Posted by NickD (184.108.40.206) on April 05, 2001 at 14:02:11:
In Reply to: Newbie, no medical insurance, and no idea what to do posted by Uriah Binion on April 05, 2001 at 11:54:54:
as health insurance, these companies are wheeling and dealing with equally greedy medical insitutions while making a 30% or more profit from your premiums. The one advantage the insurance companies have is sheer volume to get the best price and the medical industry has more mark ups than your local auto parts dealer. Try and find a country kind of doctor, tell him your position and agree on some rates, the AMA has both the FDA and drug companies tied up so you are forced to have a prescription to try a medication. Even with a doctor, he has no idea whether the medication will work or not, he's guessing, he doesn't run any tests, justs checks your pulse, temp, and blood pressure, (actually his assitant, listens to you moan and groan and writes whatever comes into his mind no different than an inept dealer car mechanic that replaces every part in your car until it seems to run. It's your responsbility to call him if the medication doesn't work, where he says get off of it, you are still stuck with an expensive bottle of pills that you can't get a refund on.
Both Mexico and Canada have different laws on prescriptions, you can buy anything you want in Mexico at dirt cheap prices but don't try and bring it back, easier to bring in a tanker load of crack thanks to our money hungry crooked society.
If your nose is stuffed up that is triggering the CH, invest five bucks in a tube of OraJel, that stuff knocked out more headaches than any other super side effect drug for some. There is an oxygen tank with masks on ebay.com right now for 80 bucks, not to many good deals on the concentrators, but you have to watch for those, took me over a month of looking but got a brand new machine for $350.00 that makes me wonder why my local health supplier was giving me a zillion hour machine that was always breaking down and charging my insurance company $175.00 a month. Prednison or I should say Deltason costs 8 bucks for a bottle of 100 20 mg tablets, but these have to be taken with care and are short term, lots of generic drugs out now that are crap. Keep on reading this site, try and sort through the garbage part, but you will have to learn what works for you, best wishes, we know what you are going through.
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