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« on: Jan 31st, 2008, 7:13pm »
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I know this has been touched on in the past, but I cannot find the post, we have a TON of imitrex, alot expired in sept 07, and more to expire soon, dr does not want my husband to use it for awhile, to give his body a break , as he tends to abuse it using upwards of 18mg day.  How long will the hold for future use or should I toss it?  I hate the thought of throwing this out,  but what else to do?  
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 7:18pm »
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I have used Imitrex that is past date, up to a couple of years.  It works fine, perhaps slightly less potent.  It will keep much longer in the refridgerator.  I am referring to the injectable formulation only.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 7:22pm »
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thanks ray, though I doubt we have enough room in the frig for all of this
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 7:46pm »
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on Jan 31st, 2008, 7:22pm, jace77 wrote:
thanks ray, though I doubt we have enough room in the frig for all of this

Are they the pills, nasal sprays or injections?  Imitrex is like gold due to the cost of it.  If you need to, take them out of their boxes, put them in a ziploc freezer bag and MAKE ROOM for them!
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 7:53pm »
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on Jan 31st, 2008, 7:22pm, jace77 wrote:
I doubt we have enough room in the frig for all of this

 
Hmmmmmm, what do you have....a cooler?.....Hmmmmm.
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 8:04pm »
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they are injectables, but with 5 children, frig is always packed.  We get 12 boxes of the 6mg prefilled, 12 boxes 4mg prefilled and 10 boxes of the vials each month, have been stocking them up for over a year...
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Can you go out and buy a 1/4 size fridge?  They are pretty cheap to buy and run.
 
If they are injectable, ...autoinjectable (stat dose) you cannot freeze them!  If they are single dose VIALS with septum top, you can freeze these.  You can freeze oral medications for longer storage.  I would think you can freeze the nasial but try with one pack.  Any frozen liquid medication MUST be thawed and well mixed before use!!!
 
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 9:16pm »
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on Jan 31st, 2008, 8:04pm, jace77 wrote:
they are injectables, but with 5 children, frig is always packed.  We get 12 boxes of the 6mg prefilled, 12 boxes 4mg prefilled and 10 boxes of the vials each month, have been stocking them up for over a year...

 
Can I ask a question here?
 
Has anyone here (and ive been here for more than 8 years) ever heard of anyone get that much each month?
 
Hmmmmmmmmm!
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 9:42pm »
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Our insurance is very generous, if I can get the photo to upload would be happy to post it, just got a new camera and trying to get the computer to recognize it.
 
Just an fyi, been a member since 1999, haven't been active for a few years, so forgot the login and had to request a new one, we were one of the first to register with where we live when it began, check it out by going to where we live, under ohio and look for us there in grove city ohio added in  april of 2000
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 9:49pm »
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on Jan 31st, 2008, 9:42pm, jace77 wrote:
Our insurance is very generous

 
Generous?.........Please tell us who that is, because most everyone here cant even get six shots a month.
 
Hmmmmmmm!
 
Edit to add: If you have been a member since 1999, where the fuck have you been and why didnt you tell us we could get boat loads of Trex?
 
WTF?
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 9:54pm »
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caremark, go through the retail side rather than mail order
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 9:56pm »
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I was in a car accident nearly 5 years ago, hit a dump truck and was ejected. 2 of my children were taken in by medflight, I just underwent my 7th surgery, want proof of this too
I didn't realize it was such a problem to get, we have always been able to get it with no problem
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:00pm »
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on Jan 31st, 2008, 9:56pm, jace77 wrote:
I was in a car accident nearly 5 years ago, hit a dump truck and was ejected. 2 of my children were taken tin by medflight, I just underwent my 7th surgery, want proof of this too

 
  Whoa nelly ya sure got defensive there.  Hey I wanna see pics of shitloads of drugs.
 
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:12pm »
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With all due respect, I understand the need to make sure you don't run out - I do the same with my meds. But why take so much more than you need?
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:16pm »
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somehow I have a tendancy of forgetting at a friends house.
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:18pm »
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 Hi Jace,  
 
    Yes...In the US it is VERY VERY rare for anyone to get what they actually need in the way of Imitrex.  Inj., NS or pills.  Of course in other countries it is a whole different story.  People here could fill up volumns telling you the horror stories of how badly they have to fight the Ins. Co's and Pharmacies not to mention the Dr.s themselves to get what they need.   Even when the Dr. is willing, the cost is prohibitve for many.
 
   
 
    
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:18pm »
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Sorry, but I can't get past the idea that this is a form of gluttony.
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:21pm »
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on Jan 31st, 2008, 8:04pm, jace77 wrote:
We get 12 boxes of the 6mg prefilled, 12 boxes 4mg prefilled and 10 boxes of the vials each month...

34 boxes/month = 408 boxes / year!
Holy $hit! Glaxo sells 1000 boxes / year in whole of Hungary.
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:24pm »
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I ain't very good at math but aint that over $5000 per month? Shocked
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:27pm »
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we pay 17.00 X 3 per month= 51.00 , less any imitrex checks we may have, usually they are for 10.00,
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« Reply #20 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:38pm »
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at our new years eve party, didn't someone forget their bag containing theirs?  oh, no, that would never have happened
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« Reply #21 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:55pm »
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on Jan 31st, 2008, 10:38pm, jace77 wrote:
at our new years eve party, didn't someone forget their bag containing theirs?  oh, no, that would never have happened

 
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« Reply #22 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 10:56pm »
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http://www.clusterheadaches.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=meds;action= display;num=1196090778
I knew I would find the old posts, look it over, more specifically post #8 and you will see I am not trying to pick a fight, though I am stressed as my husband is in the hospital in chicago for these damn things, and I had to come back to ohio to take care of the children and follow up with my surgeon, hoping to go back tomorrow weather permitting.
And no, I was not involved in this discussion, but remembered reading it and thought it was creative
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« Reply #23 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 11:02pm »
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  This thread is worthless without pics.
 
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« Reply #24 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 11:15pm »
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I'll come right out and say it.
 
I think your full of shit.
 
Post a pic and prove me wrong.
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