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Re: Other options

Posted by Toby on January 11, 1999, at 10:22:35

In reply to Other options, posted by Dr. Bob on January 9, 1999, at 12:25:49

Is the doc that you see in private practice or at a mental health center? You might get more help at a mental health center with the meds than with a doc in private practice. Sometimes they have programs where they can assist with part of the cost of medications. You probably don't qualify for the patient assistance program that the Remeron company has since you have a prescription program with your insurance, but maybe you could talk to your doc about getting a month's supply of samples every other month or something so that your $25 copay would stretch a little farther.

Regarding the EMDR therapists, do talk with them on the phone and then just pick one you feel reasonably comfortable talking to. If they've had the real training then you shouldn't have anything to fear about how "good" they are; remember, this is technique where you will be doing most of the work; the therapist is there just to make sure your brain is continuing to move along and to keep you safe.

Susan asked about returning meds to give to someone else. I checked with a pharmacy and they can't redistribute meds that have been removed from the original stock bottle. However, certain crisis offices that help indigent folks do collect unused meds and samples from the local neighborhood and use them. My clinic will reuse samples if inspection doesn't reveal tampering, but meds in a bottle can't be reused because you just can't ever be sure that tampering hasn't been done and also once the med is out of the stock bottle you don't know the true expiration date or stock number so that if a recall was made by the company because of a problem you wouldn't be able to properly identify the recalled meds.




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