Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Great day for migraine sufferers!

I work at a hospital. I'm a drug pusher. I believe in drugs. Better living through chemistry....that's my motto!!! I also am a drug user...I know, shame on me.

Today I found out the MY drug, the drug that was invented for ME,the only drug I use, that keeps ME sane and helps ME function...Imitrex! It is now generic! Instead of paying $100.00 per month for 18 tablets (and that is with insurance!) I now will pay only $4.00 per month!!!! I am sooooo excited! This is huge! Now I don't have to feel guilty that I'm taking food out of my baby's mouth in order to have relief from a migraine! Wow, this is such good news!

13 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That is a huge savings!

I was so happy when my schizophrenia drugs went genaric.

wendy said...

WOW -- how expensive is that. Maybe a lobotomy would get rid of migraines---just thinking out loud.

Kristin said...

do the people on the streets know about you?

Kim said...

We have a name for people like you at our hospital--drug seeker (just kidding). Glad to hear your suffering is now less expensive.

gigi said...

I So love it when great drugs go Generic!!!!! It really does count and really make my day. No wonder you are so happy, you have every right to be!
Party On!


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g.suzie said...

Super!!!! Now if they would just start making generic botox, life would be all good. . .

farmergalsmarket said...

I too am a migraine sufferer, but luckily I only get them once a month or so and ibuprofin does the trick for me. They are miserable!

Jeppesens said...

I am right there with you tauna! The day I found out it was going generic I wanted to hug the drug rep. The down side, no more samples. But for $4 a month, I think I can survive!!

R Max said...

Thanks for commenting on my humble blog!

So glad you are getting relief!
I used to get awful migraines about once a month. I tried a lot of things to get rid of them and the only thing that worked was food combining.

Cherie said...

I am glad you can have your migraines for less!! hee hee
Seriously, medications can be so expensive that is great news!

Have a Happy Easter!!

Hilary said...

Tauna- I've got a quick medical question for you- We're in Texas right now and my ankles and feet have gotten decently swollen- I know this is relatively normal, but are there any warning signs I should watch for in case it gets bad? Also, do you know any tricks for minimizing it? Thanks!! Hilary

honeypiehorse said...

Gosh that's a huge difference. I had no idea. . .

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

First time reader and I love your blog!!
You work at a hospital? God bless you for that. That's something that I could never do though I so greatly admire those brave souls like you who are there and ready when needed.
I used to have migraines (a lil thing called the hys-to-rectomy helped mine tremendously) and I remember when Imitrex was first bring used. It helped me a great deal.
Thanks for all of your info. I will definately be back. Have a great and happy Easter and......

Steady On
Reggie Girl