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Medication for blood pressure and diabeties - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   Hi There,
I have lost my insuance and cant afford a doctor and have ran out of one of my prescriptions and will be running out on the other 3 shortly what can I do till I can afford a doctor ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
May I know what is the medication?
User :   hi there
Doctor :   Hi

User :   enalapril
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Are you taking for elevated blood pressure?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   I take 10mg a day
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   57
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Since when are you taking this medication?
User :   7 years
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
How is your BP controlled?
User :   diet and medication
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
I meant the BP readings, how well it is controlled?
Doctor :  
Do not forget about exercise as well
Doctor :  
along with diet and medication
User :   its normal when I have it checked
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
So when are you running out of it?
User :   I ran out a week ago
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
So you arent taking medicines from past 7 days?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
When shall you start it again?
User :   when I can get prescrition
Doctor :   Yes, when could that happen?

User :   when I can afford to see a doctor in a month or 2 till I can get back on my feet again
Doctor :   Oh

Doctor :  
That shall be a huge gap
Doctor :  
do not delay it so much
User :   Im not sure what to do
Doctor :   You should not delay to that extent

Doctor :  
Are you keeping a check on your Blood Pressure right now?
User :   I am a debetic also and will be running out of that med pretty soon
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
No you should get it soon
Doctor :  
especially diabetic also
User :   I was trying to find it on line I can afford it but didnt know were to look
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
As you might be aware, they are not OTCs an prescription is not possible online
Doctor :  
My intention is to get it back as early as possible
Doctor :  
you are keeping it in good check
Doctor :  
and should not allow to deteriorate
Doctor :   Are you with me?

User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
So what is your plan now?
Doctor :  
how will you manage it?
User :   I really dont know
Doctor :   You should make some arrangment

Doctor :  
and get it done
Doctor :  
have you measured your BP recently?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you have the apparatus or not?
Doctor :   Is getting a prescription that difficult?

User :   no I usaly do it when I am at walmart
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
now what is the issue?
User :   well everywere I go with out insuranse they want me to pay
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
but somehow you should get it done
Doctor :  
Health is important
User :   and then they all want to do lab work
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Restrict yourself to get a prescription
Doctor :  
cant you get it with the old prescription?
User :   even knowing that I have been prescribe the medacation
User :   it seems like they just want to make money
Doctor :   I cannot comment on that
User :   I didn;t mean you
Doctor :  
but cant you call your doctor and explain it to him/her?
Doctor :  
Ya I know
User :   seems like once you dont have insurance they dont want to bother
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
I am from India
Doctor :  
and do not know the ground reality there
User :   well when you dont have insurance it;s tuff
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But you should make it by paying amount
Doctor :  
and delaying the medicines more than a week is really not good
Doctor :  
especially diabetes which can lead to complications
Doctor :  
I hope you are getting me
User :   yeah i am
Doctor :   There arent other methods to help in Diabetes

Doctor :  
so medicines are key
User :   its tuff
Doctor :  
May I know your name?
User :  
Doctor :   , now you cannot postpone it

Doctor :  
and you should get it done
Doctor :  
however tough it is
Doctor :  
Cant you call your treating doctor?
User :   I'm trying
Doctor :   and get an e prescription

Doctor :  
I have heard that it is available in the US
User :   still have to have a prescription
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Are you sure, you cannot take it with your old prescriptions?
Doctor :  
Will the pharmacist not help you?
User :   not with out a prescription
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Now with a little bit of extra amount
Doctor :  
you can consult the doctor
Doctor :  
and get the prescription I believe
Doctor :  
this is an experience
Doctor :  
and you will not repeat it in the future
Doctor :  
and shall be more cautious about your health insurance I suppose
User :   I am calling differnt doctors now
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
But there is no alternative
Doctor :  
and you should get it done

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