I used to be on three blood pressure medicines. Then, my doctor divided one that was a combo, so Technically, I was on four.
Diltiazem used to be $10 for a three month supply. Then the manufacturer got greedy and doubled the price. Today, I went to pick up my latest supply and THAT price had doubled! I get really tired of companies thinking they have you right where they want you and can charge anything they want. I told the druggist that we all had to die of SOMETHING, so I was simply going to drop that medication and hope for the best. She was a little surprised, but understood my thinking
Actually, I didn't tell her the whole story. I recently read that a certain type of herbal tea has the same effect on many people, and can actually be substituted for that medication. SO, I went to the local health food store and bought a whole POUND of the stuff for HALF what they wanted for their dope. Now, I just hope that I'm one of the people that it works on! Time will tell. © 2015