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Need thyroid medicine

From: maraele - 5 years 32 weeks ago

I currently don't have medical insurance and have been off meds about five months now. I am experiencing numbness in my fingers, toes, foot pain, trouble with memory and a few other problems. What can I take right now to help me get through these problems....at least until I can afford to be seen by a doctor.

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I'm sorry to hear you currently have no insurance coverage; I lost my job last year and lost my insurance, so I know how frustrating it could be. First off, make an appointment with your doctor, and when you make the appointment make sure to tell them you currently have no coverage and you will need samples of synthroid (or whatever they distribute; it all works just as well). But depending on your income and how long you are going to be without insurance, check into medical coverage at your local assistance office...I know most states actually have a form of medical coverage for lower income individuals with disabilities. And believe it or not, taking life sustaining medication on a daily basis actually qualifies as a disability. All your doctor would have to do is fill out a form stating you are on medication for your thyroid and submit it to your assistance office. There are some guidelines so make sure you find out the information first. Like in Pennsylvania, there is Medical Assistance for Workers With Disabilities or MAWD, and just saying you are even self employed constitutes as employment (I cleaned houses, for example). You don't have to be liscensed as an employer or self employed, either. And all it costs is a very tiny percentage of your income from your self employment (for me is was 4 or 7% of my income from cleaning houses, and you don't have to make a certain amount or have a certain amount of hours). Please check into this. Hope this helps, and I hope you can find some coverage quickly...I know how difficult things are these days, and having medicine to purchase just adds to the chaos. Good luck :)

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I'm sorry to hear you currently have no insurance coverage; I lost my job last year and lost my insurance, so I know how frustrating it could be. First off, make an appointment with your doctor, and when you make the appointment make sure to tell them you currently have no coverage and you will need samples of synthroid (or whatever they distribute; it all works just as well). But depending on your income and how long you are going to be without insurance, check into medical coverage at your local assistance office...I know most states actually have a form of medical coverage for lower income individuals with disabilities. And believe it or not, taking life sustaining medication on a daily basis actually qualifies as a disability. All your doctor would have to do is fill out a form stating you are on medication for your thyroid and submit it to your assistance office. There are some guidelines so make sure you find out the information first. Like in Pennsylvania, there is Medical Assistance for Workers With Disabilities or MAWD, and just saying you are even self employed constitutes as employment (I cleaned houses, for example). You don't have to be liscensed as an employer or self employed, either. And all it costs is a very tiny percentage of your income from your self employment (for me is was 4 or 7% of my income from cleaning houses, and you don't have to make a certain amount or have a certain amount of hours). Please check into this. Hope this helps, and I hope you can find some coverage quickly...I know how difficult things are these days, and having medicine to purchase just adds to the chaos. Good luck :)

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This was a while ago, I'm sort of in a similar situation, but only because of two family emergencies that have made me not be able to stay home for months at a time... I am not yet in a place I can even request assistance or get a steady job (I am a writer, so I do earn money but so bare bones). Here's the deal-I've had a full thyroidectomy, and until two years ago, I had insurance through military so for eight years, I really had to do nothing with anything, LOL. Now, I am lost because of the nauseating traveling and pain... and wondering how to make my pills last. I want to look for alternatives, BUT is it different if I am not trying to get a bad thyroid to work? Is it different if I have no thyroid? It's got to be. I have hashimoto's and I had to have it all taken because there were hundreds of nodules all over (don't ask, toxic invisible mold caused it). Thanks. Teraisa

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