can no longer afford meds

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by knitsnfits, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. knitsnfits

    knitsnfits New Member

    Well, I have reached a point where I can no longer afford the provigil and I am pretty bummed! My husbands company down graded his insurance in January and RX now will cost us alot more. On top of that his health has taken a bad turn and he needs more expensive meds. He needs his meds to keep him alive (diabetes) and I needed my meds to just keep me going. There is no choice to make obviously but when I think of dragging myself around again and having to sleep 2 or 3 hours a day after working only 3 hours I am so frustrated. There is another feeling I keep having to push down and that is resentment toward him. After years of trying to take care of him (many times at the expense of my energy reserves) he would constantly eat things he wasn't supposed to. The doc 5 yrs ago warned him that he was going to end up on the needle if he didn't lose weight. Instead he gained it. I don't want to feel like this! I must be a wicked person. If a doctor told me a specific way to eat to feel better I would do it. I have made so many changes to my diet to feel better and it just rips me that he didn't care about himself. This is the last nastiness left in my head, I am THE caretaker of the family, one son has schizophrenia and another is a recovering addict...I am burning out and the only thing that helped me function well for 6 to 7 hrs is going to be gone! I have got to stop this sounds venomous and pitiful. I'm sorry
  2. Issa77

    Issa77 New Member

    I just prayed for you and I can identify with your frustration with your husband. I feel the same way you do. If all it took was to change my diet to be free of the way I feel most days I would do it in a heart beat!!!! My mother and grandmother suffer from multiple ailments that would get way better if they just lost weight.
  3. jrose

    jrose New Member

    The maker of provigil has a drug assistance program for people who are taking it. The drug maker is Cephalon. Numbers to call are on their website. It's worth a try. jrose
  4. mossrose101

    mossrose101 New Member

    Yes to jrose who posted about contacting the drug company. My mom, at one time, had a difficult time affording her high blood pressure meds. She contacted the drug company and they ended up paying in full for an entire year! Definately check it out.
    [This Message was Edited on 04/10/2007]
  5. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    Here is a current list of Prescription Assistance Drug Companies.

    3M Pharmaceuticals
    3M Pharmaceuticals Patient Assistance Program
    Abbott Patient Assistance Program
    Abbott Virology Patient Assistance Program
    HUMIRA Patient Assistance Program
    Ross Medical Nutritionals Patient Assistance Program
    Ross Metabolic Formula and Elecare Patient Assistance Program
    Zemplar Patient Assistance Program
    Alabama AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    ALLKIDS Low Fee
    Medicaid 6-18
    Medicaid Under 6
    Alaska AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA)
    Denali Kidcare
    Alcon Labs
    US Patient Assistance Program
    Allergan Patient Assistance Program
    Botox Indigent Patient Assistance Program
    Alpharma Pharmaceuticals
    Kadian Patient Assistance Program
    American Regent Laboratories
    Venofer Patient Assistance Program
    Encourage Foundation®
    Safety Net Foundation for Kineret
    Safety Net Foundation for Sensipar
    Safety Net Program
    Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Amylin Patient Assistance Program
    Arizona AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Pregnant Women's Medicaid
    Arkansas AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Arkansas HealthCare Access Foundation
    ARKids First
    Astellas Pharma US Inc.
    Prograf Patient Assistance Program
    Protopic Patient Assistance Program
    AstraZeneca Foundation Patient Assistance Program
    AstraZeneca Foundation Patient Assistance Program (Arimidex & Casodex)
    Axcan Scandipharm, Inc
    Axcan Scandipharm Care First Program
    Axcan Scandipharm Patient Assistance Program
    Comprehensive Care Program for CF
    Baxter Healthcare
    IGIV Services
    Baxter Pharmaceutical Products
    Baxter Factor Plus Program
    Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Bayer Patient Assistance Program
    Nexavar REACH Program
    Berlex Laboratories
    Arch Foundation
    Berlex Inc. Patient Assistance Program
    Berlex Oncology Camcare
    Leukine Reimbursement Assistance Program
    The Betaseron Foundation
    Biogen Idec
    Avonex Access Program
    Biovail Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Biovail Patient Assistance Program
    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc.
    Bone Care International, Inc.
    Hectorol Patient Assistance Program
    Braintree Laboratories, Inc
    Braintree Labs Sample Supply Program
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. ERBITUX)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (Abilify)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (Oncology/Virology)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (Orencia)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (SPRYCEL)
    AIM -- Access for Infants and Mothers
    Drug Discount Program for Medicare Beneficiaries
    Healthy Families
    Carnrick Laboratories
    Carnick Patient Assistance Program
    Celgene Corporation
    Celgene Patient Support Solutions (PSS)
    Cell Therapeutics Inc
    Cell Therapeutics Patient Assistance Program
    Centocor, Inc.
    Patient Assistance Program for Remicade
    Actiq PAP
    Gabitril PAP
    Provigil PAP
    Cetylite Industries, Inc
    Cetylite Patient Assistance Program
    Chiron Patient Assistance Program
    Tobi Therapy Support Program
    CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    CollaGenex Patient Assistance Program
    Colorado AIDS Drug Distribution Program
    Medicaid for Pregnant Women and Children
    Connectics Corporation
    Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Husky Health Plan A
    COR Therapeutics, Inc
    COR Patient Assistance Program
    Delaware Healthy Children Program
    Delaware Prescription Assistance Program
    Digestive Care, Incorporated
    Digestive Care, Inc Assistance Program
    Dura Patient Assistance Program
    Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Cenestin Patient Assistance Program
    ECR Pharmaceuticals
    ECR Patient Assistance Program
    Eisai Inc.
    Aciphex Patient Assistance Program
    Aricept Patient Assistance Program
    Patients in Need
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Forteo Patient Assistance
    Lilly Cares
    Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc
    Endo Patient Assistance Program
    Financial Assistance Program for Abelcet
    Rx Outreach
    Faulding Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    Faulding Patient Assistance Program
    Ferndale Laboratories, Inc.
    Ferndale PAP
    First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corp.
    First Horizon Patient Assistance Program
    Florida AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Senior Prescription Affordability Program
    Forest Parmaceuticals
    Forest Pharmaceuticals Indigent Care Program
    Galderma Laboratories, Inc
    Galderma Patient Assistance Program
    Genentech Inc.
    Genentech Access to Care Foundation (Activase, TNKase, Cathflo)
    Genentech Access to Care Foundation (Avastin, Herceptin, Rituxan)
    Genentech Access to Care Foundation (Lucentis)
    Genentech Access to Care Foundation (Nutropin, Nutropin AQ)
    Genentech Access to Care Foundation (Raptiva)
    Genentech Access to Care Foundation (Rituxan RA)
    Genentech Access to Care Foundation (Tarceva)
    Genentech Access to Care Foundation (Xolair)
    Genetics Institute, Inc.
    BENEFIX Patient Assistance Program
    Genzyme Corporation
    The Charitable Access Program (CAP Program)
    Georgia AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Georgia Partnership for Caring Foundation
    PeachCare for Kids
    Right From the Start: Medicaid for Pregnant Women
    Gilead Sciences Inc.
    Gilead Reimbursement Support and Assistance Program
    Bridges to Access
    Commitment to Access
    Glenwood, LLC
    Potaba Patient Assistance Program
    Hawaii AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Hawaii QUEST for Adults
    Hawaii QUEST for Children
    Hawaii Rx Plus
    ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    ICN Patient Assistance Program
    Idaho AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Idaho CHIP - Children's Health Insurance Program
    Idaho CHIP B - Children's Health Insurance Program
    Idaho Medicaid - Adult or Disabled Programs
    Idaho Medicaid - Children (between age 6 and age 19)
    Idaho Medicaid - Children (birth up to age 6 )
    Idaho Medicaid - Families
    Idaho Medicaid - Pregnant Women
    Access to Care Program
    Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Assistance Program
    DuPage Physician's Medical Assistance Program
    Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Illinois Rx Buying Club
    Senior Care
    Hoosier Healthwise
    Hoosier Rx
    AIDS/HIV Health Insurance Premium Payment Program
    Iowa AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Iowa Priority
    Ivax Pharmaceuticals
    Ivax Patient Assistance Program
    Janssen, L.P.
    Patient Assistance Program
    Johnson & Johnson Wound Management, A Division of Ethicon, Inc.
    Patient Assistance Program
    Health Insurance Continuation Program
    Kansas AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Kansas Senior Pharmacy Assistance Program
    Kentucky AIDS Patient Assistance Program
    Kos Pharmaceuticals
    Kos Cares Patient Assistance
    Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc
    Ligand Assistance Program
    Louisiana AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Louisiana SenioRx
    Healthy Maine Prescription Program
    Maine AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Maine Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly and Disabled Program
    Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Maryland Childrens Health Program
    Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program
    Children's Medical Security Plan
    Healthy Start Program
    Massachusetts AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    McNeil Pediatrics, A Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Patient Assistance Program
    Mead Johnson Nutritionals
    Helping Hands Program for Mead Johnson Nutritionals
    Medicare Brochure
    Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Low Income Subsidy
    Medicis Rebate Coupon
    MedImmune, Inc
    MedImmune Oncology Patient Assistance Program
    Synagis Assistance Program
    MedPointe, Inc
    Felbatol Assistance Program
    Merck and Co., Inc.
    ACT (Accessing Coverage Today) for EMEND
    Merck Prescription Discount Card
    The Merck Patient Assistance Program
    The SUPPORT Program for Crixivan Reimbursement Support and Patient Assistance Services for Crixivan
    Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals
    Merck/Schering-Plough Patient Assistance Program
    MGI Pharma, Inc
    MGI Pharma Patient Assistance Program
    Elder Prescription Insurance Coverage (EPIC)
    MiRx Card Program
    World Medical Relief
    Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    VELCADE Reimbursement Assistance Program
    The Prescription Drug Program
    Mission Pharmacal Company
    Mission Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Program
    Mississippi AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Mississippi CHIP
    Mississippi Medicaid
    MC+ for Kids
    Senior Rx
    Big Sky Rx
    Montana AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Montana CHIP
    Kids Connection
    Nevada Check Up
    Nevada Senior Rx
    New Hampshire
    Healthy Kids
    New Hampshire AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    New Jersey
    Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Program
    Medicaid for Families with Children
    Medicaid for Pregnant Women
    New Jersey AIDS Drugs Distribution Program
    New Jersey Medicaid
    Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled
    Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program
    SLMB Qualified Individual-1 (SLMB QI-1)
    Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)
    New Mexico
    New Mexico AIDS/HIV Drugs Assistance Program
    New Mexikids
    New York
    Child Health Plus
    EPIC Deductible Plan
    Family Health Plus
    New York AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    North Carolina
    NC Health Choice for Children
    North Carolina AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    North Dakota
    Healthy Steps Program
    North Dakota AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Clozaril Patient Assistance Program
    Exjade Patient Assistance Program
    Gleevec Patient Assistance Program
    Novartis Oncology Patient Assistance Program
    Novartis Patient Assistance Program for Transplant Products
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Patient Assistance Program
    Sandostatin LAR Patient Assistance Program
    Visudyne Patient Assistance Program
    Novo Nordisk
    Novo Nordisk Diabetes Patient Assistance Program
    Novo Nordisk Hormone Therapy Patient Assistance Program
    Healthy Start
    Ohio's Best Rx
    Oklahoma AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Sooner Care
    Oregon Health Plan
    Organon Patient Assistance Program
    Orphan Medical, Inc.
    Cystadane Patient Assistance Program
    Ortho Biotech, L.P.
    DOXIL (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection) Patient Assistance Program
    DOXILine (Alaska)
    DOXILine (Hawaii)
    LEUSTATIN (cladribine) Injection Patient Assistance Program
    ORTHOVISCline (Alaska)
    ORTHOVISCLine (Hawaii)
    PREZISTA Patient Assistance Program
    PROCRIT (Epoetin alfa) Patient Assistance Program
    PROCRITline (Alaska)
    PROCRITline (Hawaii)
    Ortho Women's Health & Urology, A Unit of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Patient Assistance Program
    Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, Inc.
    Patient Assistance Program
    OrthoNeutrogena, A Division of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Patient Assistance Program
    Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Megace ES Patient Assistance Program
    PDL BioPharma
    PDL BioPharma Patient Assistance Program
    PACE Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET)
    Pennsylvania CHIP
    Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE)
    Connection to Care
    Connection to Care (Lyrica)
    Fragmin Reimbursement Assistance Center
    Pfizer Bridge Program
    Pfizer Pfriends
    Share Card
    Vfend Patient Assistance Program
    Zyvox Patient Assistance Program
    Pharmion Corporation
    Pharmion Corporation Patient Assistance Program
    PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
    Aciphex Patient Assistance Program
    Patient Assistance Program
    Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals
    Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Patient Assistance Program
    Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Acthar Gel Patient Assistance Program
    Reliant Pharmaceutical
    RxSupport Program
    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island AIDS Patient Assistance Program
    Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE)
    Roche Laboratories Inc.
    Fuzeon Patient Assistance Program
    ONCOLINE Patient Assistance Program
    Pegassist Patient Assistance Program
    Roche HIV Therapy Assistance Program
    Roche Laboratories Patient Assistance Progam
    Roche Transplant Patient Assistance Program
    Sankyo Pharma
    Sankyo Pharma Open Care Program
    Sanofi Pasteur
    Sanofi Pasteur Indigent Patient Program
    Dermik Patient Assistance Program
    ELIGARD Reimbursement Hotline and Patient Assistance Program
    HYALGAN Reimbursement Hotline and Patient Assistance Program
    LOVENOX Reimbursement Services and Patient Assistance Program
    Sanofi-Aventis Patient Assistance Program
    Savient Pharmaceuticals
    Oxandrin Reimbursement and Patient Assistance Program
    Commitment to Care
    SP-Cares Patient Assistance Program
    Schwarz Pharma, Inc.
    Schwarz Pharma, Inc. Patient Assistance Program
    Scios Inc.
    NATRECOR Patient Assistance Program
    Serono Inc.
    MS LifeLines Patient Assistance Program
    Saizen Patient Assistance Program
    Serono Compassionate Care
    Serostim® Patient Assistance Program
    Shire US, Inc
    Shire US Patient Assistance Program
    Sicor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Sicor Pharmaceuticals Onocology Patient Assistance Program
    Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals
    Carnitor Drug Assistance Program
    Matulane Patient Assistance Program
    Solvay Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Solvay Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Patient Assistance Program
    Solvay Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Patient Assistance Program (Controlled Products)
    Somerset Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Eldepryl Patient Rewards Program
    South Carolina
    Silver Rx Card
    South Dakota
    South Dakota AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Stiefel Laboratories, Inc
    Steifel Laboratories Indigent Care Program
    StoneBridge Pharma
    StoneBridge Pharma Patient Assitance Program
    Sun Health
    Sun Association Card
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
    Takeda Patient Assistance Program
    Tap Pharmaceutical
    Lupron Patient Assistance Drug Program
    Prevacid Patient Assistance Program
    Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
    Copaxone Patient Assistance Program
    TexCare Partnership
    Together Rx Access
    Together Rx Access
    U.S. Virgin Islands
    U.S. Virgin Islands AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    UCB Pharma, Inc
    UCB Patient Assistance Program
    Ucyclyd Pharma, Inc.
    Buphenyl and Urea Cycle Treatment Assistance Program
    Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc
    Upsher-Smith Patient Assistance Program
    Utah AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Utah CHIP
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Patient Assistance Program
    Dr Dynasaur
    Vermont AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)
    Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Vistakon Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Patient Assistance Program
    Family Medical Program
    First Steps Program
    Washington AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Washington State CHIP
    Washington DC
    DC Healthcare Alliance
    DC Healthy Families
    Medicaid for Children 1-5
    Medicaid for Children 6-18
    Medicaid for Newborns and Pregnant Women
    State Child Health Plan
    Washington DC AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Watson Laboratories, Inc
    INFeD and Ferrlecit Uninsured Patient Program
    West Virginia
    Golden Mountaineer Discount Card
    Low-Income Medicaid
    Medicaid for Children 1-5
    Medicaid for Children 6-18
    Medicaid for Newborns
    West Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
    Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
    RapAssist (Rapamune Patient Assistance Program)
    Wyeth Hemophilia Patient Assistance Program
    Wyeth Oncology Patient Assistance Program
    Wyeth Patient Assistance Program
    Minimum Medical Program
    Wyoming AIDS Drug Assistance Program
    Wyoming Kid Care
    Xanodyne Pharmacal, Inc.
    Xanodyne Pharmacal Patient Assistance Program
    Xubex Pharmaceutical Services
    Xubex Pharmaceutical Services
    Xubex Pharmaceutical Services (Alaska)
    Xubex Pharmaceutical Services (Hawaii)

    ZLB Behring
    ZLB Behring Patient Assistance Program

  6. coolma

    coolma New Member

    look at this list of drug companies etc., offering help. it is truly amazing. The people on this web site are fantastic - I am so impressed with you all.

    Don't give up! Take care of your needs, and be good to yourself.

    Good luck!
  7. Engel

    Engel New Member

    and much appreciated ;-)
  8. knitsnfits

    knitsnfits New Member

    Thank-you all so much for listening and offering good advice on getting drug assistance. I never knew that there was anything available. And the prayers are so much appreciated. Pity pots are lonely and very uncomfortable to sit in. I am glad that this site exists and that there is real information here.
  9. Rnclegal

    Rnclegal New Member

    I was also going to suggest going to the drug companies but that is covered so I will speak to the other part of your posting. Forgive yourself. You had a moment of anger and resentment which is perfectly normal and Jesus has forgiven you already. Forgive yourself and you will feel much better about yourself and about him.

    Bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has a`complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do
    Colossians 3:13

  10. Reidsbeads

    Reidsbeads New Member

    call that 1-800-4 ppa now. See if you can get them cheaper or even free but explain that your insurance has just been lowered and your hubbys life depends on it and your health does to. They turned my hubby down cause he had insurance. But cheeper meds would work on him, your hubby doesnt have a choice and neither do you it cant hurt to ask. I think there is a website to download the application. just type in the # above. Tam