I am a happy camper thanks to my drug dealer

United States
April 22, 2017 3:05pm CST
Drugs, drug dealers, where am I going with this you ask? Ha Ha, no not that kind of drug and not that kind of dealer... I use Symbicort and have been using it for several years. I have bronchial asthma. Without a hit of Symbicort a day I wheeze, with it I don't wheeze. It's not cheap even with insurance. I know that if I didn't have insurance the inhaler I have would cost over a thousand dollars. We get our drugs from an online outfit and they are shipped to us. We use them because they are associated with our health insurance company. Two of my blood pressure meds are free, the inhaler I pay for. The last time I got a refill it was $225 - and has been that price since I started on it. Well, today I'm a happy camper and $40 richer. I just ordered a refill and the price is now $185. Thanks to Symbicort and AstraZeneca - I'm breathing easier and for less money! Photo from Pixabay
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16 responses
@Morleyhunt (19724)
• Canada
22 Apr 17
My husband and I are fortunate that neither of us use any medication. We have no insurance coverage. It's probably been about ten years since I've taken any prescription Meds.
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• United States
22 Apr 17
We both have high blood pressure but our meds are all free for that. My husband uses a different inhaler - so that's not too bad money wise.
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@andriaperry (48849)
• United States
23 Apr 17
I have none either and I pay cash for the hormones and I get metformin for diabetes free at Publix.
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@Marty1 (32604)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Apr 17
@abbygreenhill I am happy for you. I used to have to pay over 100 dollars for Abilify That was with the insurance. Tht was when there wasn't a generic pill to it Eventually they ha a generic and I went down to my 20 dollars copay
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• United States
22 Apr 17
There is no generic for Symbicort - I wish there was!
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@JolietJake (51136)
• United States
22 Apr 17
Wait...one of these is that much? Maybe I should sell my extras, I have 3 or 4 more...
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• United States
22 Apr 17
Why do you have so many?
• United States
22 Apr 17
Why do you have so many???
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@JolietJake (51136)
• United States
22 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill My Dr gave them to me as samples because they knew I couldn't afford them, but I didn't realize they cost that much (just kidding about selling by the way...I like to breathe)
@LeaPea2417 (19874)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Apr 17
Thank goodness it went down in price!
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• United States
23 Apr 17
I never thought that would happen.
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@LeaPea2417 (19874)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill Then that is a nice surprise.
@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Apr 17
wow amazing you don't hear of meds going down very often.
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• United States
23 Apr 17
Next time the price will probably go up again LOL
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@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yup it will they always do.
@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Apr 17
That is great news!
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• United States
22 Apr 17
I am doing a happy dance!
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill I'm sure you are.
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@lady1993 (16895)
• Philippines
24 Apr 17
having that illness is quite a pain My sister has it too, but she hadn't had an attack for a few years now.. but when she does, she is taken to the hospital I hope you feel well today
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• United States
24 Apr 17
I have asthma and COPD, and when I get a respiratory infection it's bad, otherwise one hit a day with the inhaler and I'm ok.
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@PainsOnSlate (20247)
• Canada
23 Apr 17
its good when your meds are affordable. Living in Canada is a good thing, all my meds just cost $4.11now that I'm a senior citizen. Before that it was very expensive but our doctors are free...
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• United States
23 Apr 17
Our health plan is zero premium and out main doc has zero co-pay. It's the inhalers that kill us LOL! So saving 40 is a good thing for me.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
22 Apr 17
I love the way you often have suggestive titles such as the one above! I feel for you. Our government subsidizes asthma inhalers and heart related medicines such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. I use Symbicort and it costs me hardly anything at all
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• United States
23 Apr 17
I live the USA and we don't the same 'benefits' you have in other countries. I am happy I 'only' pay 185. Thanks - about the titles, they just pop in my head!
@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
22 Apr 17
Thats good. Glad you got your meds and saved some money
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• United States
22 Apr 17
Thanks.. Surprised the price dropped
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Apr 17
That's great that you got it for cheaper! =)
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• United States
22 Apr 17
Thanks.?. I a m happy.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
22 Apr 17
That's pretty cool.
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• United States
22 Apr 17
I thought so too.
@LadyDuck (152680)
• Switzerland
23 Apr 17
The husband of one of my best friends works for AstraZeneca, he knows very well that the pharma companies could lower the prices, if they only would like to.
• United States
23 Apr 17
I worked for a pharmaceutical company for 10 years before retiring so I know too how much money they are making! It got me a fantastic salary, huge bonuses and lots of great benefits. I don't use any of the meds they produce.
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@LadyDuck (152680)
• Switzerland
24 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill One thing is sure, they make a lot of money. I see how much those friends spend. They are back now from a 3 weeks vacation in Japan, last Christmas they were at the Seychelles and in expensive hotels.
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• United States
24 Apr 17
@LadyDuck They can afford it for sure.
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@andriaperry (48849)
• United States
23 Apr 17
I have asthma and I do not take anything. I have managed to rid my life of the triggers so I do not have to use the inhalers. I think I was born with asthma. I am glad you are $40 richer
• United States
23 Apr 17
I have wheezed since I was a kid and it's gotten worse after my years of smoking.
@nanette64 (17509)
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Apr 17
I tried Symbicort and didn't like it @AbbyGreenhill . I use Proair which is an albuterol inhaler and I like it a lot and it only costs me $6.
• United States
23 Apr 17
I have no problem with Symbicort so I'll stick with it.
@Sambriel (623)
22 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill that's great ,I'm glad it makes you happy !
• United States
23 Apr 17
Yes, it was a good thing and nice surpirse.