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    it has been a long time since I came on the forum. I have been doing well, up until 2 months ago. I started noticing I had no energy, then I started not being able to sleep, next came the constant urinating, and now everything hurts. I have to make an appointment with my doctor, but it will be September before I can go. I do not have insurance anymore. Basically at the end of 2008 the company I worked for closed and I ended up taking a job that did not offer insurance. Long story short I am back in school with a year left until I graduate now.

    I plan in getting insurance through the school in the fall, but the pre-existing condition will not be covered.

    I can not get the acidic levels down in my body right now. I have been drinking enough water and eating a very bland diet. I am not sure what else I can do. I am on Hydroxyzine 50mg every night. This is the only medication that I can afford right now. I was on Elmiron prior to losing my insurance, but I can not afford the cost of this medication now. It is 400 dollars without insurance.

    I am wondering if anything new has come out that I can try. I am just in so much pain that nothing seems to help. I work full-time and in less than a month I start my fall semester at school. I am lucky that my professors have worked with me. They understand which helps out tremendously. the problem is I need to be able to function on a daily bases, and right now I can not.

  • #2
    The drug company has a program that can help get elmiron at little or no cost. You do need to have your doctor involved, however.

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    • #3
      That is good to know. My doctor still writes my prescriptions so i am sure she would not mind contacting the drug company.