Ok. Thanks guys. Yes, joesixpack, I have encouraged my sister to go to the pharmacies and check about OTC, but she has not done that yet, which honestly makes me think that she is not ready. I told her that for me there was no choice about it - it was something that I had to do....(i didn't finish the sentence) but I would have said, that for her, I don't know if she is ready to stop drinking at the level that she is.
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Nikita7 ...you are SOOOOOOOOOO CORRECT! 50mg/30tabs was $37 at Costco .... WalMart: $134 for same amount! Live and learn. Thanks for saving me some money.
Woah, I wonder if it will be the same here in Canada? I just paid $100 bucks for 30 @ London Drugs; I didn't think to ask to have my prescription sent to Costco, as the London Drugs is much closer to my house. However, if the price difference is that dramatic, it's worth the extra 10 minute drive! My TSM Tele doc here in BC gave me one return script on top of the first one--I wonder if he can switch it to Costco...
Post by NoMoDrinkyCrow on Apr 14, 2018 10:58:25 GMT -5
Thanks Joe. Grrr Canada. I'm actually from the States; I married in to Canada. While I really appreciate certain things about Canada--Universal Healthcare, for one, and no Donald Trump, for two-- it has it's downsides. Everything is stupidly expensive up here. Maybe it's just BC, I don't know, but it's frustrating. My mother lives in Mexico, I have half a mind to ask her if she can pick some up without a script down there and bring it up. I'm not sure about the legality...
Post by NoMoDrinkyCrow on Apr 14, 2018 11:02:43 GMT -5
OK, I just checked Pharmacy Compass. You are correct, unfortunately, though Costco is listed as having "No current pricing." I'm not sure what that means, so maybe it would be prudent just to phone them up.
Post by joesixpack on Apr 14, 2018 11:51:12 GMT -5
You might want to contact a few pharmacies in the US to see if they would honor a Canadian prescription. If they will, GoodRx.com can help you get discount at US pharmacies (about $40 or less for 30 pills, even less per pill for 90).
Post by NoMoDrinkyCrow on Apr 14, 2018 12:09:55 GMT -5
I lived in Port Townsend, WA, for 8 or 9 years, and as such have a lot of friends there I'd like to visit this summer, so perhaps I will do just that--get it sent to a pharmacy somewhere on the Olympic Peninsula between Port Angeles and P.T., and bring it back up myself.
Post by joesixpack on Apr 14, 2018 12:29:14 GMT -5
Let us know how it goes! It may be that those a bit closer to the border might be a better option, so if you don't get much help in Port Townsend, maybe try Blaine or Bellingham. As I recall, the issue with Nal in Canada is that it's required that the medication is sourced in Canada, so they've got a bit of a corner on the market.
Post by NoMoDrinkyCrow on Apr 14, 2018 12:40:36 GMT -5
OK, (darn Canada and it's protectionism . I'm so darn progressive/ anti-globalization when it doesn't affect me directly in the wallet, lol)--well, I guess it's just as easy to go the Blaine/Bellingham route, pick up the meds and take the ferry from Anacortes. Thanks for the tips--I'm very grateful for this forum.
Post by joesixpack on Apr 14, 2018 13:26:40 GMT -5
You may have to drive to Whidbey, then take the Whidbey/Port Townsend ferry if you don't want to do the Victoria/Port Angeles then drive to Port Townsend. I don't think there's a run to Townsend from Anacortes.
Post by NoMoDrinkyCrow on Apr 15, 2018 13:44:49 GMT -5
No, there isn't --I just skipped the Whidbey part. Anyway, it's a bit more round-about to go that way from Vancouver Island--straight down to Victoria from the Comox Valley, then Black Ball ferry to P.A., and 1 hour drive to P.T, is pretty simple. (This is starting to sound like a Pacific Northwest version of SNL's, "The Californians" ) However, I love an excuse to go to Vancouver, and I love the heck out of Bellingham, so I don't mind the longer route. On further contemplation, it *might* wind up costing me the savings in the Naltrexone, if I did it that way. It might make more sense to wait until I intend to visit family in Portland, Oregon, and then that's just a b-line from Bellingham on down.
I used MDProactive. It was simple, fast and easy. I picked up the prescription from my local pharmacy that afternoon.
I was getting a second round of pills after wondering if my River Pharmacy prescription was up to snuff. The MDProactive pills were made in the US and have seemed to work much better. Because I was already taking Nal, the doctor didn't ask a lot of questions about my drinking, but I've heard other people report that if your numbers are high, they'll want a blood test first to check your liver function. That is the only hiccup I've heard about. MDProactive has gotten generally good reviews overall.
I have also used MDProactive ... excellent service. Cost me $100 and received a phone consult within 15 mins. The Dr was very nice and we talked for about 10 mins. He was also specifically talking the TSM. (Ie only take when drinking , etc) vs telling me to talk it everyday. I asked him about his experience with TSM... and I quote “This is a life changer”. MD proactive can write script in MOST states (US) but not all. Good luck
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