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    Don't stop your meds
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    braindown posted:
    I thought I could live without my meds that I took for various types of depression, ptsd, anxiety and other stuff. So I fired my therapist and my psychicrist and took myself off all my meds. It was the worst mistake I have ever made. I could not function at all. It took my four adult children to tell me "Mom you need to go back to the doctor and therapist and get back on your medication". Now that is a wake up call that really hit me hard. Here I thought I was doing fine which was not the case. Also I had to go on Medicare Drug Plan D and the drug companies would not make a tier exception regarding a med I had taken for many years. If I wanted this med I would have to pay $82.99 for 30 capsules. It is a generic form of Dexedrine. The company that has the patent will not make any exceptions. I appealed this to the drug company as well as medicare and no luck. They wanted me to try the tablet form which I did and I got so sick, lost extreme amount of weight and had the shakes. They did not care. After fighting since January for this I decided not to take any form of that med. Trying Latuda now. Being depressed sucks especially when there is no options available to take correct medication. I wish I knew how to let the people who regulate the pharmacy companies know what they are doing to the depressed community.
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