Geez, I'm glad I'm not working right now - page 2

I was recently diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. Not diabetic yet but on the way. My doc told me I need to lose weight and I need to lose it now, so he put me on Meridia. I have been dragging for... Read More

  1. by   muffie
    that is a great saying sue, hahahahaha
  2. by   TazziRN
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Oh, my, he must be serious, then! You can't get an appetite suppresant for nothin' anymore.
    I was nervous about that too but I've had the opposite effect...drowsiness and lack of energy. Doc said the weight loss can mean the difference between converting to DM within a year versus 10 or more years from now.

    It's only been two days but it seems to be working. Little appetite; I'm going to have to be careful about making sure I eat something.
  3. by   flashpoint
    Quote from TazziRN
    Mac, I'm not unemployed. Paid leave. Insurance doesn't cover Meridia.
    Good point...there is still a good chance you qualify for paitient assistance through the drug company. They obviously don't base it on income or anything like that...a lot of time they give patient assistance for drugs that are too old for samples. The lady I mentioned before got Lisinopril, Allegra, and Lexapro all for free!

  4. by   TazziRN
    Okay, I'll check it out.
  5. by   TazziRN
    Mac, that site is confusing. I couldn't figure out where I'm supposed to go.
  6. by   TrudyRN
    I wish you well. Of course, the only way to really conquer this problem is to exercise in moderation and to cut food intake, especially of carbohydrates, refined sugars, and fats.
  7. by   TazziRN
    Thank you so much, Trudy
  8. by   gina gina
    Girl Put Them Pills Down N Go Herbal And Get 2 Tha Gym!at Least U Have A Warning.u Lucky Becuz Some People Don't Get A Warning.tha Docs R N Tha Bed With Tha Pharm Companies $$.i Had 2 Tekk A Pt Don't B A Ginea Pig And The Pt Started Feeling Betta After She Stopped Taking All Those D---- Pills .
  9. by   gina gina
    Girl Put Them Pills Down N Go Herbal And Get 2 Tha Gym!at Least U Have A Warning.u Lucky Becuz Some People Don't Get A Warning.tha Docs R N Tha Bed With Tha Pharm Companies $$.i Had 2 Tell A Pt Don't B A Ginea Pig And The Pt Started Feeling Betta After She Stopped Taking All Those D---- Pills .
  10. by   TazziRN
    And thank you too, Gina
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Hi Tazzi - my dh has metabolic syndrome. He is diabetic, has high bp and high cholesterol. He is on metformin, lipitor, lisinipril. His bp and cholesterol and bs are better.

    But he has worked on losing weight and amping up the exercise - hard to do when you drive a truck.

    I never thought of an appetite suppressant . . . .hmmmm . . . have to ask the doc.

    He has lost 25 pounds but he still has that tummy - and an appetite.

    steph
  12. by   TazziRN
    Not cheap, Steph, over $100 for a 30-day supply. But if it works, it's worth it. I have noticed just in two days that I'm eating way less, and I'm not hungry.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from TazziRN
    Not cheap, Steph, over $100 for a 30-day supply. But if it works, it's worth it. I have noticed just in two days that I'm eating way less, and I'm not hungry.
    Geez . . .when I first read that I thought you meant "over $100 A DAY" . .. . glad I re-read it.

    I don't know if my insurance would cover it - not sure my dh's doc would even prescribe it . . . he is old school, pull up your boot straps by yourself . . .

    (he is also the doc I've written about on the circumcision threads - doesn't use lidocaine).

    steph

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