Hi All, I posted this quite awhile ago but like to bring some of these back again. Hope it helps someone. Cheers Snowy
ok, this is totally taken word for word from another webmd board, and the credit goes to one of WebMD's staff, but I thought it might be helpful here too.. apparently these are resources where you can get free or cheaper med help in the US.... hope it helps someone..
HRSA.gov --Have you heard of HRSA-supported health centers? They care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These include dental, immunizations, and mental health care resources.
BenefitsCheckUp.org -- "Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Ironically, millions of older Americans — especially those with limited incomes — are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs."
Free Clinics-- Use the search to find state and local free clinics and see if one is near you.
NeedyMeds.org Clinics--You do not have to provide any documentation to validate your income. You do not have to provide any other form of identification, such as proof of citizenship or "green card."
Topiramate is the generic form of Topamax. One of it's side effects that a lot of BP people get is word loss, and inability to read an concentrate...some people get tingling in feet and hands...I was on it for some time, lost weight, but became stupid on it, so gave it up. It has the nickname "Dopamax".... It's main use is not for BP but it has been tried for it, with poor results.. However as with any drug, if it works for you.. awesome!
Thanks for the info, it's always good to have options ... Glad to hear it's working well for you. It's also good for your heart, joints and brain.. I take it as well, and have always found benefits.....