Info On How To Find Out If You Qualify For Free Medicines

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Patient Prescription Resource


    Millions of people already get more than 1,000 brand-name prescription medicines for free, or nearly free.

    You can find out if you qualify for free medicines by calling the Partnership for Prescription Assistance at (888) 4PPA-NOW.

    A trained specialist will answer your questions and help you apply if you qualify.

    For more information, go to www.pparx.org.

  2. kriskwon

    kriskwon New Member

    I was wondering how to do that!
  3. chazzsmom99

    chazzsmom99 New Member

    As soon as I saw your post, I went directly to the site. It just might be a life saver, and money saver!, for me. State medicaid pays for 6 prescriptions a month, which means a lot of juggling. Now it looks like I may be diabetic, which means even more meds maybe.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Peggi
  4. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I hope this helps you on your diabetic supplies, if you find out that you do have diabeties--which I hope not!!

    I am a diabetic and the testing strips are anywhere from $80 - $100 a box, it's according to which brand you use. The lancets are about $10 a box. Then there is the equipment to test with.

    Hope it really helps you!!

    Janet
    [This Message was Edited on 08/07/2005]
  5. chazzsmom99

    chazzsmom99 New Member

    Well, today it was finally confirmed in black and white--I am type 2 diabetic. I was set up with a meter, some strips and Actos samples. Fortunately, it was caught early, the diabetes I mean, so it looks like pills and diet for now.

    Anyway, thanks again,
    Peggi
  6. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I'm sorry to hear that you were diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic. That is what I have, too.

    I am on 2 oral meds (Amaryl and Actos) and 1 insulin (Lantus - a 24-hr. insulin, so you only take 1 shot a day).

    Your doc may set you up for a Diabetes Training Class which will explain what you need to look for on labels, what you can eat, etc.

    You will have to watch your carbohydrate intake -- carbohydrates turn into sugar. So, you try to eat items with a low amount of carbs. Even some of your veggies have carbs, like potatoes, corn, peas.

    I really don't know much about the diet part, but there's lots of info of the internet, too. I really need to pay more attention to it than I do.

    My family was/is all diabetics. My father passed away 4 years ago as a result of complications of it--his kidneys failed and was on kidney dialysis for 18 months.

    You have to make sure you keep your eye exams up to date, too.

    Janet