Hi I am sorry to hear about your problems. I take 650 mg aspirin every day. I bruise very easily as well.
I recently found that Preparation-H very quickly diminishes the appearance of bruises. Witch hazel, one of the active ingredients in Preparation-H, also helps, but I found the Preparation-H works more quickly.
My doctor suggested ice and compression when I know I have bumped into something. I am also trying to be more careful and covering up my arms and legs covered.
I hope that helps you. I know it is hard. I have had people ask me if I was being abused I had so many bruises.
With any chronic illness, your medications are essential. Be prepared.
As many of you know, I live in the OKC metro area. We are expecting very severe storms this afternoon and evening. On the scale of the recent Joplin, MO tornado or worse, the long track May 3, 1995 Moore, OK tornado. That one tornado tracked at least 100 miles at 3/4 mile wide for about 10 hours or so. It was horific as I watched it form on TV near Lawton, OK around 4 PM and tracked it for hours through Moore and on up toward Tulsa finally disipating in the middle of the night. I am preparing for the worst and praying for the best.
We all know how 1) necessary our daily meds are 2) how expensive they are. Since my asthma worsened in 2008, I have kept my oral meds in "grab and go" a cosmetic bag. Also, I also keep those expensive three month supply script "extras" in a tote bag for "grab and go" as well. I am just protecting my investment. $$$$$$$$
Thankfully, with tornados (at least in tornado ally), we have PLENTY of warning to plan and get things together. Other emergencies may not afford us that time. Having them already organized in one place and ready to go would be very wise and could save your life (and the agravation of having to get emergency replacements).
I know other areas are expecting severe weather as well. Stay safe and be prepared.
You need to see an asthma specialist. I would start with an allergist and then a pulmonologist if the allergist can't help you. I find it hard to believe that your doctor hasn't put you on and inhaled steroid (ICS) or a combination med like Advair, Symbicort or Dulera. The combination meds have an ICS and a long acting brocho dilater. You definitely need more attention given to your health right now.
Yes, I am copying the idea from the Xopenex post. I hope this is a more comprehensive list of savings programs available. Whatever name brand medications you are taking, be sure to look on line for a saving plan. Please note that some companies change their plans from time to time, so the information may not be accurate. Please add a response with any medications I may have missed. Thank you, Sonya