assume that everybody has someone to help them. Somebody. If you are too ill to drive,how then would you get anywhere and who would be taking care of you? Wouldn't someone be taking care of those that are,for example,bedridden? I suppose if none of this is relevant then WAlfuckMart is the only option. I was just stating my opinion and in no way meant anyone else should feel as I do. I didn't mean to put you 'ON THE SPOT' and hope you are not as you mentioned.-----------------Joel

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Response to scratcho (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:45 PM

65. Purchasing loss leaders and nothing else from big boxes is

a time honored tradition for sticking it to them.

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Response to scratcho (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:11 PM

73. welcome to DU--I take it you are familiar with the sarcasm thingy, yes? a really handy thing.

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Response to niyad (Reply #73)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:43 PM

115. I don't------

Where are the thingys located? And thanks for the welcome.

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Response to scratcho (Reply #115)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:09 PM

120. when you open the "reply to thread"--there is a line of labeled boxes above the text block.

the one on the end is the "smilies" or emoticons. there is a wide variety from which to choose, if you so choose.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:02 PM

40. safeway and probably many other stores have similar plans, including costco

and if I recall correctly, you do not need a membership to use the pharmacy at costco

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:06 PM

43. Try your grocery store.

A lot of other places have $4 scripts now.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:06 PM

44. Costco------

They know how to run a business. 17-18 bucks an hour is a living wage,IMO. I shop there.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:26 PM

48. Evaluate your priorities. Politics shouldn't be a consideration in this case. n/t

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:34 PM

52. blueamy66

 

Shop where you want. Don't let people online tell you where to shop. Do what is best for you and your ex. My best wishes to you both.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:37 PM

55. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a deeply discounted loss leader

at ANY big box store. Just don't buy other junk there that they are making a profit on.

Pretty sure that, no matter what they are, those $4 meds are all loss leaders for them.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:38 PM

56. Just wanna thank all for the kind words and info

We'll probably be moving back to Indy where his friends/family are.

I'm kinda numb right now and still don't know if he realizes what his diagnosis is. Not ready for that talk yet.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #56)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:41 PM

60. Best wishes for your "guy (ex) whatever"

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:39 PM

59. do what you have to do.

If his meds are cheaper there, and you're on a budget, no one should make you feel bad about buying them at Wal-mart. I'm sending good vibes to you, and to him.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:47 PM

66. We get ours at Rite Aid for the same cost. Many drug stores are the same.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:48 PM

67. I'm sure their pharmacists get paid decently...

 

Your guy is going to need a lot more than this too.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:52 PM

68. Shouldn't have gone to the hospital in the first place

The hospital is part of the medical industrial complex which led you to this decision. They are part of the big pharma complex which made you believe he "needs" these completely useless medications.

Had he instead gone to an earth-mother-centric holistic spiritual crystal vibrationist shaman astrologer, this entire false dilemma could have been avoided.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #68)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:22 PM

80. strange thread

 

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:55 PM

70. You do what you have to do.

If there isn't a place near you that sells them cheaper, then it makes sense. I don't believe that slave labor is used to make WalMart pharmaceuticals. Just buy the scripts there and other household stuff at worker-friendly places. Every little bit helps. Priorities!

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:30 PM

84. Our HyVee does that now too, but you do what you NEED to do & don't worry about it. nt

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:36 PM

87. Never you mind what others say on here.

Medicines are expensive and $4 is hard to beat. Go there for now, and see if there are other places around in the future that have the same deals.

And ignore the knuckledraggers on here. THe lack of humanity from some people is simply stunning.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #87)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:24 PM

106. Yeah, I'm kinda shocked

nt

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:37 PM

88. Is this the BF who packed the UHaul and left you with $20 and all the bills?

If it is, he's one lucky guy to act so shitty and still have someone to rely on when the going's tough.

Go to Walmart for your drugs and fuck what anyone else says. Just get them, and you can shop around later...

My $.02

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #88)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:41 PM

90. Yes

There are ALWAYS two sides, and we never heard his, so I reserve judgement about whether or not he acted shitty.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #90)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:56 PM

92. Not the time, not the place.

I hope you delete this.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #92)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:06 PM

95. Well, no, I see no reason to

Breakups suck, we all know that, especially when they are bitter, and I am not demonizing someone I don''t know because of this fact.

I didn't write anything nasty.

Maybe you can look at some of teh other posts on this thread "worse" than mine and also make the request, instead of focusing on me for some reason.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #95)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:17 PM

103. The reason that I focused on you is...

simply because I respect a lot of your comments/opinions.

And, yes, I know a lot of the back story and the completely insensitive comments she has made in the past. But, I also know what it is like to care for someone who has been hospitalized.


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Response to demmiblue (Reply #103)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:22 PM

105. Firstly, thank you

Secondly, I feel much compassion for this gentleman being so ill, especially without insurance. I am very much for single payer healthcare. I know from the OP's comments that the poor guy has family close by, which is terrific.

My compassion for how sick he is is why I feel very uncomfortable with him being demonized as a "shitty" guy. We know how breakup narratives go. Emotions run high, and everyone feels victimized. I won't condemn a man the OP says is terminal out of hand. You know? It bothers me to see him called that. It really does.

Again, thanks!

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #105)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:43 PM

116. This is one of the only times I really felt shitty about DU.

I know you can't take one sentence and extrapolate the meaning. I get that. It still sucks, though. And then I see you mocking me in another response.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #116)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:45 PM

117. I wrote that before you explained yourself

And apologize sincerely for that. It appeared you were focusing on me.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #88)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:34 PM

123. Yes, that's him

I knew his brain wasn't right n the docs confirmed it.

I've been with him for 10 yrs n can't just leave him now.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:51 PM

91. If he's going to need the refills by this afternoon,

then get on down to WalMart and get what he needs. Once he has the medicine, if it makes you feel better, you can then spend some time and search around to see if you can find someplace else that has similar prices. If you do, you can use them for the refills.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:59 PM

93. Is this the gentleman whose ex-wife you took to court to lower her child support?

Is this the gentleman you so vigorously defended in your Mother's Day thread of 2011, when you questioned why he should have to pay his child support arrears?

I note that I posted on that thread---

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=439&topic_id=1060388&mesg_id=1064985

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=439&topic_id=1060388&mesg_id=1068337

I truly hope this gentleman has paid up his arrears, and I hope that he does his best to be a good example to his child during this difficult time.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #93)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:07 PM

98. .....

I wonder if you also will be told to self delete because it's "not the time"?

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #93)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:26 PM

107. Wow. You have a lot of time on your hands

Yes that's him.

He does deserve to die for being in arrears.

WTF?

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #107)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:40 PM

114. I am sorry you mistook my implication--let me be more direct--

I hope the gentleman in question spends whatever time he has left repairing his relationship with his son, whom he wronged.

I do not think anyone 'deserves' to die for a monetary debt; he owes his son a debt greater than money, however, and I hope he pays up.

Edited to add--respectfully, whether or not to purchase script meds at Walmart is not the moral dilemma he faces.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #114)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:30 PM

122. He has "paid" up n his son loves him

I don'r feel the need to explain any further.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #122)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:42 PM

125. I hope he apologized for allowing you to take his mother to court to lower child support payments.

I hope he finds peace.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #125)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:01 PM

132. I can't take anyone to court... not my kid

Typed a response....not worth it...

You are a piece of work.....and obviously perfect. I can only wish to be as perfect as you. Check yourself.

Your screen name does you justice....you just hate people.

Quit responding to me...I've got enough to deal with.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #132)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:06 AM

137. Come come!!! You werre so PROUD of running up her legal fees---


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=439&topic_id=1060388&mesg_id=1068257

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=439&topic_id=1060388&mesg_id=1066204


True, it is his child and he bears the responsibility for bringing you into his life, but with what relish did you write, on MOTHER'S DAY, no less, about being his legal eagle.

Again, I hope he reconciles with his child and atones for this.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #137)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:40 PM

140. Damn, that's just...evil...

(Not you, Misanthrope--the backstory to all this. Yikes)

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #140)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:45 PM

141. On Mother's Day no less--and I've gotten DU Mail from the OP

asking why I was so mean.

I truly hope the OP's boyfriend realizes what he allowed to happen, and reconciles with his child.

As a side note, I did family law for a long time before I switched to mainly criminal defense.....this kind of utter misogyny, perpetrated gleefully by women egged on by their significant others is common.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #93)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:34 PM

110. Oops

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:31 PM

109. you do whatever you have to do.

that is a very affordable price--and if it is significantly better than you might get elsewhere....this is his health

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:37 PM

111. I've had good luck at Costco - they're usually as cheap as Walmart.

but they treat their workers much better.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:38 PM

112. I have some suggestions

But I saw evidence there that they were extremely RW fanatics, so I didn't get my Rx's there anymore. (I'm sorry I don't recall exactly what offended me...I have memory problems from fibromyalgia.) Maybe your local HyVee is different...look into it, if you're interested.

I was disappointed, for HyVee is about 100 miles from me, and I was glad they mailed Rx's (unlike Wally World, who will not mail $4 Rx's).

But since then, I started going to Walgreen's. They have 3-month pricing on some meds, which boil down to being almost as cheap as Walmart--and they'll mail the scripts to you. You have to pay annual membership dues to be in Walgreen's Rx club, but it has saved me $100's each year.

If you get their balance rewards card, you'll also get 1500 points for each Rx you fill. Those points can be redeemed for cash-value discounts on future Walgreen's purchases. (You could get some free food out of the deal, even!)

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:57 PM

118. Walmart does good things too

This time its prescriptions but other times for other people there are necessities those people could not otherwise afford. Those check cashing places in poor neighborhoods charge around $60 to cash a check. Walmart does it for $3. I don't agree that you should be expected to boycott Walmart, especially if money is a problem for you.

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:38 PM

124. Many stores have $4 meds.

Those drugs are also available inexpensively elsewhere.

Also, please note...a few years ago I worked on a state house campaign who looked into prices at various pharmacies. We were surprised to learn how often the corner drugstore beat out the big stores. Call around.

I hope things improve.

Julie

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:33 PM

136. You can apply for a free discount card here

http://www.rxreliefcard.com/

You can look up the drugs and see if they are covered and get a discount code to use until you get your card. I haven't used this yet so I don't know how much it helps, but it's free!

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Response to blueamy66 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:44 AM

145. A little confused.

If you can't afford to fill the scripts anywhere else, and your man is sick, what is more important? Myself, I'd go to Walmart for a loved one only if I couldn't afford to go to Rexall or wherever. I'd hate it, but my loved ones take priority over my principles. I certainly wouldn't seek anyone's approval for it either. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

Of course you said it was your ex. If it were my ex, I'd let him suffer.

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #145)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:20 AM

146. I just asked a question

I won't let him, sorry.

If you read up thread, he has a brain condition....along with other things.

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